BURREN GATHERING RETREAT
“A TIME FOR REMEMBERING”
Saturday 2nd November 2013
10.30am to 5pm
Followed by Mass at 5pm
Venue: Burren Life Balance, Corofin, Co. Clare
Facilitated by: Mary Lillis RSM & Noirin Long RSM
Remembering our loved ones.
Honouring our ancestors.
During the day there will be time for reflection, ritual and visiting an ancient Burren site.
Day Attendance (Limited Places)
Total cost €35 to include Lunch/Refreshments.
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Understanding the Narcissist’s Web of Deception
Dates: 5th & 6th October 2013
10am-5pm Sat & 10am-4pm Sun
Facilitated by: Christine Louis de Canonville,
B.A. Hons; MIACP; MTCI, UKGHE, IAAPT, MNMNLP, CMH; Chyp.
Website: The Roadshow for Therapists – www.narcissisticbehavior.net
During the workshop we shall examine:-
- The Spectrum of Narcissism (which is on a continuum of levels)
- Understanding the Narcissistic Personality Disorder Criteria
- From healthy to pathological narcissism
- Recognizing a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”
- Analysis of a case study
- The Narcissists constant need for “Narcissistic Supply”
Who is the workshop for?
It would be very useful information for Therapists, Coaches, Police, Social Workers, Teachers, The Clergy, Victims of Domestic Violence, Employers, in fact anybody interested in knowing more about the subject of Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Narcissistic Abuse.
Cost €150 per person (includes lunch/coffee breaks)
Please note limited accommodation is available at an additional charge – just enquire when booking.
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Narcissistic Personality Disorder, what exactly is it?
Trying to explain exactly what narcissistic personality is takes some doing, the reason being that there are so many facets of behaviour involved. However, Narcissism, roughly translated means “love of oneself”. The term itself refers to a set of character traits that involve self-admiration, self-centeredness, and self-regard; to the point where the narcissistic person becomes very grandiose, arrogant, aggressive, lacking in empathy for others, superior to everybody else, and sporting a sense of entitlement that leaves them in constant need for attention and admiration in all their relationships. The term was coined by Sigmund Freud who picked the myth of Narcissus as a symbol of a self-absorbed person whose libido is invested in the ego itself, rather than in other people.
The 21st Century has brought with it a “Narcissistic Epidemic”.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a dangerous disease that is sweeping throughout all society, touching all aspects of our lives, threatening every single person, and causing many to become victims of narcissistic abuse with devastating effects. In the last few years narcissism has become a popular buzzword used to describe every type of behaviour, but few people actually know what it is, or how to identify the patterns of behaviour so they can avoid becoming a victim.
This workshop primarily concentrates on narcissistic personality traits among the normal population – behaviours and attitudes that may or may not go far enough to warrant a clinical diagnosis, but bad enough to cause total destruction to other unsuspecting people as they try to live their lives. This common type narcissism is the cause of most hardship done to individuals within families, romantic relationships, friendships, the workplace, and the general community. Only a trained medical professional can diagnose someone as having NPD, the intention of this workshop is not to do that, but to provide you with enough information so that you can recognize narcissistic patterns of behaviour in others when you see it, that way you can protect yourself by avoiding entering into the “narcissistic dance”, and stay safe.
What is needed to come to this workshop?
No previous knowledge of psychology is required. You can just sit back and relax while you are learning, or if you are the kind of person who wishes to make notes, I suggest bringing a notebook and pen.
Christine Louis de Canonville, B.A. Hons; MIACP; MTCI, UKGHE, IAAPT, MNMNLP, CMH; Chyp.
Christine is a psychotherapist in Dublin for over 20 years. At present she works with victims of narcissistic abuse, many of which suffer from Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. Often these victim will be suffering from Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD), or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD); Dissociation Disorder, Low self-esteem, Self-mutilation (self harming), Suicidal thought, Chronic pain, Depression and Somatizations (a variety of physical symptoms). For this reason she feels it necessary to educate therapists and the general public about narcissism so that they can avoid become a victim in the future. She has a Degree in Theology & Psychology, and has studied Forensic Psychology, Criminology & Criminal Psychology. As part of her Masters Degree in Medical Anthropology she studied with various indigenous Shamans; from Native American Sioux Indians, to Peruvian, Bolivian, European, Celtic, and Mexican shamans. It has been part of her life’s work to integrate these two ways of knowing (Western Behavioural Psychology with Eastern Consciousness Psychology) into an Integral Transpersonal Therapy that is seamless for working with the whole person, not just on a mental, emotional, and physical, but also at a soul level of the self.
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