Workshops + Courses


Journal to the Self®

Starts Wed 9 November 2022 – PCI College, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Dates: 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 6:30 – 9:30pm

This is a short journal writing course for personal growth, creative expression and life enhancement. It was designed and developed by Journal Therapy pioneer Kathleen Adams and is based on her classic book of the same name. It welcomes both newcomers and seasoned journal writers that wish to expand their repertoire of techniques for productive and fulfilling journal writing.

Participants will experience 18 different journal techniques, including Captured Moments, Character Sketch, Clustering, Dialogue, Dream Log, 5-Minute Sprint, Inner Wisdom, and Unsent Letters. Run in person over 4 evenings, the workshop offers a unique opportunity to engage with what is usually a self-guided exploration in a safe and respectful group setting.

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Gender Variance & Diversity Workshop

September 2022 – Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin 8

A workshop for IAHIP members and associates, as part of a series of events to mark the organisation’s 30th anniversary.

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Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (GSRD): An Introduction for Therapists

July 2022 – PCI College (delivered online)

This 2-day course is designed to help therapists better understand the rich and constantly evolving world of gender, sexual, and relationship diversity, as well as their own values and beliefs around these areas.

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Writing Therapy: An Experiential Introduction for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

June 2022 / December 2021 / February 2021 – PCI College (delivered online)

This workshop aims to expand participants’ awareness of the therapeutic potential of writing for personal and professional development and self-care, for both themselves and their clients/supervisees.

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Men’s PDC

Autumn 2022 / Spring 2022 / 2021 / 2019 – Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre, co-facilitated with John Paul O’Brien

A 6-week personal development course for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men, exploring self-esteem, communication skills, befriending your sexuality, and more.

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Creative Writing for Self-expression & Wellbeing

Nov 2021 / Sept 2019 / March 2019 / Sept 2018 / May 2018 – Big Smoke Writing Factory, co-facilitated with Claire Hennessy

A one-day experiential workshop, ideal for anyone interested in creative writing as a tool to help express themselves and as an activity that can contribute to mental wellness (as well as being fun and rewarding in its own right).

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Life Writing

October 2021 / March 2021 – PCI College (delivered online)

This workshop introduces participants to the practice and theory of life writing, a form that encompasses the keeping of journals, diaries, memoirs, biography, stories, letter writing, travel writing, fiction based on personal experience, and more.

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Taking the Road Less Travelled: Embracing Your Childfree Life

June 2021 – co-facilitated with Margaret O’Connor of Are Kids For Me?

Combining reflective writing, personal development and shared discussion, this workshop is for anyone that has made the choice to not have children and would like to deepen their awareness of what this means for them.

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Creative & Reflective Writing Group for Therapists

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The two groups that ran over winter 2020 and spring 2021 have now concluded. If you would like to register your interest for a future intake, please get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ section of this site.