The dance of life annual psychodrama residential
The Dance of Life.
Annual Psychodrama Weekend Residential 1-3 June 2018.
“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.” A.H.
When our life flows in rhythm, we are creative and original. Some call it cosmic rhythm. Being in cosmic rhythm means every act becomes effortless and is in tune with mother nature and higher energy. Gabrielle Roth maintains: “Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It's the language of the soul.” Some argue living creatively means we do not feel afflictions or pain or a sense of separation. We do not miss anything. Everything flows as it should. We are both the doer and the witness, flowing in refreshing newness with every moment. In this flowing river of life, you can take any amount of water you want; however, experience teaches us that we are not meant to stop the flow and hold on to it, as life kept captive in pools of attachment and greed begins to decay where dead habits are like stagnant water.
“The dance above all, is to enter into the motions of life. It is an action, a movement, a process. The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact; to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it.” S.P.
In this experiential workshop you will be invited to explore yourself and your life through dance, movement, art and writing. You will work with the emerging themes within a safe, relaxing, inspiring and transformational space. The process draws on creative expression, playfulness and aims to heal and integrate aspects of your self.
“Dance is a metaphor for going beyond where you think you can go.” J.G.
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.
The residential takes place in Annex, 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 and if you prefer a single ensuite room in the attached hostel (you need to book early and payment is separate to the workshop fee). There are also several B&Bs in the area.
Time schedule of the weekend:
Friday at 7pm-9pm
Group size is limited to 10.
This workshop counts for 15 CPD hours.
Cost: early booking rate: £175. Bookings made after 15th April 18: £195.
The nearest supermarket is in Ballycastle, and a village store in Ballintoy.
*The cost does not include food.
Non-refundable deposit of £60 is due with registration. 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 one month before the workshop, or if you do not attend or if you leave early. Contact Biggi for a booking form and send it with your deposit cheque or bank transfer.
About the host
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.