A Different Counselling Perspective; How to Offer Hope and Healing through Psychotherapy and Christian Spirituality
We are holding a Saturday seminar from 10.00am - 3.15pm on September 16th offering insights and testimonies from Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Christian faith.
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Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Saturday, September 16th
Professor Kieran Murphy and Noel Power will address the topic in the morning with insights from Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Mr Brian Nolan from the Hospice Foundation, a former hospital chaplain will offer reflections in the afternoon session on how he helped people and their families to face challenges, deal with difficulties and come to terms with trauma, dying, death and bereavement.
An opportunity for questions and discussion will be part of all sessions. All are welcome to each of the sessions.
The day will include coffee in the morning and a light lunch.
Format of the Day
10.00am: Welcome and Introduction
10.15am-11.15am: Workshop 1
11.15am-11.45am: Coffee Break
11.45am-12.45pm: Workshop 2
2.00pm-3.00pm: Workshop 3
3.00-3.15pm: Closing and departure
Prof. Kieran Murphy
Professor Kieran Murphy, Professor of Psychiatry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Consultant Psychiatrist in Beaumont Hospital, will speak on the topic of Psychiatry and Healing.
After initially training in Medicine, he has worked as a psychiatrist for over 25 years. In addition, he has trained as both a psychoanalyst and a spiritual director He is particularly interested in the body-mind-spirit interface and how the combination of these three dimensions can contribute to healing.
Noel Power will speak on the topic of Psychotherapy and healing. Noel worked at the Alcohol Treatment Unit at Baggot Street Community Hospital from 1989 to 2015. He facilitated group psychotherapy for addicted clients and their families and provided counselling and psychotherapy on a one to one basis. Noel also has a background in Clinical Pastoral Education and has worked with clients at the 'Richmond Fellowship in London, and with clients in hospitals in Ireland and the Philippines.
Bryan Nolan, communications and development coordinator with the Irish Hospice Foundation will speak on “The Place of Spirituality in coping with loss and bereavement.”
For almost twenty years Bryan worked as a chaplain delivering pastoral care in both the Rotunda and Beaumont Hospitals where he helped patients and their families to face challenges, deal with difficulties and come to terms with trauma, dying, death and bereavement. He is especially interested in the areas of staff support, education and the place of spirituality in helping people at end of life
Getting to the Priory Institute
You can find the Priory Institute on Google Maps here.
If you travel by Luas to The Square, Tallaght, you will find the directions to The Priory here.
If you travel by bus to Tallaght Village (e.g. nos. 27 or 65 from the city centre) you are very near the Priory. See the bus stops here.
To get into the Priory Institute, face the church from the Main Street in Tallaght Village (opposite The Foxes Covert pub), go round the left of the church and up the path to the white door.
€40 per workshop, €20 unwaged (Lunch included).