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.
Wed 21st March 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Cost: €250
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
Mindfulness for Womens’ Self-Care Class
Starting Thurs 25th Jan 7.30pm – 9.30pm
In this 5 week class we explore what it is to truly care for yourself in the midst of life’s demands. We will be looking at the powerful role of mindfulness and meditation as one tool to support us with stress and everyday challenges. What does it look like to be more present and assertive? What role does self compassion, gratitude and mind-body connection play?
This 5 week class will explore:
Getting back to basics – body talk
Setting boundaries without guilt
Creating Awareness around our needs as women, daughters, mothers, grandmothers ….
How do we get our needs met and what does self care really mean
Internal conflict and stress in the body
Making Peace a priority in our lives.
Pre Christmas Self Care & Mindfulness Evening
Wed 13th Dec 2017 7pm – 9.30pm
Christmas is a wonderful and magical time of the year and it is different to all other celebrations.
It can be a time so full of expectations that we can loose the real essence of what it is all about. We can end up pushing ourselves to meet these expectations beyond our limits. So this evening allows us all to take stock of where we are as Christmas approaches. How can we be more mindful around the activities, our families and the holiday season in general. What are the things that are important and things that are not.
We look at aspects of the feminine like nurturing, giving and receiving, containment, compassion and understanding. We will spend the evening looking at the power of self-nourishment and the importance of celebrating our very nature. Doing this allows us to step more naturally into our true power.
– The power of Stillness, breathing consciously and meditation.
– Filling the Well – nourishment
– Empowerment from the feminine place
– Making Peace a priority in our lives
– Maybe a Mince Pie and a cuppa!
An Evening with The Celtic Goddess Brigid
Wed 31st Jan 7pm – 9.30pm
Brigid is one of the great archetypal mother goddesses and she represents the amazing power that is Woman in all her many aspects and sacredness. As a healing Goddess, she governs childbirth and the birthing time. She was highly regarded as a healing goddess as can be seen from the numerous healing wells dedicated to her all over Ireland.
This evening is a celebration of Oiche Bride (Brigits eve, where it is said that on this night she walked the earth and visited households who honoured her and blessed all those there) We get to embrace the power of fire and passion as Brigit was known to be one of the great fire goddess. In all her forms, she brings to one inspiration (a fire quality) and provides the spark for motivation. She also became known as the goddess of the hearth-fire, the fire of the home, since she contains the mother and fire aspects.
Februray 1st is Brigits Day and it is also the first day of Imbolc. This is Mother Earth coming back to life after the dark winter months. Brigid is said to walk around the earth on Imbolc Eve. Before going to bed, each member of the household may leave a piece of clothing outside for Brigid to bless. The next morning the cloths are brought inside and now believed to have healing qualities.
The Celtic Triple Goddess Brigid is the goddess of spring and flowers, with the snowdrop as her representation of life returning above the ground through the frost and ice.
In this evening we will go on a journey to connect with Brigid as we hold sacred space around the fire and the hearth.
– guided meditation to connect with the Celtic Triple Goddess
– invoking Brigid for her fiery inspiration and support
– setting positive intentions for the year to come
– embracing the traditions of Brigids eve
– welcoming Seanmhathair Geallach as the first full moon of 2018
As Sister Mary, one of the Brigidine Sisters who tends the Flame in Kildare puts it ‘ there’s inspiration, peace and healing under Brigids’ Cloak for all traditions and peoples and all denominations.’
For more info: www.health.margotussher.com