Fri 12 March 2021 starts 6:00pm
Tue 16 March 2021 ending 5:00pm
The Deep Listening Intensive is the full practical training in the transformational method of Awareness Centred Deep Listening Training (ACDLT®). This course is presented from Friday to Tuesday and consists of two parts. Developed by Rosamund Oliver, this method harnesses the life-changing potential of bringing simple awareness to listening. It combines understandings drawn from psychology and neuroscience with the methodology of contemplative practices in compassion and meditation. This experiential and interactive course is designed for those who would like to learn this powerful Deep Listening method and further develop their listening skills.
Described as enjoyable and transformative by our participants, our method harnesses the power of being present while listening so we truly hear what is being communicated.
Participants will find that this course complements their existing communication skills as they personally experience the ability of the natural listening mind to hold a safe listening container.
Participants gain information about their own way of listening through a variety of interactive situations designed to reflect what is truly happening in listening. This approach is suitable for communicating with people from all walks of life and with all types of team working. Appreciating our different ways of communication is central to this work.
This course takes advantage of the special venue of Dromantine, near Newry, Northern Ireland a beautiful early 19th century house with extensive grounds, lake, colourful woodlands and pleasant walks set in the 320 acre estate with the Mourne mountains and Slieve Gullion in the background.
The beautiful grounds, tranquil, peaceful atmosphere along with the modern facilities make Dromantine the perfect venue for retreats.
Registration and supper commence at 6pm on Friday and finishes at 5pm on Tuesday.
Rosamund Oliver, BA, Dip Psych, ECP, is an international trainer who founded the Awareness Centred Deep Listening method in Ireland with others. Qualifying as a UKCP psychotherapist in 1996, she worked with clients and with the elderly in psychiatric care for ten years, before focusing on developing communication skills with professionals. Her work includes teaching stress reduction to nurses at St Joseph's Hospice, creating a prison meditation project and combining contemplative methodology with listening methods. She teaches Deep Listening Training in Ireland, Germany, Holland, UK and Spain, including at Universities. For over 40 years, she has studied how to apply Buddhist meditation and philosophy to everyday life and she is still learning.
All bedrooms are single occupancy with:
Dromantine is located five miles north of Newry and is just off the Belfast /Dublin road. It is 45 minutes drive from Belfast, and a one hour drive from Dublin airport. Due to this location and to excellent rail and bus connections to Newry, Dromantine is convenient for people coming from any part of Ireland or via Irish airports.
In the case of cancellation up to four weeks before the start of a Deep Listening Training course, all course fees will be refunded, minus £30 administration costs. In case of cancellation two-four weeks in advance, half of the course fees will be refunded. In case of cancellation less than two weeks before the start of a course there would be no refund.