Workshops / Mentoring

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Provide guidance and hypnotherapy for achieving creative goals and overcoming resistance to writing. Gently empowering writers to work with their mindset, use focus, clarity and momentum for accessing flow states. (Certified in hypnotherapy with psychoanalysis, BWRT, Theta Healing Basic DNA).

Trauma-informed facilitation. (Trauma Informed Training – Community Resilience Initiative, California; Dysregulation to Regulation in Classroom Settings – Limerick Education Centre).

Experience in Liz Lerman’s Critical Response process of giving feedback.

‘Creative Flow’ workshops with Donal McConnon, a 3-hour immersive experience into a creative flow state. (Galway, Doolin Hedge School, Body & Soul Festival).

Qualified English and History second level school teacher (Postgraduate Diploma in Education U.C.C.), experience in Irish and British second level education.

Seminars on writing, editing and developing a career to undergraduates and masters students of creative writing (University of Iowa’s Irish Summer School Writers, Trinity, UCD, Maynooth University, UCC, NYU visiting students, Queen’s, NUI Galway).

Mayo Writer-in-Residence 2021: mentoring, one-on-one guidance sessions and creative workshops.

Volunteer leader of Fighting Words workshops for teenagers.

Mentor of the young delegates for Cúirt, April 2021 and Dublin Book Festival, November 2018.

Facilitator of creative writing workshops for beginning and improving writers in Ireland and Australia.

‘Start Your Novel’ professional workshop/lecture at Doolin Writers’ Weekend and Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet.

‘Self-editing Techniques’ professional workshop/lecture at Linenhall Arts Centre.

‘A Fiction Writing Life’ presentation for Write Now, Mayo Arts Council.

‘Flash Fiction’ workshop to generate material for performance at ILF, Dublin.

Tutor of online ‘Short Story’ workshops (in association with

Founded and led writing groups, within MA class, in Co. Clare and in Dublin – ‘Library Bar Writers’, including creative exercise and critique.

Working and collaborating with 8 different Dublin City libraries writers’ group as part of UNESCO Writer-in-Residence role.

Founded ‘The Creativity Project West’ to foster collaboration and networking opportunities between creative professionals in Connacht (September 2016).

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