I am a practicing Art Psychotherapist holding an M.A. in Art Psychotherapy from CIT. I am a fully qualified professional member of the IACAT (Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists) and hold the RYT-500 Hrs. Yoga Teacher certification from Yoga Alliance. I currently have a private practice close to Wicklow town. My approach is humanistic and I employ a combination of directive and non-directive approaches to art-making.
Essentially, I believe happiness, well-being and access to healing is all about finding holding in nature. Our conversation with our environment, that which gives us life, serves as a metaphor for our relationship with ourselves. The more integrated and familiar the conversation, the more resilient one can become. As we learn to love ourselves, our experiences and our journeys more, we stand a better chance of being content and sitting easy in the world.
Relevant Training / Experience
- Vipassana / Mindfulness meditation practitioner since 2010.
- Yoga practitioner since 2013.
- RYT-200 Hrs. Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Om Shanti Om Yoga Teacher Training School, Rishikesh, India, April 2017.
- 100 Hrs. (Level 2) Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Sarah Lo (Insight Yoga Institute approved Yin Yoga teacher trainer), London, UK, February 2018.
- 50 Hrs. Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training Intensive, Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Stroud, UK, July 2018.
- 44 Hrs. Leading Chanting & Singing Circles, Yasia Leiserach, Dublin, Ireland, July 2019.
- MA Art Therapy, CCAD. Thesis: "Understanding the effects of facilitating Yoga Nidra with Art Therapy."
- 40 Hrs. Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (YAP-approved). March 2020.
- RYT-500 Hrs. Advanced Teacher Training, Hatha Yoga. March 2020.
- Deep Listening ® Certification, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. July 2020.
- I hold certificates in Advanced Shamanic Practice (Shamanism Ireland), Art Therapy (Crawford College of Art & Design), Therapeutic Playwork (Children's Therapy Centre) and Neuro-Dramatic Play (Dr. Sue Jennings) and am in the process of completing my Shamanic Counselling / Transpersonal Therapist training with Shamanism Ireland.
- AIDA Freediving Instructor, Apnea Immersion Dahab. Expected completion date: January 2021.
- Heart & Bones Yoga - "The Modern Yogi" certification course, Brea Johnson. Expected completion date: Summer 2021.