“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

In course of life, many of us experience different kinds of traumas. Their unhealed effects are locked in our bodies and continue to impact on our lives in ways that we may be quite unaware of. They show in our bodily expressions, emotions and behaviours and reduce our effectiveness in life, work and relationships. Setting ourselves free from those traumatic memories and their impact is necessary for peace, happiness and healthy relationships.

This introductory workshop based on a mindfulness perspective and practice offers an exploration of your response to traumatic experiences. You will learn exercises to free up energy and ways to recognise the felt sense of being grounded and calm. Mindfulness makes it possible for you to see that what has been a cause of pain can become a source of inner strength and compassion.

Facilitator: Dr. Francis Valloor
Date: 10.00 – 4.30 p.m. Saturday, April 11 , 2015
Venue: Avila Centre, Bloomfield Ave, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Fees: €65 Please pay by PayPal at
or by cheque to Francis Valloor, 3 Sycamore Green,
Cabinteely, Dublin 18.
Contact: / 086 059-6583