Please contact me for details of upcoming workshops
These are usually experiential days based on the work of Joanna Macy moving with gratitude through the
spiral, feeling our pain for the world, seeing with new eyes, and going
forth with renewed love and connection in our hearts
Hi and thanks for being
curious enough about me to read this page!
I am from Devon in the UK originally, where I grew up in an evangelical Church of England family; and my life since has reflected a desire to relate to the Divine in an increasingly universal way, gradually shedding the limitations of those rigid forms of belief.
During my twenties , I explored simple living and sustainability, choosing to move out of the city and create a small country living, and eventually an informal community in an old farmhouse in Wiltshire.
In my thirties I moved with my husband and baby daughter to SW Ireland , where we lived at the end of a track amidst the magnificence of the Kerry mountains, and then when that life became too hard, moved into the village, where I explored community development , facilitating a womens group and running the Family Resource centre, as well as gaining a diploma in Women in the Community from UCC
During this time,
while bringing up three small children, latterly on my own, my
journey led me through a spiritual reawakening thanks
to the principles of 12-step programme work , which still
underpin my life, and which I revisit regularly in order to
be vigilant in drawing back from my tendency to
In 2002 a restlessness came upon me, and I brought my family to live in Bandon West Cork, feeling a strong and eventually unignorable need to live somewhere bigger, to embrace mainstream society I suppose, instead of living right at the edge of civilization, comfortable though that was., I was thereby abandoning long-held ideals of country living, and it was a big leap for me and for my teenage kids..
So I have been living in the Bandon area for these last 18 years , though now that my children are living their own lives I have moved a few miles outside town. When I came back from the Mexico retreat, having left my children and bookshop in the care of my ex husband , I gave up the shop, and taught weekend Meditation workshops and retreats, while earning my living working as a Home Help for the HSE .
During those years I explored Anthroposophical Transformative art, through weekend workshops at Tobias School of Art and Therapy and I completed my Masters in Leadership and Pastoral Care at All Hallows in Dublin.
2007 I have been an Aspirant with The Universal Order, a small yet world-wide
organisation, which offers a system of philosophical teachings which demonstrate the underlying unity of
Eastern and Western religions: the religion of the spirit .
I love its refusal to market itself and become another form of spirituality seduced by our capitalist society into commodification .
Now, in feeling the importance of offering workshops exploring our emotional response to the dreadful damage that is being done to our planet through humanity's distorted relationship to, and lack of connection with, our beautiful world I have become an accredited faciltator of The Work That Reconnects.
I have also been drawn to embark on a training in Druid teachings; finding their gentle and deep respect for, and connection, with the world around us is enabling me to delve into unexplored parts of myself.
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