All Seminars run on Saturdays from 11am-5pm
They consist of Theoretical Lectures, Practical Applications, Group Discussions and Experiential Exercises.
Febuary 1st – Exploring the Enneagram
The Enneagram is a powerful personality system that is uncannily accurate. It highlights nine psychological typologies. The word derives from ennea meaning ‘nine’ in Greek and grammas meaning ‘figure’. According to the enneagram model, each of us is born with a dominant type represented by numbers 1 to 9. It alerts us to health (integration) and neurosis (disintegration), to a foundational fear as well as to a foundational desire. It has been associated with psychoanalysis and existential philosophy and been deployed in therapy, spiritual direction, and business. This one-day seminar will take introduce you to:
Morning Session (Dr Stephen J. Costello):
Afternoon Session (Michael Ryan: enneagram expert):
Format: Power Point Presentation and film clips
Facilitators: Dr Stephen J. Costello and Michael Ryan
March 7th – Traversing the Tarot: A Psycho-Spiritual Journey from Ego to Self
‘The tarot cards, as well as teaching us to dance mentally, also provide us with an easier route to the unconscious …. They provide a window to an alternative world …. The tarot trump cards are 22 spiritual exercises’, Mark Patrick Hederman, OSB (Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey and author of Tarot: Reading the World as Symbol).
The oldest pack of Tarot cards dates from fifteenth-century Italy. The use of them for divinatory purposes only began in eighteenth-century France. This high-jacking of the cards for cartomancy (so-called fortune or future-telling) spread to England. But the major arcana, of which there are 22 cards, consist of inspiring images that may be used as a spring-board to meditation. They are works of art coming from the deep, creative layers of the human unconscious. They are laden with symbolism and imbued with Western Christian iconography. They portray in symbolic form our inner reality and mark out an incredible journey into wholeness. We will be using the Marseilles Deck in this one-day seminar. We will be exploring the following themes:
The 22 Major Arcana:
Format: Power Point Presentation plus deck of cards
Facilitator: Dr Stephen J. Costello
Facilitator: Dr Stephen J. Costello, Founder-Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland.
Limited places. Early booking essential. CPD Certs available on request