This is a gentle day, a gift to yourself of care. A day of curiosity, reflection and rest. On this day, we will draw together, the Somatic (Body), Psychological (Mental and Emotional), and Spiritual and explore how connection with our Earth unites all three.
“For 245 million years, and for 99.999 percent of the 66 million years since, God was happy to have a good universe that included neither a single human nor a single religion, but lots and lots and lots of reptiles….For humans to make sense to ourselves, I think we’re going to have to rediscover our kinship with the reptiles—and … Read More >
Praying – “It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” Mary Oliver
During this retreat we will explore how silence, music, poetry and scripture offer a deep listening and creative response to prayer. Our time together brings hope and direction in our pilgrim path of companionship and presence with God.
Deirdre Ni Chinneide, trained … Read More >
Using the season of spring as a metaphor for taking that first small step for change and growth in our lives.
Michael will explore how we can be present to the circumstances of our lives right now, not be paralysed or overwhelmed by them and make the small, possible changes that we need for psychological and spiritual wellbeing.
He will use mindfulness based self-compassion techniques for calming the inner critic, explore relevant developments in neuro science and how our emotional regulation systems work for and against us as we unpack challenges to change in our lives. We will use nature, our own … Read More >