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November 22nd - 25th, 2024

Making me a wilderness of my own, Re-wilding our lives:


A Positive approach to life; Engaging our Bodies, Minds, Spirit, Art, Music, Dance, Poetry and the Environment.

  • We re-ignite our wisdom and explore ways to connect with our true purpose and core selves as we embrace aging.

Reconnecting with the beauty and healing qualities of nature and the creative resources of art, music and poetry to find our true value and purpose in an ever fragile body, in an ever fragile world. Open to all.


Helen Gaynor  is a Wexford based visual artist, writer and musician. She is the author of ‘A Wilderness of My Own’  a covid lockdown diary, a creative work that tracks her journey through two years of restricted living. It contains poetry, prose, photographic and painted images, drawings, collages and digital ‘reconstructs’,

Michael Dillon, is the Director at Ballyvaloo, he is a psychotherapist by training with specialist training in Trauma work and is a certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. In the past he has worked with the MEND programme (Domestic Violence Intervention Programme in the South East) for over 10 years, as a therapist with the HSE in Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC) ,the Self Harm Intervention Programme (SHIP) and more recently as manager of The Ford Counselling Centre.  Spirituality has always been core to his life.

Hosted by: Michael Dillon and Helen Gaynor. Cost: €340

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