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Embodied Presence/Embodied Brain 9

Embodied Presence 9, A yearlong focused study.

Embodied Presence/Embodied Brain is a focused study in the healing power of Compassion, Positivity & Resilience with Caitríona Nic Ghiollaphádraig, Rita McNulty and Eadaoin Ní Challaráin.

A yearlong focused study in Compassion, Positivity and Resilience using Open Floor Movement Practice, Mindfulness Meditation, Self-Compassion and Up To Date Neuroscience.

“Two processes determine the quality of our experience; the actual events that happen to and around us, and the habits that convert these events into information, meaning and feeling.” Ron Kurtz

 Action tendencies are how we organise our experience of life to help us make sense of the world around us and to navigate our way through it. These action tendencies are made up of beliefs, physical patterns of movement and emotional responses which create a belief system and the habits that stem from it, that are familiar and constant in our lives.

Some of these habitual belief systems are not “accurate”. Yet we sense them as real and true because we tend to interpret events through the lens of these beliefs. These habits have great power over the quality of our daily lives as they tend to operate from outside our conscious awareness. Some of these belief systems cause us pain and stress yet these belief systems are always available to be uncovered, explored, updated and transformed.

The intention of this Embodied Presence/Embodied Brain study course is:

*To transform the old unhelpful habits and belief systems into new more healthy, positive and compassionate ways of living our lives.

*To bring awareness to the organisation of our experience on the physical, mental and emotional and spiritual levels.

*To understand our experiences and how they developed.

Embodied Presence/Embodied Brain brings together elements of Open Floor Movement Practice, Mindfulness Meditation, Self-Compassion Practice and many elements in Neuroscience. Through the integration of these very distinct practices course participants are invited to undertake a focused study of how Compassion, Positivity and Resilience can lead to healing old intrenched belief systems and to guide them towards ‘An Embodied Presence / An Embodied Brain’.

 The course will be taught using a combination of lectures, movement and sitting meditations. There will be large, medium and small group sessions and there will be homework and practice between modules.

Module 1: Resourcing:

Developing safety in the group so participants can explore their habits and develop courage and compassion to support the work ahead.

Module 2: Uncovering the habit.

Grounding; Expanding and contracting; brain basics.

Module 3: Exploring the role of memory and attention in building old patterns.

Attention and intention; kindness; memory.

Module 4: Release

Releasing the rigidity built into old habits and beliefs. Making space for change and beginning the integration of the old ways with new more healthy responses.

Module 5: Choosing a fresh alternative.

Expand and open; broaden and build into positivity and creativity.

Module 6: A new way of life

Pausing; response flexibility; developing the ability to stop and pause before responding to a situation. Developing and strengthening our sources of Wisdom, Compassion and Rest.

Module 7: Completion and Celebration:

Bringing the learnings from each module together and celebrating our achievements.

Module 8: Check in; check out.

Dissolving the group.



November 17/18/19


January 19/20/21,

March 22/23/24,

May 17/18/19,

July 5/6/7,

September 13/14/15,

November 8/9/10


May 9/10/11