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The famous therapist Carl Jung once stated “we are light and shadow”. The Shamanic therapists concur with this view. From the Shamanic perspective we come from the light – from source. From the Shamanic viewpoint we need only connect to nature and witness that we too are light and shadow. As day turns to night, and the sun and moon move across the skies, when we connect and accept our polarities, we can live in greater harmony with ourselves and with all life around us.
Through nature we realize that we along with all animal life come from the womb, just as life in nature comes from the womb of the Earth. When we connect with nature we see that we need to face the storms that come our way in life and release what needs to die within us in order for a new aspect of ourselves to emerge. Just as the flower expresses itself onto the canvas of life with its own unique aroma in its own distinctive way.
When we learn to live life from the Shamanic perspective, we too, like our relatives in nature can live the life best suited to us. Just as the tree releases the old for new growth to emerge, we too need to face the storms and ordeals that come our way in life. When these ordeals from this or other past lives are not resolved, they continue to play out in our lives until they are felt, and healed.
These Challenges of the Shadow that we come here to face may include painful experiences such as trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, addiction, loss, attachment issues, violence, depression and sadness. However, as Jung states, the Shadow is not a completely dark place. When we meet and greet the trials in our lives, we come in contact with our inner gifts, strengths, jewels and the many other talents within us we would not have been aware off otherwise. Whereas when we resist tackling the painful episodes that come our way, they have a habit of persisting. We can develop maladaptive behaviours that at first may alleviate and numb our pain. But without healing our wounds, they continue to play on a continuous loop in the background, attracting people and events into our lives that compound our pain until we address it.
The Soul, the spirit, the unique spark within us is always whispering to us to show up as the being we innately are. If this exciting new course speaks to you, you will be provided with enhanced awareness and deepened personal growth as we merge the practice of Psychotherapy with deep Shamanic healing.
This course offered over four weekends will bring the learner on an experiential journey of the self and offer a toolbox full of therapeutic and spiritual interventions including journaling, intention setting, ceremony, visualizations, and shamanic journeys and rituals where you will connect with helping spirits and allies. In turn, your will help your clients to heal and grow. You will uncover aspects of your life that keep you stuck in old paradigms of living and get yourself to a place of dreaming a new life into being.
Furthermore, the spiritual interventions and rituals provided on this training journey will enable you to clear, transmute and heal unwanted pain, stuck energy, and repetitive dysfunctional patterns that appear in your own life. This will help you to get to a place where you can befriend your brokenness and woundedness and utilize it, so you can start to live from a place of wisdom, connection and healing.
Small and intimate courses for no more than 20 people
About the Presenters
Gerard is a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner with thirty-five years experience working in social care, nursing, therapeutic and healing professions. He has also worked and devised his own courses in therapy and shamanic healing and has lectured and developed his own modules on psychotherapy courses. Gerard has also devised therapeutic podcasts for clients and is an author of shamanic and therapy books and articles to assist clients and therapists on their own personal and professional journeys.
Having reaped the benefits of various holistic therapies for my own personal health care and that of my family, I started my personal healing journey some 20 years when I decided to study Homeopathy. I am now a qualified and registered Homeopath, Reiki Master and Teacher, Shamanic Counsellor, Life Coach and recently qualified Psychotherapist. I also practice the art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi bodywork with clients. I teach Reiki and Introduction to Homeopathy First Aid courses as well as holding Women’s Full Moon gatherings. My own practice is called “Time for Me” and I run “The Dublin Wellbeing Centre” which hosts 20 amazing therapists. I am also an IT consultant and project management associate.
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Lic. B.S.H., I.S. Hom
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