a one-day workshop with Emma Philbin Bowman
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 -5:00 pm
Mindfulness Ireland, Dublin 2
… desire is to own the wanting …. And in order to own something, there needs to be a sovereign self that is free to choose and, of course, feels worthy of wanting and feels worthy of receiving. That’s why desire is so intimately connected with a sense of self-worth.
Esther Perel, 2019, in conversation with Krista Tipett
Wanting is a rich, essential and often neglected aspect of our lives. This one-day workshop offers a rare opportunity to focus directly on our relationship to wanting.
The human ability to ‘want’ seems, on the surface of things, an apparently basic capacity. Nonetheless, for many of us it is not simple – to know what we want, to know how to want, to be capable of bringing forth our needs and wishes to others. These capacities are pivotal: the energies we bring to our wanting and desiring have profound influence on how our lives unfold.
On this one-day workshop, we will open up this territory from a range of angles. Though we rarely look directly at this ability to want, doing so is potent and life-affirming. Everywhere, analysts, psychologists and spiritual teachers point to the importance and healthiness of desiring; to the power of clarifying our intentions; to the beauty and necessity of entrusting our visions to the world and to each other; to bestowing our desire with the blessing of potential collaboration; to exposing ourselves to a potentially responsive universe.
Full lives require these things. This workshop will explore how as adults, we can deepen and enrich our capacity to want and to desire.
Maximum Participants 14.
Now Booking: The fee for day-long workshops is €90; if you are booking two people on one workshop, a discounted rate of €160 applies…
Inquiries (by email) firstname.lastname@example.org
One angle of this topic is explored here: desire in a responsive world
Emma Philbin Bowman BA, IAHIP, works as a psychotherapist, writer, facilitator and lecturer. Her workshops draw on a range of life-long interests, from Philosophy English Literature and Object Relations to contemporary spiritual traditions that emphasize integration, subtle energy, and coherent presence.