The Creative Call to Greater Joy, Strength and Compassion on the Life Journey with Orla Burchael and Micheal McCabe

120.00

Running on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of April, from 10am – 4pm. 

This creative retreat invites us to take a new path. It assumes that all of us are on a journey charting a direction for our life, whether we are aware of this or not. We will invite you to be conscious of that journey and path you are on. We aim to open you to the possibility of living with greater joy, will, strength and compassion.

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The Creative Call to Greater Joy, Strength and Compassion on the Life Journey: Live with greater joy, will, strength and compassion

This creative retreat invites us to take a new path. It assumes that all of us are on a journey charting a direction for our life, whether we are aware of this or not. We will invite you to be conscious of that journey and path you are on. We aim to open you to the possibility of living with greater joy, will, strength and compassion.

We will draw upon the tremendous resources of Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way, Clarissa Pinkola Estees Women who run with the Wolves, and  Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey.

On this retreat we will facilitate using movement, dance, drama, stillness, creative visualization, mindfulness and compassion practices, journaling, drawing and silence. The weekend will involve a gentle quest to rediscover what it is that enhances our wellness and creativity on the Life path.

Each person’s discoveries are unique to that individual, enhancing a journey of self compassion that actively ripples out to other people in their lives and the greater world.

Orla trained as a clinical psychologist and dramatherapist and also as a community creative dance teacher. Somatic studies and authentic movement has been another area of exploration. Currently she works as a rehabilitation and wellness facilitator in the area of mental health.

Meditation and mindfulness have been important to Orla as far back as she can remember. However it was 28 years ago as a psychology student that she began to meditate more formally. For many years she wished to integrate her practice into her work. Fortunately in the last few decades as science and mindfulness have come into a beautiful and fruitful dialogue, this became possible.

Michael is a also aQuantum Coherence therapist (energetic healing), trainee Tai Chi as well as being a graduate in Dramatherapy. He has been practicing Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin and mindfulness for 20 years, and in March will be co-facilitating ‘The Conscious Perrformer’, a workshop exploring how the performer can be mindful, and utilise one’s unique creative potential through theatre, dance, dramatherapy, and meditation.

Michael lectures in theatre part time in Bray Institute of Further Education, and in Dramatherapy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is interested in creating a space for all to access the true self through the potential of theatre and mindfulness.