Drumming Up Good Health
6 Week Class in the Practice of Shamanic Journeying
Starting Sun 10th March10am-1pm, Mon 18th March 7pm, Mon 25th March 7pm,
Mon 1st April, Mon 8th April and Sun 14th April 10am – 1pm
€140 Non Refundable Deposit €50
Shamanic Journeying is a way for us to feel personally empowered in our lives. It is a way to get us out of our heads as well as to expand our awareness. When we learn that we have the ability to problem solve for ourselves, it raises our self-esteem in a grounded way.
Think of a journey as a kind of active meditation, a means of travelling deep within to garner the counselling, insights and perspectives of a world without judgement or negativity. Journeys are accompanied by a drum – said to represent the heartbeat of mother earth – which shifts the brain waves from alpha to theta and produces a mild trance state.
Shamanism, one of the oldest traditions of the world and common to all Native people, is a connection that helps us remember who we really are. It is a form of spirituality that is based upon living in balance with everything around us. It has proven to be successful in enabling people to achieve balance in all aspects of their lives.
Going to meet our helping spirits makes us feel valued and connected to the spirit that lives in all things. We feel loved by the power of the universe, and we never feel alone again. In working with the helping spirits, we learn the true definition of power. True power is being able to use our energy to create transformation for ourselves, others and the planet.
We journey our way on this course each week, out of our story, our chains, chains of our own making. This limits what we think is possible. It is possible to get stuck in a story and that is a very serious problem. The trap of being human is when we hold our story to be the same thing as our life. They are not the same thing.
It is possible to start a new story.
Shamanic journeying is a joyful path to regaining the knowledge of how to bring our lives back into a place of harmony and balance. It helps us to wake up to our full creative potential. As we do this, our lives change in a way that brings good health and well-being to ourselves and others.
Some people use the journey to work through emotional issues. They may confront a deceased or living relative to bring peace to unresolved events. We can use the journey to bring about changes, or seek answers to questions that are stopping us from living our lives in a joyful and fulfilling way. The shamanic journey provides a tool for spiritual growth because the individual can seek out evolved spiritual teachers. The messages often have an unexpected depth of meaning, and journeyers often report that their journeys ‘add up’ to a deeper spiritual teaching because one journey has built on another. We spend 2 classes out in nature and the remaining in our custom built studio in the centre of Blessington. During each class we will be journal our experiences and over the 6 week period when we go back over the contents of our journal we may see that we were walking a path of deep learning. Journey messages will often come in the form of symbols, which have a depth that only becomes clear over time.
What will you learn on this course:
- the skill of journeying/meditating to the beat of a drum and surrendering
- reconnect with nature and learn how to ground and self support
- access personal guidance and healing
- develop tools for resolving our problems and distressing
- develop insights that enable us to become more empowered and resourceful
- how to manifest our goals and dreams
Testimonials from Autumn Class 2018
It was a wonderful experience. I learnt so much about myself and have made so many positive changes to my life. I loved every minute spent at Margot’s beautiful studio, to enter it feels like being wrapped in a hug. Margot is a beautiful, wise, real woman, and time spent with her will unbelievably lift your spirits. Thanks so much Margot for kick starting my soul.
A huge thankyou for the amazing 6 weeks class in Shamanic Journeying. I loved every minute of it. You’re amazing at what you do. I have suffered from depression since I was 17, I am now 37 and for the first time in a long time I feel such a huge change inside of me, the positivity I feel from doing the course has helped me in so many ways. I cannot thank you enough, I cant wait to do some more work soon. Deirdre x
I have recently attended a six week course held by a Shamanic Practitioner Margot Ussher, called Drumming Up Good Health. The classes were structured and delivered with confidence and expertise. Margot’s guided meditations and Shamanic journeying lead to a thoroughly insightful and enjoyable experience. Her skilled professionalism allowed me to relax and experience Shamanism as a healing force.
It is the perfect way to take time out, to connect with yourself,others and the universe and Margot does this effortlessly. I would recommend this six week course to anyone who likes to experience support, healing or just self care.
6 Week Self-Care for Women Course
Thurs 27th Sept 7pm – 9pm
€120 Non Refundable deposit €50
Women often have a hard time putting aside the needs of others in order to take care of their own needs. We support and nurture significant others – our children, our parents, our siblings, our friends, our neighbours, – and leave little for ourselves. Many women deplete themselves and the cycle of giving and receiving is disrupted.
Self care is the process of nurturing yourself. But in a fast-pace and often chaotic society, many women tend to put their own needs on the back burner. So many women constantly put everyone else first, allowing their own needs to suffer. Some women may even become resentful because their personal needs have been neglected. it is vital that we learn how to build our inner selves to be strong and healthy so that when times become challenging we have a resource that will ease the way and bring about a greater level of peace and emotional stability. We will be experimenting with techniques which add to our sense of being grounded and assertive. This is vitally important especially when we have children who look to us as mothers for stability, safety and emotional maturity.
Self Care is imperative.
This 6 Week Class will explore:
- Self Responsibility. Recognise that self-care is not selfish. What is self-care REALLY?
- Setting Boundaries without guilt.
- Creating Awareness around our needs as women. How do we get our needs met?
- Body care /self image / self talk and stress.
- Be your own best friend / Create supportive surroundings.
- Techniques in self supporting
- Building inner resources to deal with outside challenges.
- Making peace a priority in you life
What does it look like to be more present and assertive? What role does self compassion, gratitude and mind-body connection play?
The Artist’s Way 13 Week Course
The Artist’s Way – Healers’ Dance Blessington
The Artist’s Way is a course in discovering and recovering your creative self and it leads you on a path of unlocking your latent creativity and brings you closer to making your dreams a reality. It is a step-by-step approach which will dissolve the barriers of self doubt, self criticisms and old beliefs that prevent you from living a vibrant life full of expression and possibilities.
Creativity means ‘ to grow’. Our creativity and personal development are intertwined and when a person is not expressing their creativity, they can easily become low in themselves, frustrated, anxious and depressed. When we are creative we live as if the world and all that is in it is vividly alive. We see life differently, more possibilities and even obstacles become exciting challenges all because of the vibrancy which being in the creative flow offers.
The Artist’s Way is a 13 week programme that will reawaken your creativity, reenergise your life and teach you how to take as much care of yourself as you do for others.
Each 2 hour session is highly structured and is based on the best selling book by Julia Cameron called The Artist’s Way and will show you how to help take a step back from your busy life to slow down, achieve more and set goals for your own self care and creativity.
March 7pm – 9pm. Cost: €250 Non Refundable Deposit €50.
With Margot Ussher at The Healer’s Dance, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
This is an inner journey of self discovery and it is different for each person. So my job as facilitator is to support you each week as we navigate through the activities and discussions each week. Meditation and stillness is a vital part of the course and indeed meeting and sharing with like minded people is a wonderful resource on this exciting journey home to your real self.
Creativity is intelligence having fun. A. Einstein
For more information : www.juliacameronlive.com