Group Workshops

Embodied Mindfulness and Self-Care

Group Workshops & Women’s Circles

 

Why self-care?

In today’s culture and in these challenging times, self-care is a vital and somewhat radical act. It challenges the dominant norms of productivity and busy-ness as the ultimate goals, and celebrates the inherent value and uniqueness of each individual. We cannot have healthy or thriving relationships, communities or societies, if we are operating from a place of depletion or stress as individuals. The more we are resourced and nourished ourselves, the more we can enjoy life, be present, have healthy relationships and express our full potential.

 

Why ‘embodied’ mindfulness and self-care?

Our culture predominantly values rationality, science and intellect, and as a result many people live in their heads, with their bodies and emotions somewhat disconnected or out of balance. If this is not consciously countered, it can cause stress, anxiety, reactivity, overwhelm, burn-out, addictive behaviours, challenging relationships, illness, and general mental or emotional un-wellness.

Becoming more aware of our minds, bodies and emotions, and the relationship between them, can greatly enhance well-being.  Finding more balance between these different aspects of yourself can improve your capacity to function, and to flourish in your work and relationships. It creates more harmony and wellbeing, and allows you to tap into your inner wisdom and creativity with ease.

By adopting a more holistic approach to self-care, you can develop better self-awareness and resilience, and in turn be more resourced to meet life’s challenges and express your full potential. In the workshops we also look at how you can ‘embody’ and integrate mindfulness and self-care in your everyday life.

Women’s Circles:

Nurture and Express your True Self

 

 

I facilitate regular workshops for women in Dublin, Ireland, where we gather in small, intimate group to work on specific themes. These include: self care, daily habits and schedules, emotions, personal boundaries, working with the ‘inner child’ and the ‘inner critic’, and simply space to ‘come home’ and reconnect with your inner-self. This is done through a combination of information inputs, individual inquiry exercises, worksheets, sharing and discussion, creative activities, and embodied mindfulness and movement practices.

The women’s circle offers participants a safe and supportive space in which to go deeper, connect with their minds, bodies and emotions, and access their inner wisdom. Participants emerge with clarity on what actions need to be taken to support themselves and express their true potential. In this intimate setting, women can also experience great support, solidarity, and authentic sharing together, as well as plenty of fun, creativity and inspiration!

Dates for Women’s Circles in Dublin, Autumn 2018:

Friday 14 September:   Creating Daily Habits that Support you to Flourish
Friday 16 November:   Coming Home to your True Self: a Space to Reconnect

Please contact me for details or to book your place for workshops in Dublin (max. 6ppl).
Women’s circle workshops can also be developed on request, and held in locations across Ireland or internationally – in private homes, yoga studios, holistic centres and other venues.

 

~ “Thank you so much Delphine for an absolutely fabulous workshop, in a relaxed and nurturing environment.”

“A fabulous afternoon and wonderfully facilitated. A safe space for reflection, and also very energising. I feel like it is just the start of my new journey.”

 “Very useful notes, and variety of aids used eg video, drawing, worksheets, music, comforting tasty healthy nibbles.”

~”It was an open, safe, encouraging space in which to be true with my feelings and emotions. Honesty is the key word that resonates with me.”

~ “It was a supportive, safe environment, and I appreciated the workshop being facilitated by a qualified, experienced psychotherapist.”

~ “Thank you so much Delphine for an absolutely fabulous workshop, in a relaxed and nurturing environment.”

“A fabulous afternoon and wonderfully facilitated. A safe space for reflection, and also very energising. I feel like it is just the start of my new journey.”

 “Very useful notes, and variety of aids used eg video, drawing, worksheets, music, comforting tasty healthy nibbles.”

~”It was an open, safe, encouraging space in which to be true with my feelings and emotions. Honesty is the key word that resonates with me.”

~ “It was a supportive, safe environment, and I appreciated the workshop being facilitated by a qualified, experienced psychotherapist.”

Workshops for Groups and Organisations

 

Developing mindfulness and self-care practices can be a powerful way to enhance the wellbeing, creativity and capacity of your group or team members. I offer half-day and full-day workshops, ranging from introductory to in-depth engagement with the concepts and practice of mindfulness and self care. Goals and content are tailored to each group or organisation.

By building resilience and self-awareness, participants learn how to take care of their own health and well-being, and are supported to flourish as individuals. The workshops create an opportunity to share experiences, learning, and suggestions for self-care and mindfulness in a group context, which in turn builds solidarity and support for enhancing wellbeing within the group. Participants are then also better-resourced to support each other, and to express their passions, values and skills in a way that has greater positive impact on the wider group and society.

My emphasis is on offering engaging sessions that are fun, inspiring and motivating, as well as including lots of practical elements that people can apply in their work and personal lives. I can combine a variety of formats depending on the group’s preferences, including: information inputs, individual reflection exercises, creative expression exercises; guided meditation & visualisation; music & movement; small group / pair discussions, wider group discussion and sharing of resources or ideas.

~ “It was a nurturing experience, time out for me, time to reflect on my daily life, my self-care, my stress triggers, underlying causes of my tensions, time flew I felt so engaged in the activities.”

~ “The content was really strong, interesting and relevant. Tone and facilitation style were excellent.”

~ “The examples of tools to support self-care were the most useful, especially as it was done in a peer learning environment, with all of us sharing what works for us.”

~ “The meditations and visualisations were really user-friendly and reminded me that meditation is not some impossible thing to do.”

~ “Self-reflection can become emotional and unlock things that aren’t always appropriate in training spaces. This workshop created the perfect atmosphere and tone for reflection and support, without going to inappropriate or triggering terrain.”

~ “It was a nurturing experience, time out for me, time to reflect on my daily life, my self-care, my stress triggers, underlying causes of my tensions, time flew I felt so engaged in the activities.”

~ “The content was really strong, interesting and relevant. Tone and facilitation style were excellent.”

~ “The examples of tools to support self-care were the most useful, especially as it was done in a peer learning environment, with all of us sharing what works for us.”

~ “The meditations and visualisations were really user-friendly and reminded me that meditation is not some impossible thing to do.”

~ “Self-reflection can become emotional and unlock things that aren’t always appropriate in training spaces.
This workshop created the perfect atmosphere and tone for reflection and support, without going to inappropriate or triggering terrain.”