Irish Wellbeing Events for 2019 – Part 2
April 20, 2019 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

Following on from our part 1 piece on Wellbeing Events in 2019, we at The Sharpe have decided to give you an early insight into some of the events coming up later in the summer and thereafter (which might be worthwhile looking into now as some events can be pricey!).

We all need to take time out from the stresses of life and to put social media and digital devices on pause for a while. Your mind will thank you for it in the long run and one of the select events that we have handpicked could be the perfect gift for you or someone else down the line. Yoga, retreats, art therapy, you name it we have it in the following top wellbeing event picks for 2019.

Training in Nature Program 

It’s easy to invest too much time in the online world until it starts to negatively affect our mental health. Ecowellness Consulting Ltd. is a company based in Dublin whose aim is to help people establish a balanced lifestyle by conducting short courses and training programs that teach positivity through nature. In June they will be hosting a 2-day training session which will involve designing, implementing and evaluating nature-based interventions to promote positive mental health as they claim that studies show that the ‘therapeutic use of nature’ can be beneficial to mental health.

Some of the events lined up for the day include Ecotherapy, Expressive Arts in Nature, Forest Therapy and Forest Bathing with other various indoor and outdoor activities and discussions to be conducted in small and large groups. The trainers involved are qualified professionals and they are Shirley Gleeson (BSocSc, MSW, MA in Health Promotion) and Donal O’ Keeffe (BA, MSc Applied Psychology, PhD candidate). What you will learn from the training can be used for yourself or to help others. See the link here for further details: https://bit.ly/2Vc9SYP 

When: Sat, 29 Jun 2019, 09:30 – Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 16:30

Where: The Glendalough Hotel, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Cost: €260.00 (cost includes lunches at the hotel but not accommodation

OBUS Urban Retreat 

The OBUS School of Healing Therapies in Kildare specialises in a variety of therapies including Chinese Medicine, Reflexology and Massage to name but a few. The centre is scheduling two consecutive days of urban retreat and relaxation classes in the beginning of June which aims to give people under pressure in their busy lives a chance to take time out, reflect and de-stress.

The classes will begin on a Sunday at 10am with the day’s schedule specialising in yoga and meditation techniques. This will be followed by a schedule that includes restorative yoga, aromatherapy, an outdoor session and a group sound bath on Monday. It’s a great way to meet new people and to treat yourself with all important “you” time. For further details check out this link from eventbrite https://bit.ly/2WCFs2g 

When: Sun, 2 Jun 2019, 10:00 – Mon, 3 Jun 2019, 17:00

Where: Obus Wellness Centre, 3/4 Mill Lane, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Cost: €30.00 deposit, full prices TBA

Magical Midsummer Yoga Retreat 

Marion Buechner is a 500h RYT certified yoga teacher who is organising this fantastic retreat with her assistant Karen. It will take place over a weekend in mid-June in the Wexford countryside and will focus on two different types of yoga called the yin and yang practice with one focusing more on meditation and the other involving a slightly more physical and active approach.

She emphasises that absolute beginners along with those experienced in yoga are all welcome and that select therapeutic oils will be used throughout to enhance the de-stress experience. The location is perfect for hiking and exploring in your spare time so nature lovers will be in their element and meals and accommodation are included. See here for details: https://bit.ly/2FHP0Ci

When: Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 17:00 – Sun, 23 Jun 2019, 14:00

Where: Monalea Bar, Coolgreany Co. Wexford

Cost: Twin room €350 (€325)*, Shared Room (sleeps max 4) €335 (€310)*
*Early bird price before April 30th

The Body Has Its Reasons 

Barbara Fitzgerald is a Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer with a private practice in Dublin who has experience working in hospitals, clinics and universities. For those who are currently working in or are interested in working in the field of psychotherapy, Barbara is conducting a 2-day workshop on psychosynthesis in association with the Irish Psychosynthesis Network.

Throughout this process, Barbara will be using a somatic practice to engage participants in how to become one with their bodies, connecting the physical body to emotional expression, forming a sense of fulfilment and self-satisfaction in what we see and feel and being more receptive and aware in general. The aim is for participants to receive a restorative and replenishing experience that gives them a better awareness and sense of comfort in their own skin, a technique which can then be used to assist others. For more information visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2OF0Hh7 

When: Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 18:30 –Sat, 8 Jun 2019, 17:00

Where: The Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, D02 E044 Dublin

Cost: €120.00

Tap Into Your Best Self 

Everyone has their own objectives in life like getting that dream job or simply being continuously happy and fulfilled. Brad Yates is an expert motivator and best-selling author from the US whose goal is to help others be their best selves by tackling their inner concerns to lead them on the road to success. He uses Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘Tapping’ which involves the ability to recognise certain unconscious thoughts and emotions and learning how to control them whilst replacing them with a more positive way of thinking.

