Since 1993 the course has taken place on Wednesdays in Cork City centre, 7pm to 9:30pm from October to the end of March. However, in these current and unprecedented times we have decided to run the first half of the course this year on Zoom. This is with the view to ensuring the safety of the participants and our safety also. The decision about 2022 will be made before Christmas.
We see the experience of working in the group as central to the course. We also use art, music, movement, journalling and ritual in our work. However, no previous experience in any of these is required. Neither is it necessary to have experience in group work, formal personal development or individual therapy.
For those who choose to join us on this journey we hope to provide a safe, healing space. We see each session as an 'oasis space' where you can take time to look back, look around and look forward. A place where nourishment and shelter are available even if the desert storms are raging. Your own life experience and interest in taking time to look at your own journey and your own story are what you need to join the therapeutic group. No special gifts, talents or abilities are required.
The approach in the sessions is one of inviting you to engage in each exercise and focus is on the 'here and now' of each person. Participants are offered the opportunity to focus on their own experience and their own life story in different and creative ways.
The aim is to get a clearer picture of:
Who you really are
How you came to be that person
The patterns and themes in your life and relationships
The world in which you live
Taking this journey with other people is a particularly positive way of approaching it.
Course details 2021/2022:
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Dates: 29th September
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November
1st, 8th, 15th December
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March
Venue: in light of the Covid uncertainties meetings Sep - Dec 2021 will take place on Zoom
Weekends: 29th, 30th, 31st October
28th, 29th, 30th January
Venue: in light of the Covid uncertainties the first weekend will take place on Zoom
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