Each year at ICPPD we offer several evening talks and workshops as an opportunity to come together and enhance wellbeing and personal and professional development.  These events are open to the ICPPD Adult Learning Community; Learners, Staff and Alumni, and to the wider community who wish to join us

An Introduction to Expressive Arts for Professionals

A 2-Day Workshop – 12 CPD Hours. This workshop takes place in Athlone on June 11th and 12th and again on July 23rd and 24th from 10.00am-5.00pm.
Fee: €250 (non-refundable)

The workshop is delivered in an experiential approach, with references to Expressive Arts theory and development.   

 Participants will be guided to create and explore creative processes in a non-judgmental environment, working in an inter-model approach with movement, clay, painting, poetry, storytelling, music and sound. 

At the end of the workshop you as a participant, will have experienced working creatively using an Expressive Arts approach, and will be familiar with principles and practices of Expressive Arts.

This workshop is a mandatory requirement for enrolment onto ICPPD’S Diploma in Expressive Arts for Professionals which commences in September 2022.

Learn about Diploma in Expressive Arts for Professionals

Jacinta’s Smile - Sibling Bereavement

Katie Anne O’Toole, Holistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist Monday, June 13th 7.30–9.00pm Fee: €20

Katie-Anne O’Toole is the co-founder Of Jacinta’s Smile (Sibling Bereavement Support). She is a qualified Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist and working towards her accreditation.

Jacinta’s Smile was set up after the loss of three of Katie-Anne’s siblings to support children and young people that have lost a brother or sister. Since inception they have supported many children and families whilst building connections through adventure days, online events and subsidised therapy.

Katie-Anne will be speaking about her experience and the impact of losing a sibling, as well as how to support someone whom is grieving whilst also providing hope and encouragement when living with loss.

Booking essential for all events. All events are delivered on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent in your confirmation email once you have paid.

Please call ICPPD 0906470484, or email [email protected] with any queries

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Past Events

One-Day Workshop - Domestic Violence and Abuse

May 28th 10.00am-4.00pm
Please note the following - Open only to ICPPD Learners, Alumni and Staff Workshop is presented and facilitated by DVR Staff. Please note this is Part 1 of a 2 part series. Fee: €60 Limited Numbers. Book directly with Anna – [email protected]

What and Who is a Holistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Christine Moran, ICPPD Founder, Academic Director, tutor, and senior practitioner.
Monday, May 16th 7.30–9.00pm Fee: FREE

The Spirit of Ageing - Growing Older Consciously.

Martina Breen, ICPPD tutor and senior practitioner. Tuesday, April 5th 7.30–9.00pm Fee: €20

” Sage-ingÒ” is a relatively new approach to growing wiser as we grow older in our second half of life. Initiated and founded by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi (known as “Reb Zalman), Sage-ingÒ encourages us to engage ourselves in the second half of life with the cultivation of our personal wisdom, to become a “wise elder” by means of learning, practice and opening ourselves to our “inner life” in a way that we probably were not able to do earlier in life.

Learn about the power of ageing consciously, regardless of what age you are. What are you going to do with your expanded life? How does it change how I look at living knowing that I will die? What do you believe your later years will look like?

Stress Management

Paula Short, ICPPD tutor and senior practitioner March 14th 7.30–9.00pm Fee: €20

At a time when we may feel more overwhelmed with stress than ever, this experiential workshop will gently support you in taking good care of yourself. Although brief, the workshop is packed with practical and manageable take-aways.

The session will be facilitated by Paula Short, a tutor with ICPPD since it was established in 2009. She is a tutor and Programme Leader on our Certificate, Introductory and BA Programmes, facilitating Personal Development, Person Centred Approaches, and Loss and Bereavement Modules. She has a particular passion for group work and its power to support individuals in their personal growth.