Starting this week…looking after yourself and helping others through the winter!

Quick reminder of two new courses starting this week…..

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Well, actually the Wednesday class started last week…but Monday 10-11.15 starts tomorrow.
Suitable for everybody – great start to the week!

And something very dear to my heart…

‘Resources for Resilience’ on 4 Tuesday evenings
Starting this week, Tues 10th, 7 – 8pm

Donation Based: All donations to Peter Mc Verry Trust

As we get deeper into winter, I am delighted to be able to share Yoga and other self-care courses on Zoom.
Despite the fact that we’d really rather meet in a room, it is such a luxury to be able to continue these nourishing events from the warmth, safety and comfort of home – no drafty halls, no frosty roads!
And yet, not everyone has these luxuries of a warm, safe place to practice yoga – never mind just a safe place to sleep, and an address to organise your life around!

I took the plunge last weekend to organise my first Facebook Fundraiser and I was amazed that within hours we had reached our target of €150 for Peter McVerry Trust – Thank you generous people!
But why stop there – there’s still time to join and still time to donate, so we can raise even more for this very worthy cause…

The deal is that I’m offering a short course….’Resources for Resilience’
I’m inviting you to join me in a range of easy and enjoyable body/mind practices for reducing stress and building resilience. Donation based, all funds go directly for Peter McVerry Trust.
If you’d like to join please just email me, and I’ll send you the Zoom link each Tuesday evening.
If you wish to Donate then you can do that on my Facebook page which I hope I can replicate here… and if you’re not in a position to donate right now, you are welcome to join…no doubt you’ll find other ways to ‘pay it on’

To join the course and get the Zoom link each week:

Love to see you soon!


Time for Resilience

Welcome! Please read on for details on all of above…

The bad news is that trauma is a fact of life
The good news is that so is resilience.
Simply stated, resilience is the capacity we all possess to rebound from stress and the feelings of fear, helplessness and overwhelm

Peter A Levine
Founder of Somatic Experiencing

What a time it’s been…
I do hope you’re keeping well in a world that continues to be dominated by Covid 19.
It’s been such a challenging time. We’ve had to adapt to so many changes….in how we live, work, shop, connect with friends and family. Many of the ‘stability zones’ that kept us sane, such as meeting friends, going to the gym, the weekly yoga class or reading group, attending church, family gatherings have been severely curtailed. And of course coming out of lock-down was always going to be more tricky than going in (…now there’s an understatement!)

Amidst the ongoing confusion of spreading virus and ever-changing regulations, coming up with some kind of Autumn programme has been a challenge – many days of dithering and indecision mixed the odd moment of deep and clear thinking! I’ve been torn between the inclination to just go on lying low or to get out there and offer something that might be help with the challenges we’re all facing … a lot of soul searching has gone on and I have finally come up with a programme ….
But first I’d love you to watch a short video message which explains where I’m coming from in my offerings for the rest of the year…

Do have a listen to hear about three strands of what I’m offering to support you in nurturing your innate capacity to live with ease and vitality – even in the strangest of times!

In the video I mentioned two aspects of resilience:
1. Turning inwards to rediscover and nurture you own inner resources, and
2. Turning outwards to connect in meaningful ways with supportive and like-minded others
I’d like to emphasize that it’s not a case of either / or; we need both!
Resilience is partly, but not entirely an inside job. Human beings are wired for connection, and our first instinct in a crisis is to look for support from other human beings…..
My sincere hope is that this challenging time may be an opportunity for you to come home to what is strong and resilient in you and that you find whoever and whatever you need to support you to live with confidence and ease even in these strangest of times.

If there’s something in the above programme which grabs your interest, do get in touch with me either for more details or to book a place / make an appointment. Particularly if you’re finding the going tough and you feel the stress of these times is affecting your overall sense of well being, I’ll be happy to have a chat with you about how you might support your own resilience during this challenging time- and how I might be of help.

No one can do this work for you, but you can’t do it on your own

Peter A Levine
Founder of Somatic Experiencing