Bernadette Divilly

Somatic Dance Psychotherapy, Dance Diversity, Choreography

Autumn/Winter 2018 Workshops and Events

Contemplative Dance Practice – small group practice



Dates: TBC

Time: 10am-5:30pm

Location: Home Studio, Palmyra Avenue, Galway City

Cost: €100 per workshop

Booking essential with deposit– please contact me via text on 085 1260931 or email to secure your place.

These workshops introduce participants to the Contemplative Dance Practices of Barbara Dilley (


 Dance and Delight

Developmental Psychology  in Pure Action

unnamed (1)Dates:  20th October, 10th November and 15th December.

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

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.

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) mingles the discipline of meditation and improvisation in a simple structure using personal awareness practice, open space and discussion/ reflection time. Participants will practice tracking kinaesthetic delight and cultivating awareness while engaging with the four pillars of mindful movement practices.   The intention is to apply the CDP model to support supervision as an interactive field. Attention will be directed towards client care as the core activator of the movement process. This workshop is focused on being a support to the supervision processes and not as supervision. Its primary purpose will be to welcome and be with the unknown kindly. This workshop is suitable for experienced supervisors and professionals who are engaging with supervision in a variety of contexts.

Booking through IAHIP – click here

WINTER RETREAT – The Dance of Conception 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.

Early booking advised. If people haven’t worked with me previously, there is an intake interview for which there is a cost.

Dates:  Sunday 11th November, Sunday 9th December, Sunday 6th January, and Sunday 3rd February

Time: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Cost: €500

Venue: Galway City