Being, Doing and Having is one technique that Yates will be demonstrating that encourages participants to focus on the now before anticipating for the future. With over 800 YouTube videos and contributions to Huffpost, Brad’s content is very accessible to sample before deciding on whether these classes are right for you. The overall aim is to boost confidence and help participants to form a structured pathway to their goals. For further details visit this link: https://bit.ly/2WDcf7j 

When: Sat, 14 September 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Where: Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

Cost: €130.00

An Introduction to Art Therapy for Parents and Professionals 

Whilst meditation, yoga and deep contemplative exercises can benefit adults in providing an effective de-stress method, for children these options might not be accessible. There are adults and children alike however who benefit from expressing themselves and tackling their anxieties through art and using their creative abilities. ChildVision is an organisation that caters for blind children and their families in Ireland alongside organising mental wellbeing events for the public.

In September, they will be promoting this method by providing a 2-hour workshop aimed at professionals and the parents of young children which will demonstrate the benefits of art therapy and how these tools can be passed on to others and particularly children. Art therapy is described as a form of psychotherapy that uses a mixture of talking and art in a non-judgemental environment as a medium to access feelings, experiences and personal challenges. For more information on this event check out this link for details: https://bit.ly/2TTDN6K 

When: Tue, 24 September 2019, 10:30 – 12:30 

Where: ChildVision, Grace Park Road D09 WK0H Drumcondra

Cost: €27.55

Consciousness Evolution Journey – Quantum Healing 1 

While the title of this workshop may sound daunting, the method is very straight forward. Quantum healing (also called cellular healing) operates on the concept of letting go of stress and negative emotions because where thought goes energy flows. The aim of this 2-day workshop is for participants to gain increased self-control over their thought process and emotions by connecting with positive energy sources and embracing all that is natural and spiritual. Some interesting aspects that the workshop will cover includes an introduction to quantum theory, heart fields, positive protection and more.

The participants that will benefit most from this are those who are open-minded to the concept of spiritual healing and who wish to explore different avenues of restorative techniques. Jana Kollar will be organising this workshop and she is certified in multiple areas which include Psychotherapy, Counselling, Naturopathy, Quantum Physics, etcetera. For details on what this workshop entails, visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2OILPy9 

When: Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 10:00 – Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 17:30

Where: Raheny, Dublin (precise venue TBA)

Cost: €209.39

We have a great selection of events overall that cater to those who either want to participate in wellbeing events for educational purposes or simply to get a well-earned break. A lot of early bird prices will be ending soon so if you’re interested, make sure to take advantage of that and spread the word because the more people who are aware that tools like this exist, the better.

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Irish Wellbeing Events for 2019 – Part 2
April 20, 2019 (No Comments) by Alannah Kenny

Following on from our part 1 piece on Wellbeing Events in 2019, we at The Sharpe have decided to give you an early insight into some of the events coming up later in the summer and thereafter (which might be worthwhile looking into now as some events can be pricey!).

We all need to take time out from the stresses of life and to put social media and digital devices on pause for a while. Your mind will thank you for it in the long run and one of the select events that we have handpicked could be the perfect gift for you or someone else down the line. Yoga, retreats, art therapy, you name it we have it in the following top wellbeing event picks for 2019.

Training in Nature Program 

It’s easy to invest too much time in the online world until it starts to negatively affect our mental health. Ecowellness Consulting Ltd. is a company based in Dublin whose aim is to help people establish a balanced lifestyle by conducting short courses and training programs that teach positivity through nature. In June they will be hosting a 2-day training session which will involve designing, implementing and evaluating nature-based interventions to promote positive mental health as they claim that studies show that the ‘therapeutic use of nature’ can be beneficial to mental health.

Some of the events lined up for the day include Ecotherapy, Expressive Arts in Nature, Forest Therapy and Forest Bathing with other various indoor and outdoor activities and discussions to be conducted in small and large groups. The trainers involved are qualified professionals and they are Shirley Gleeson (BSocSc, MSW, MA in Health Promotion) and Donal O’ Keeffe (BA, MSc Applied Psychology, PhD candidate). What you will learn from the training can be used for yourself or to help others. See the link here for further details: https://bit.ly/2Vc9SYP 

When: Sat, 29 Jun 2019, 09:30 – Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 16:30

Where: The Glendalough Hotel, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Cost: €260.00 (cost includes lunches at the hotel but not accommodation

OBUS Urban Retreat 

The OBUS School of Healing Therapies in Kildare specialises in a variety of therapies including Chinese Medicine, Reflexology and Massage to name but a few. The centre is scheduling two consecutive days of urban retreat and relaxation classes in the beginning of June which aims to give people under pressure in their busy lives a chance to take time out, reflect and de-stress.

