Bernadette Divilly

Somatic Dance Psychotherapy, Dance Diversity, Choreography

2019 Workshops/Events

Housing, Homing and Homelessness 

 “I am the blind woman finding her way home by a map of tune. When the song that is in me is the song I hear from the world I’ll be home.” – Paula Meehan

I propose to work with a small group of people who have knowledge about homelessness and home. The group will be gender balanced and will include the cultural diversities of the indigenous residents and more recent arrivals that now dwell in Ireland. 

Together we will devise creative ways for communities to share knowledge about how home and homelessness is lived and known through our physical bodies. We will investigate perceptions and habits connected to being at home or being homeless using mindful movement practices. This will be explored through body language and words. States of homelessness impact the nervous system. In this research participants, responses will be respected and supported for safe regulation.

The research and its development will be cognizant of international human rights, health and wellbeing of participants. IMAGE-3_Workshop


Using the model of creation as the research, outcomes will reveal themselves through the creative process. I will be using a contemplative movement approach with ample opportunity for personal reflection, personal awareness practice and collective interaction. This will be documented, to be shared creatively to different audiences (including: politicians, legislatures, and diverse communities).             

         Documentation/Sharing             September 2019

If interested participating in the research please email Bernadette Divilly or phone 085 126 0931.

These research workshops will engage with the Contemplative Dance Practices of Barbara Dilley ( as a method of artistic research. 


Developmental Psychology in Pure Action

Dates:  tbd Contact me if interested.

Time: 10am-5:30pm

Location: Studio, Galway City

Cost: €500 for full course. Small group.

In these four workshops, participants will be taking on a dance of delight involving developmental milestones and intense learning. We will focus on the dance of delight of the here and now while remembering.

Recover the wisdom of the first year of life. This is where we hardwire our neural pathways and organize ourselves for the relationship. This fundamental grounding eventually helps us to stand on our own two feet and we begin to develop our unique gait. Moving through early developmental reflexes and patterns, participants will have an opportunity to yield, to push, to reach and pull and find themselves in the relationship with their own ground. Early developmental patterns are fundamentally helpful in restoring confidence and well being. Come and play. Slide, slip and slither as you remember your foundations and enjoy developing your tone. If you haven’t worked with me previously, there is an intake interview.

Email: Phone: 085 1260931


Conception, Implantation and Birth, November/December/January 2019/20


Life begins with contact between egg and sperm. In the unfolding dance of conception, implantation, differentiation, and development in the womb, we grow ourselves for life on Earth. We are born, and our birth imprints influence how we manage our lives through growth, transitions, and change. Our earliest existential experiences establish the baseline for our personalities and our attitudes and set up the deepest challenges that we navigate throughout our lives. Revisit in a minded environment your earliest reference experiences, and re-engage and renew your creative spark.

If people haven’t worked with me previously, an intake interview is advised, for which there is a cost. Alternatively, interested participants can attend a taster session with others interested in participating. Please contact me to arrange. 

Introductory Day (for people considering participating – €125): August 31st 

Dates:  November 3rd, December 1st, January 5th, February 2nd

Time: 10.00 am – 5.30  pm

Cost: €500

Venue: Galway City

To Book – Email: Phone: 085 1260931