The art of wanting:
re-kindling our capacity to live with passion and desire
with Emma Philbin Bowman, psychotherapist, writer, facilitator
October 5-December 7, 2020
*other attendance options also available, including a stand-alone version
This online workshop offers a rare experience to deeply engage the territory of wanting in a way that extends our range and deepens our intimacy and empathy with ourselves and others. ) Take a look here: it’s a comprehensive, spacious, carefully paced exploration of themes like Wanting, Desire, Intention, Longing, Savouring, Receiving and Surrender.
Wanting is a rich, essential and often neglected aspect of our lives. It is a particularly valuable theme to explore in the context of a small group, as this allows us to open to the topic in many threads, shedding light together, opening space and insight, evolving…
I approach wanting as a route to self-intimacy, subtle expansion, as a challenge to habitual patterns, and an invitation to live many elements of our humanity more richly. It is a theme with the flexibility to calibrate to the moment we are in as individuals and as a collective. The Teachable format also allows participants to revisit this material over time as you digest the course.
‘The Art of Wanting’ will launch on Teachable on October and run through autumn to early winter, ending on December 7. We will have a live meeting on Monday evenings from 6-7.30pm, with an optional drop-in session on Saturday mornings. There will be a maximum of 12 participants. (For those who prefer to work alone, there is also the option to take a self-guided version of the course)
Maximum Participants 12 – in order to support a rich container that can best serve each participant.
Now Booking. – use code OCEAN
Emma Philbin Bowman, IAHIP
Emma’s original degree was in Philosophy and English Literature. Over the past two decades she has worked chiefly as a psychotherapist, writer and group facilitator (at mindfulness.ie, UCD, and independently). In between these two lives, she was immersed in Buddhist and Advaita teachings and practice – and gardening. More recently, she has studied extensively within the Diamond Approach and with Thomas Hubl – contexts that expand spiritual development alongside relational skills and the integration of trauma.
Emma is a passionate advocate of integration, human complexity and how we may – throughout our lives – continue to support our individual growth and expression within the wider contexts of which we are a part. In her original workshops and courses, she cultivates an environment of safety, trust and subtlety of process that allows participants to deepen their authenticity, insight and self-experience, while also expanding empathy for others.