spring workshops 2019

Deepening Calling - Unified Action

Saturday, May 18, mindfulness centre, dublin 2

‘When I don’t know who I am, I serve you,

when I know who I am, you and I are one…’



I am really looking forward to this deepening exploration of our individual relationship to Calling. We will open up the interplay between work and self, looking at how each inform and transform one another, continually enriching the potency of our lives and our service to the whole.

This workshop will draw particularly on the beautiful work of Stephen Cope. A senior teacher at Kripalu, Cope has drawn richly on the Bhagavad Gita to open up themes of devotion, surrender, and action as dharma, and his perspectives have enriched my appreciation of the territory of Calling.

This workshop will bring a more consciously ‘spiritual’ perspective to the theme, but we will also have give more specific attention to how we hear, respect and act upon the calls inside us.

This follow up workshop open to anyone who has participated in one of my Calling workshops over the past couple of years, or to those who already have a strong feel for this theme. (If you are drawn to the workshop but haven’t worked with me before, contact me at emmapb@me.com)

‘let go of the fruits of your actions’

Krishna to Arjuna

roof tiles and terraced fields, la gomera…

roof tiles and terraced fields, la gomera…


“how shall the heart be reconciled to its feast of losses...?” from Layers, by Stanley Kunitz

This questions speaks to my work in many ways, capturing the richness and uniqueness of our lives, the wish to integrate and 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. 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 expansive ways, often informed by psychology and spirituality and the space between them. 'Words' contains 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 sustaining ways.

my words do not aim to capture truth or be definitive, but to offer a momentary perspective that may open space or yield comfort, insight or freedom, wherever they land in you.

thank you for visiting,