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Counselling Psychologist

Michael Hardiman


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NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR January 2020


EARLY BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED AS PLACES ARE LIMITED

 THE PHILOSOPHY FOR LIVING SERIES

“The Unexamined Life is not worth Living”.

Socrates

A very special evening course combining the insights of the great philosophers with the practical findings of modern psychology to deepen your awareness and support your personal development. All presented in a friendly and easy going manner.

COURSE OUTLINE

Week 1. BECOMING YOUR BEST SELF

What does it mean to be a person? How is identity formed? What is the Self? The difference between self-respect and self-esteem. Understanding Narcissism and its spread in modern day society.

Week 2. EXPANDING YOUR FREEDOM

What does it mean to be free? What are realistic expectations for change and what resources are required. Is it possible to design your own life? Why do so many people make choices that lead to enslavement?

Week 3. FINDING MEANING AND PURPOSE

What gives us a sense of meaning and purpose? What is the connection between our spirituality and having a sense of meaning our life? How do we find or create that meaning.

Week 4. UNDERSTANDING GOOD AND EVIL

How can we understand the nature of evil in the world and what can we do to elevate and progress the good. Morality and Conscience. How do these relate to our core values?

Week 5. ENRICHING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.

What does it mean to belong. How can we make strong bonds of attachment to others without losing our own way. Implications for healthy relationships. The problem of Co-dependency.

Week 6. COPING WITH ADVERSITY AND SUFFERING

Necessary and Unnecessary Suffering. What to avoid and what to embrace. Grief, Loss, Trauma. The nature of healing and recovery.

Week 7. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Developing a personal philosophy of life based on reflections and influences of the great thinkers covered in the previous weeks.

Primary Sources:

Socrates, Plato, St. Augustine, Rousseau, Kierkegaard, Kant Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Arendt, Marcuse, Ortega, Fromm, Maslow, Erikson, Jung, Frankl, Bowlby, Foucault, and others.

Don't worry! It will be all presented in a digestible and straight forward manner.

BOOKING DETAILS

Dates: Mon Jan 27th  to March 9th

Venue. Menlo Park Hotel. Headford Rd. Galway

Time. 8pm to 10pm

Cost. 135 eu

Advance Booking is required as there are limited places and will be assigned on a first come first served basis.

Booking Options

Booking Deposit of 50 euro required.

Paypal. or Direct by cheque or postal order Payable to Michael Hardiman.

You don't need a Paypal account to use this method.

Simply click the PAYPAL  button and then click on the " PAY WITH BANK OR CREDIT CARD" button.

By Post: Send cheque or postal order with your contact details including your e-mail address to

Michael Hardiman.

20c Terryland House

Headford Rd

Galway.

TEL 087-9910793

Remainder to be paid on the first night.

DR. MICHAEL HARDIMAN Ph.D

I have worked in the fields of private counselling, training and development for over 30 years. I hold NUI accredited post-graduate degrees in both Counselling Psychology and in Philosophy and recently completed a Doctoral study in Philosophy on the subject of human evil. Elected Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development I also served two years on the national executive of the Irish Association of Addiction Counselling specialising in the long term effects of growing up with parental alcoholism. In addition to my private practice I present training seminars and workshops nationwide to family centres, third level institutions and to adult education services. I am the author of five books covering a wide range of topics related to personal growth,emotional healing, recovery and positive living.