Bernadette Divilly

Somatic Dance Psychotherapy, Dance Diversity, Choreography

Winter 2018/Spring 2019 Workshops and Events

Dance Ireland Residency – November


Photo Credit: Maria Gibbons.

Dates: Mon 26 Nov 2018 – Fri 30 Nov 2018
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: DanceHouse Dublin


Workshop: Researching Home 1

Date: Tue 27 Nov 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: DanceHouse
Admission: €10
Level: Open to all 


Workshop: Researching Home 2

Date: Wed 28 Nov 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Venue: DanceHouse
Admission: €10
Level: Open to all 


New Movements: Dance Lecture Performance

Date: Thu 29 Nov 2018
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: DanceHouse
Admission: Free. RSVP to:


For more info and to book, please visit –


Conception, Implantation and Birth

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. 

Dates: Sunday 16th of December, Sunday 6th January, and Sunday 3rd February, last date tbc with group

Time: 10.00 am – 5.30  pm

Cost: €500

Venue: Galway City

To Book – Email: Phone: 085 1260931


Performance Lecture: Return Home – December 20th 

Sponsored by Galway Dance Project 

Hosted by Galway City Museum 

Research supported by the Arts Council Arts Participation Travel & Training Award.


Winter Solstice Workshop – December 20th

Sponsored by Galway Dance Project 

Hosted by Galway City Museum


Moving Awareness: Somatisation Of Transference and Counter-Transference

Moving Awareness practice through the use of Contemplative Dance and Authentic Movement practice provides therapists in supervision with a route to understanding how we metabolize our own internal states and those of our clients through the body awareness and action. It’s a gentle way to cultivate presence and to explore somatic counter-transference.

In this experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to the Contemplative Dance Practice ( translated by Dance Movement Psychotherapist Bernadette Divilly to explore the supervision process within psychotherapy and some of the witnessing principles of authentic movement. For booking through IAHIP and more information- click here


Contemplative Dance Practice

Dates: 16th November

Time: 5.15pm

Location:  Centre of Light Galway Bridge Mills

Cost: €15 or €10

Booking – please contact me via text on 085 1260931 or email bernidivilly@gmail.

This workshop introduces participants to the Contemplative Dance Practices of Barbara Dilley (


Developmental Psychology  in Pure Action

Dates:  TBC – However, please let me know if interested, email below.

Time: 10am-5:30pm

Location: Studio, Galway City

Cost: €125 per workshop

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