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Bead Biography – Healing through Storytelling
Date: Saturday 1 October 2011
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cost: £20 (includes £5 Booking Fee and Refreshments)
Irrespective of the unique circumstances of any of our lives we know that, sooner or later, we will experience hurt in some shape or form.
We also know that emotional/ psychological hurt, unhealed, can diminish and/or destroy the quality of life, not only for ourselves but for those with whom we come in contact most especially those who are nearest and dearest to us.
Here in post conflict Northern Ireland and the Border Counties, in addition to the pain which the “ordinary” stresses life can inflict, many have suffered deep psychological trauma caused by the impact of ‘the Troubles’ either directly or indirectly in their lives.
The Tara Centre operates from a deep conviction that “what hurts can heal” and also that in the healing process “one size does not fit all.” It is for this reason that the Centre offers a range of healing modalities
Storytelling is widely known to be a very effective instrument of healing. It is also a highly sensitive path to walk requiring skilled professional guidance to ensure that “pot holes” are avoided and solid ground remains underfoot at all times.
This storytelling workshop meets those basis criteria admirably. The workshop facilitators have many years’ experience of work with cross community women’s groups in South Armagh.
Suzi’s approach to storytelling is the use of beads to form bracelets which symbolically hold each participant’s story in an intimate and personal manner. The essential privacy of each one’s unique experience is respected in this way while a gentle group process releases a further healing energy for the benefit of all.
At the Centre here we are confident this workshop will suit a wide range of participants.