RECLAIMING OUR SELVES
13th to 15th September 2019
Annual Psychodrama Residential
“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.” Rumi
We lose power when part of us splits off and leaves us. This may be the result of traumatic events but may also occur simply because we learn to hide away part of who we truly are in order to fit in; eventually this part becomes lost to us. The symptoms of power loss can include: depression, fatigue, procrastination, a lack of joy in life, weariness, feelings of emptiness, low self-esteem, addictions and illness. Reclaiming parts of our Selves is the shamanic and transpersonal psychotherapeutic practice of helping find someone’s lost soul parts, bringing them back, and helping the person to re-integrate them. We lose or give away our power in many ways, ranging from trauma when our power is forcefully taken away, to losing a loved one, when a part of us leaves with the one we lost. We may feel lost, empty, confused, sad and will most likely have little energy and motivation.
“Reclaiming the parts of ourselves that we have relegated to the shadow,
Is the most reliable path to actualizing all of our human potential.” Debbie Ford
In this experiential workshop we will explore ways to connect and reclaim lost parts of Self and work with what unfolds within a safe, relaxing inspiring and transformational space in which participants can connect with themselves and others. The process draws on creative expression and playfulness and aims to heal and integrate aspects of the self.
The workshop is open to individuals who wish to engage in personal exploration and development. It allows for an introduction to psychodrama psychotherapy or to deepen the experience in this creative and deep psychological method. Group members will be able to participate to the degree they feel comfortable, combining collective and individual exploration, based on the themes that emerge. The weekend creates a therapeutic community space where participants will work and live together, as well as have time for individual reflection.
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” Rumi
The workshop takes place in one of the self-contained houses at Sheep Island Hostel, which is situated in the village of Ballintoy on the main north coast road between the towns of Ballycastle and Bushmills in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Close to the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge, and the Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, the venue is set in one of the most picturesque parts of the province. Accommodation is shared and sleeps 3 to 5 people in a room with ensuite bathrooms. The house has a large kitchen where cooking and meals take place. There are two pubs with restaurants nearby for those who prefer a meal out. You can visit www.sheepislandview.com for more information, also if you prefer a single ensuite room. There are also several B&Bs in the area.
Time schedule of the weekend:
Friday at 7 – 9
Saturday 10 – 5
Sunday 10 – 3.
Group size is limited to 10.
This workshop counts for 15 CPD hours.
Cost: early booking rate: £180. Bookings made after 23rd August: £200. Non-refundable deposit of £50 confirms your booking. If you paid the full fee at the time of booking, and need to cancel, no refunds are available if notice is given less than three weeks before the workshop, or if you do not attend or if you leave early. The cost does not include food. The nearest supermarket is in Ballycastle, and a village store in Ballintoy.
Contact Biggi for a booking form and send it with your deposit cheque or bank transfer.
Biggi Hofmann, originally from Germany and living in Northern Ireland since 1980, has been leading workshops and residential weekends since 2000. She is an experienced group psychotherapist who has a passion for facilitating healing and change through creative expression.