15 April 2013
The Possible Self ‘Me Programme’ workshops return to Ireland
The Possible Self ‘Me Programme’ returns to Ireland next month following the success of the inaugural workshop in March 2013. Two ‘Me Programme’ workshops are scheduled for May – a one day introductory workshop on Saturday the 11 May and a five day residential workshop from Sunday 12 to Friday 17 May.
Neither therapy nor counselling. The Possible Self’s ‘Me Prorgramme’ is an innovative and practical workshop for individuals to explore their life’s and show them the events, people, experiences, behaviours, habits and patterns that have shaped, nourished and guided them to date, good and bad, and sets out the possibilities for their future.
The one-day workshop is an introductory level of the process. Each person will produce their own personal full size ‘tree of life’ and have a strong sense of where they want to concentrate their attention now and in their future. The five day workshop goes to a much deeper level of self-knowing, affording the individual more time to produce a detailed personal ‘tree of life’ and a personal working plan for their immediate and long term future.
”Reacting to life as you experience it without a compass or plan works for few people,” explains Áinne Burke the founder of ‘The Possible Self’. ”Most of us have arrived at a place in our lives where the rehearsal is over and we don’t want to repeat behaviours, thoughts and habits that no longer serve the life we want to live. As well as coming to know your own story, having a practical plan for all areas of your life with realistic schedules, identified resources and supports, will make you more motivated and inspired about your life and your desire to succeed – these workshops facilitate and support that process.”
• One day introductory ‘Me Programme’ workshop will be held on 11 May 2013 at the The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin 4. It will run from 9-6pm. Limited to 15 participants.
• Five day residential workshop ‘Me Programme’ will be held on 12-17 May 2013 at the Brooklodge & Wells Spa, Co. Wicklow. Limited to 12 participants.
Áinne Burke is a native of Mayo, studied fine art at GMIT in Galway and NCAD in Dublin: she has exhibited in Ireland and Spain. She has worked with both children and adults for over thirty years nationally and internationaly. In the 1980s she trained as a producer and director in television and interactive media. She has directed workshops and created training material for broadcasters in e.g. Ireland (RTE), Denmark (Danmark Radios), Norway (NRK), Holland (NOB), Sweden (Svergis TV), Canada (CBC) and Britain (BBC). Among the government and other agencies for which she initiated and facilitated projects were the Arts Council, the Departments of Education in Dublin and Belfast, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Scarlett Theatre in London, the Office of the President of Ireland, the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in Vienna. She lives mainly in the south of France.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
Look for the opportunities in the difficulties, not the difficulties in the opportunities.” Victor Fiorelli
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” Karen Ravn
“Take control now. Forget about the negative thoughts which others have told you – that you are too old or too young. Stop letting the thoughts of others rule your life; stop being weak and cowardly, blaming your lack of progress on those negative programs. If you begin now and become a do-er, you will have earned your right to remain here.” Thomas D. Willhite
“Some people see things as they are and say “Why.” I dream things that never were and say “Why not.” George Bernard Shaw