“how shall the heart be reconciled to its feast of losses...?”

from Layers, by Stanley Kunitz

this question speaks to my work in many ways, capturing the richness and uniqueness of our lives, the wish to integrate and somehow find nourishment and peace with all that we have lived through, both difficult and beautiful. in my writing, workshops and psychotherapy, i try to create space where we can hear from ourselves deeply and freshly, and make good room for what we find there. you'll find information on workshops below. (if you'd like to be on a mailing list, are interested in online events, or have a query re psychotherapy, please register here) 

you are welcome to explore the writing and resources on the site - much of it about learning to be with challenging experience in nourishing and empathic ways, often informed by psychology and spirituality and the space between them. in 'words', there's a miscellaneous collection of themes; 'befriending sadness and the pain body' gathers a number of different pieces that speak to how deeply emotional pain can affect some of us, and how we may meet it more richly.

my words do not aim to capture truth or be definitive. they are only one angle on the themes i speak of, but they are shared in the hope that they may open space or yield comfort, insight or freedom, wherever they land in you.

thank you for visiting

'forthcoming workshops: (dates changed due to weather)

Befriending the Pain Body

Saturday March 24 2018


Calling - living 'in the glow of ripeness'

forthcoming 2018

Unless otherwise noted, workshops run from 10-5pm, Mindfulness Centre, Dublin 2

Fee €80; Supporters Fee €95, Concessions available to those who need them