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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

News From SHEP

Hello from SHEP. 
We would like to give you advance notice of this year’s residential Mindfulness Retreat with Mary O’Callaghan on Oileán Chléire (Cape Clear). Noreen Leahy and Nuala McDonnell, our dedicated volunteer organisers, have been doing all the booking and preliminary work.  Everything is in place for the weekend of Fri. 8th – Sun 10th September.  We’ll send out the flyer (and application form) with full details after Easter.  Meanwhile, do save the date in your diary - and your spare change in your piggy bank - if you’d like to be there.  We are delighted to be able to keep the cost at the same level as last year - €185 all-in.

Here’s a reminder too of the ‘Embodied Presence: First Steps’ workshop with Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig.  Caitríona has facilitated many workshops for SHEP in recent years, and there is always a clamour  for more!  Here is some of the feedback from last year’s workshop:
“The best thing about the workshop for me was the pure pleasure of dance, body/emotion integration.” 
“Very worthwhile, great creativity.”
“Can’t improve on excellence.”
The application form is attached!

Advance notice too of a ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ evening with Pat Sheehan-Corbett on Wednesday 24th May in Ballincollig.  More details later.

Warm wishes –
Mary Mangan 

Embodied Presence: First Steps -  Weekend Workshop With Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig
"Now I become myself.
It's taken Time, many years and places;
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people's faces….”
May Sarton
Our experience of life is not random. We are continually selecting and organising our experience with or without conscious awareness. The opportunity offered in Embodied Brain/Embodied Presence is to take the first steps to becoming aware of some of our habits or the faces of others we have worn in our lives. Through the 5Rhythms Movement Meditation Practice and basic brain information, we will begin to make the changes needed to begin to wear “our own face” in a positive, vital and healthy life. On Saturday, in addition to exploring through movement, there will be a teaching on how our brain functions. We will learn how our habitual behaviours set in, and how it is possible to change them. On Sunday we apply this learning to a habit we would like to change, using movement as our basic tool for exploration. (Please note that this workshop is not a substitute for therapy so it is important to have good support in place to participate in this challenging work.)
Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig is a very experienced facilitator/leader of 5 Rhythms movement workshops.  She has led workshops throughout the country for many years.  Once again, SHEP is delighted to welcome her back to SHEP and to Cork.
When:    Saturday 27th May & Sunday 28th May 2017  10.00  a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Where:  To be confirmed
Cost:       €70

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