The classes will begin on a Sunday at 10am with the day’s schedule specialising in yoga and meditation techniques. This will be followed by a schedule that includes restorative yoga, aromatherapy, an outdoor session and a group sound bath on Monday. It’s a great way to meet new people and to treat yourself with all important “you” time. For further details check out this link from eventbrite https://bit.ly/2WCFs2g 

When: Sun, 2 Jun 2019, 10:00 – Mon, 3 Jun 2019, 17:00

Where: Obus Wellness Centre, 3/4 Mill Lane, Leixlip, Co. Kildare

Cost: €30.00 deposit, full prices TBA

Magical Midsummer Yoga Retreat 

Marion Buechner is a 500h RYT certified yoga teacher who is organising this fantastic retreat with her assistant Karen. It will take place over a weekend in mid-June in the Wexford countryside and will focus on two different types of yoga called the yin and yang practice with one focusing more on meditation and the other involving a slightly more physical and active approach.

She emphasises that absolute beginners along with those experienced in yoga are all welcome and that select therapeutic oils will be used throughout to enhance the de-stress experience. The location is perfect for hiking and exploring in your spare time so nature lovers will be in their element and meals and accommodation are included. See here for details: https://bit.ly/2FHP0Ci

When: Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 17:00 – Sun, 23 Jun 2019, 14:00

Where: Monalea Bar, Coolgreany Co. Wexford

Cost: Twin room €350 (€325)*, Shared Room (sleeps max 4) €335 (€310)*
*Early bird price before April 30th

The Body Has Its Reasons 

Barbara Fitzgerald is a Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer with a private practice in Dublin who has experience working in hospitals, clinics and universities. For those who are currently working in or are interested in working in the field of psychotherapy, Barbara is conducting a 2-day workshop on psychosynthesis in association with the Irish Psychosynthesis Network.

Throughout this process, Barbara will be using a somatic practice to engage participants in how to become one with their bodies, connecting the physical body to emotional expression, forming a sense of fulfilment and self-satisfaction in what we see and feel and being more receptive and aware in general. The aim is for participants to receive a restorative and replenishing experience that gives them a better awareness and sense of comfort in their own skin, a technique which can then be used to assist others. For more information visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2OF0Hh7 

When: Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 18:30 –Sat, 8 Jun 2019, 17:00

Where: The Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, D02 E044 Dublin

Cost: €120.00

Tap Into Your Best Self 

Everyone has their own objectives in life like getting that dream job or simply being continuously happy and fulfilled. Brad Yates is an expert motivator and best-selling author from the US whose goal is to help others be their best selves by tackling their inner concerns to lead them on the road to success. He uses Emotional Freedom Techniques or ‘Tapping’ which involves the ability to recognise certain unconscious thoughts and emotions and learning how to control them whilst replacing them with a more positive way of thinking.

Being, Doing and Having is one technique that Yates will be demonstrating that encourages participants to focus on the now before anticipating for the future. With over 800 YouTube videos and contributions to Huffpost, Brad’s content is very accessible to sample before deciding on whether these classes are right for you. The overall aim is to boost confidence and help participants to form a structured pathway to their goals. For further details visit this link: https://bit.ly/2WDcf7j 

When: Sat, 14 September 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Where: Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2

Cost: €130.00

An Introduction to Art Therapy for Parents and Professionals 

Whilst meditation, yoga and deep contemplative exercises can benefit adults in providing an effective de-stress method, for children these options might not be accessible. There are adults and children alike however who benefit from expressing themselves and tackling their anxieties through art and using their creative abilities. ChildVision is an organisation that caters for blind children and their families in Ireland alongside organising mental wellbeing events for the public.

In September, they will be promoting this method by providing a 2-hour workshop aimed at professionals and the parents of young children which will demonstrate the benefits of art therapy and how these tools can be passed on to others and particularly children. Art therapy is described as a form of psychotherapy that uses a mixture of talking and art in a non-judgemental environment as a medium to access feelings, experiences and personal challenges. For more information on this event check out this link for details: https://bit.ly/2TTDN6K 

When: Tue, 24 September 2019, 10:30 – 12:30 

Where: ChildVision, Grace Park Road D09 WK0H Drumcondra

Cost: €27.55

Consciousness Evolution Journey – Quantum Healing 1 

While the title of this workshop may sound daunting, the method is very straight forward. Quantum healing (also called cellular healing) operates on the concept of letting go of stress and negative emotions because where thought goes energy flows. The aim of this 2-day workshop is for participants to gain increased self-control over their thought process and emotions by connecting with positive energy sources and embracing all that is natural and spiritual. Some interesting aspects that the workshop will cover includes an introduction to quantum theory, heart fields, positive protection and more.

The participants that will benefit most from this are those who are open-minded to the concept of spiritual healing and who wish to explore different avenues of restorative techniques. Jana Kollar will be organising this workshop and she is certified in multiple areas which include Psychotherapy, Counselling, Naturopathy, Quantum Physics, etcetera. For details on what this workshop entails, visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2OILPy9 

When: Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 10:00 – Sun, 16 Jun 2019, 17:30

Where: Raheny, Dublin (precise venue TBA)

Cost: €209.39

We have a great selection of events overall that cater to those who either want to participate in wellbeing events for educational purposes or simply to get a well-earned break. A lot of early bird prices will be ending soon so if you’re interested, make sure to take advantage of that and spread the word because the more people who are aware that tools like this exist, the better.

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