Finding a space within and around us to land safely, slow right down and find calm as we move into what can be a mad rush towards Christmas day. Christmas for some can be a lonely, isolating and disappointing time or for others a time of frenzy and overwhelm with high, unmet expectations and for others still, a time of great excitement, joy and celebration.
This is an opportunity to let go of the internal noise, connect with our own hearts and the hearts of others, self-regulate and with balance and harmony celebrate the now and feel reconnected and ready to be present to whatever Christmas brings. (For all faiths and none)
A notebook in case we need to write.
A blanket/fleece in case we need to wrap up.
A yoga mat or blanket to lie on (we will not be practising yoga).
Commencing with tea at 6pm on Friday evening and ending with lunch on Sunday at 1pm.
Michael Dillon, is the Director at Ballyvaloo, he is a psychotherapist by training with specialist training in Trauma work. 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) and the Self Harm Intervention Programme (SHIP). More recently he has been manager of The Ford Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre. Spirituality has always been core to his life.