Dearbhaile Bradley

Work that reconnects trainer

Based in
Glastonbury, Somerset, United Kingdom
Also teaches in anywhere in Europe
Dearbhaile Bradley | Work that reconnects trainer

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There are two related strands to the work I do. One is that I facilitate the Work that Re-connects particularly within the context of the Transition Town movement. Both Rob Hopkins and Alistair McIntosh see rekindling community as key to the shift from the Industrial Growth Society that is collapsing around us to a more sustainable way of living on the planet. The WTR can help as in finding our connection with our truth, each other and the Earth herself, we resource ourselves for the challenges ahead.
And then I ‘play the Bard’, performing as an eco-poet and story teller bringing messages of hope and empowerment relevant to the times that are in it.
Here are the workshops that I am running in the next few months. If any of this appeals, please get in touch.

Opening to the Awen
'I would know the nature of Awen,
Flowing of spirit,
Essence of life in motion'

In this workshop I'm sharing some of the exercises and practices that I've used to engage with the creative spirit that exists within everyone. The emphasis is on having fun as through exercises and games we investigate and express ourselves in a safe and supportive space.

The Work that Reconnects
With each day that passes the sense of global crisis deepens; the realisation that we are destroying the earth we depend on for our very existence grows stronger. Our hearts call us to another way of living. We want to live harmoniously; to find again our right relationship with the Earth.
We can do this through the 'Work that Re-connects' developed by Joanna Macy. Through experiential exercises and sharing circles, we let go of the socially constructed, isolated self and reconnect with all of life. As other participants in this work have discovered, we will find how our alignment with our greater identity as part of 'Gaia', clarifies, dignifies, and heals our personal problems.

Handling Conflict Creatively
I hate the term 'conflict resolution' - it assumes all conflicts can be resolved and thus if we find ourselves unable to 'resolve' a conflict, the assumption is that we must be doing something wrong. In the real world, it ain't necessarily so. I invite people to bring to the workshop conflict that they are currently experiencing and would like to handle more effectively. We create a safe space for reflecting on and exploring strategies for handling conflict creatively and creating peace in our lives.
In ‘Rekindling Community’ Alastair McIntosh says ‘To work deeply with the dynamics of community, we must build the skills necessary to recognise and process conflict and violence’. Nothing is more important in moving forward than becoming more skilled in how we handle the conflicts that inevitably arise in any group.

I've been running training courses since 1984 and have experience teaching a huge variety of groups from those who've missed out on education entirely through to post-graduates. I've an MA in Guidance and Counselling from Durham University where I subsequently taught. I've just quit working for the Open University in order to devote my time to do the work that really inspires me.
Prior to moving to Glastonbury, I was based in Derry where I trained as a community arts facilitator and worked freelance - designing and running courses for locol businesses and taught for the University of Ulster, Derry City Council (Peace and Reconcilliation Dept.) and WEA among others.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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