While winter is gradually beginning to recede, it hasn’t quite lost its bite just yet … so we wanted to share Alison Canavan’s words of wisdom from our Winter 2018/19 issue today. She wrote a beautiful piece on the importance of reaching out to one another and cultivating closeness during the cold season.
A while ago, we shared a sneak peek of the main feature in our Winter 2018/19 issue: an interview with the physicist, author and consciousness pioneer Tom Campbell. Today, we are pleased to share the full article. In this feature, Tom shared his beliefs on the profound truths behind the nature of reality: how everything is not as it seems!
Looking for a real treat to lift the January blues, Positive Lifers? If so, check out Soul Centred Retreats’ ‘New Year, New You’ retreat, taking place in Aherlow House Hotel, Co. Tipperary, from January 14th to the 17th.
Les Flitcroft is the Director of the Institute for Pranic Healing® UK & Ireland, and we are thrilled to be hosting him at Positive Nights on Thursday March 21st from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in Bewley’s Café, 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.
Happy Winter Solstice, Positive Lifers! In this extract from our Winter 2018/19 issue, acclaimed health and wellness coach Alison Canavan discusses some of the challenges of winter, and how we can learn how to thrive during the winters of life. Remember: the darkest hour comes before the dawn.
We are pleased to share that Martin Duffy, shamanic practitioner, transpersonal psychotherapist, and director of the OakTree Charitable Trust, is joining us for a special Positive Nights event on Thursday November 1st in the Central Hotel, 1-5 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Click here to book your tickets.
Paul says, ‘the last time Martin visited us at Positive Nights, we had an amazing discussion, one of my favourites – this time we will enjoy more of the same.’
The topics you can expect include: shamanism, holotropic breathwork, Wetiko, astral travel, plant medicines, psychedelic therapy revival, the current global crisis, the psyche, Carl Gustav Jung and transpersonal psychotherapy. This will be a once-off unique discussion, brimming with teachings and insights that you can use in your own life.
About Martin Duffy MIAHIP, MIACP, CMHN, EAP:
Martin is the director of the OakTree Charitable Trust, a nonprofit organisation that runs the Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies and The Transpersonal Institute at Dunderry Park, Co. Meath. The Centre is dedicated to promoting and preserving shamanic traditions from around the world, particularly those of the pre-Celtic and Celtic era. Contemporary transpersonal approaches are also taught at the centre.
Martin has worked as a mental health care professional since 1977. He is an accredited transpersonal/Jungian psychotherapist. He has trained in various forms of consciousness raising methods, including Holotropic Breathwork ™, Dreamwork, Trance Dancing and Firewalking.
His grandfather and mother are traditional folk healers and he is following in their footsteps. His work is influenced by the Druid traditions of ancient Ireland.
He has done fieldwork with indigenous Shamans from Mongolia, Mexico, the Amazon, the Andes, and Africa, and also has trained in Core Shamanism with the Foundation of Shamanic Studies (U.S.A.) and the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies.
Martin brings warmth and compassion to his shamanic practice.
He has strong values with regards to integrity, honesty and openness. In particular, he believes in empowering the individual to find healing, knowledge and wisdom within themselves.
He is available for one-to-one sessions for Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Shamanic Counselling, soul retrieval, extraction work, shamanic healing and ceremonies. For more information, see www.shamanismireland.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on November 1st for what is sure to be an enlightening evening! Click here to reserve your place – tickets can also be purchased at the door.