Upcoming Programmes

23Feb

Fully Booked – Understanding Personality Types

Presenter Maria Lynch Executive & Confidence Coach
February 23, 201910:30 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Programme: 1 Day Workshop
This workshop is fully booked - Maria Lynch is back to the centre on 9th March with Confidence & Self Esteem for Adults.  Her next Understanding Personality Types Workshop takes place on September 21st   Do you want to understand yourself better and improve your relationships? Do you want to know more about personality types? How to read people? What triggers your behaviour and attitudes? How to let go of old habitual patterns that no longer serve you ? What triggers your stress responses? How not to take things too personally and be open to understand different points of view?
25Feb

Christian Meditation in the tradition of St Benedict & John Main Group (Donation)

Presenter Marian Burke
February 25, 201911:00 am to 12:00 pm
Type of Event: Meditation Group
In the words of John Paul II “Prayer gradually and patiently coming to know what dwells deep within us and of harmonising the various elements of body mind and feelings that make us Unique, original and unrepeatable.” Price: Donation (Meetings don’t take place on bank holidays)
26Feb

Loss and Recovery

Presenter Fr Jim Cogley Priest, Wood Turner and Psychotherapist
February 26, 201910:00 am to 4:00 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
This workshop will explore the many facets of loss as a profound invitation to find wholeness. “ When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit dances for what it has”.
26Feb

Alpha Series – Begin the Greatest Adventure (Free Event)

February 26, 20196:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Type of Event: Evening Session
Everyone has questions. We believe that everyone should have the chance to ask questions and share their point of view. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith & life’s biggest questions. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. Starting on February 19th | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Continuing Tuesdays until end of April) ****Don’t worry if you miss the first weekly session, you can still join us in the second week!
26Feb

Centering Prayer Group (Free Event)

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
February 26, 20197:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Type of event: Evening Session
Centering Prayer is a prayer of silence. It is a prayer without words and without thoughts. It is a prayer, however, that has the power to open us up to God in a way that allows God transform our lives. The Tuesday sessions are organised around a twenty-minute period of Centering Prayer and lasts for one hour. The evening includes some light refreshment. The meetings are facilitated by Denis Gleeson, a Christian Brother and a member of Contemplative Outreach Dublin. Price: Donation Drop-In
26Feb

Emmaus Book Club (Free Event)

February 26, 20197:30 pm to 9:00 pm
An evening for a nice cup of tea & great book discussion. All are welcome to attend as we venture into the great spiritual writers. The Reading Group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm at the Emmaus Centre in Swords. Copies of the book will be provided on the night for €10. Future book selections include He Leadeth Me and Interior Freedom. Starting on 22nd January: Mere Christianity
01Mar

Burning Hearts (Free Event)

March 1, 20197:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Type of Programme: Evening Event
What else would you be at on a Friday night? The Emmaus Centre is getting Young Adults(18-45) together for Worship, Teaching and Fellowship on the First Friday of every Month. We’ll begin with Mass at 7pm. For more information contact Gerard: gerard.hanley@emmauscentre.ie
02Mar

Introduction to Lectio Divina: Scriptural Reading, Meditation & Prayer

Presenter Fr. Joseph Ralph
March 2, 201910:00 am to 5:00 pm
Non-residential: €50 Type of Programme: 1 Day Event
During this season of Lent, Fr Joseph Ralph invites you to attend a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer: Lectio Divina. Together participants will Read, Recognize, Respond, Rest-in and Reflect on the Living Word.
02Mar

Sleep: Taking Charge of Your Sleep & Unwrapping Your Dreams

Presenter Aisling Killoran & Ray Manning Therapists in Energy Psychology, Health & Wellbeing
March 2, 201910:30 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Programme: 1 Day Workshop
Can you sleep without sleeping tablets? Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and find it hard to return to sleep? Are you experiencing nightmares that wake you up out of your sleep? Are you frustrated over your memory recall and word finding? Are you getting stressed over simple everyday tasks? Awaken too early, or find yourself not feeling refreshed in the morning? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, this workshop is for you. Take Charge of your sleep.  Enhance your Sleep ~ Improve your Mental Health!
04Mar

7 Deadly Sins and 7 Lively Virtues with Bishop Robert Barron

March 4, 20197:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Type of Event: Evening Programme :
Not sure what to do for Lent? Join us as we take a deeper look at sin and virtue. Join facilitator Gerard Hanley in this engaging Bishop Robert Barron's presentation concerning the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another. Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins correspond to the seven levels of Dante’s Mt. Purgatory. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice, and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness. However, Bishop Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, which are the “seven lively virtues." The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.
05Mar

Centering Prayer Group (Free Event)

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
March 5, 20197:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Type of event: Evening Session
Centering Prayer is a prayer of silence. It is a prayer without words and without thoughts. It is a prayer, however, that has the power to open us up to God in a way that allows God transform our lives. The Tuesday sessions are organised around a twenty-minute period of Centering Prayer and lasts for one hour. The evening includes some light refreshment. The meetings are facilitated by Denis Gleeson, a Christian Brother and a member of Contemplative Outreach Dublin. Price: Donation Drop-In
05Mar

Emmaus Book Club (Free Event)

March 5, 20197:30 pm to 9:00 pm
An evening for a nice cup of tea & great book discussion. All are welcome to attend as we venture into the great spiritual writers. The Reading Group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm at the Emmaus Centre in Swords. Copies of the book will be provided on the night for €10. Future book selections include He Leadeth Me and Interior Freedom. Starting on 22nd January: Mere Christianity
09Mar

Happiness in the Psalms

March 9, 201910:00 am to 6:00 pm
Non-residential: €50
Become the best version of yourself. Fr. Brian Kavanagh will explore the path to happiness in the Psalms and some of the things that prevent us from living in true happiness and joy.    
09Mar

Confidence & Self Esteem for Adults

Presenter Maria Lynch Executive & Confidence Coach
March 9, 201910:30 am to 4:30 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
This workshop gives you a chance to start rebuilding your confidence & self-esteem in a safe environment. Learn strategies to reclaim back your power and build a robust sense of self.
15Mar

Wisdom and Compassion: The Two Pillars of a Peaceful & Contented Life

Presenter Marjó Oosterhoff
March 15, 2019 - March 18, 20198:00 pm Friday to 2:00 pm Monday
Non-residential: €200 Residential: €300 Type of Programme: 2 Day Retreat
In this silent weekend retreat we will establish compassionate awareness through detailed attention to body, mind and heart. We will be using mindfulness as well as compassion ‘techniques’ to be in touch with our innermost being, where there is no right or wrong, success or failure; where we can experience that sense of equanimity that IS contentment and peace.
16Mar

Healing the Family Tree

Presenter Fr Jim Cogley Priest, Wood Turner and Psychotherapist
March 16, 201910:00 am to 4:00 pm
Non-residential: €65 Type of Programme: 1 Day Workshop
In this 1-Day workshop, Fr Jim Cogley will explore where we come from and the integration of our family shadow is an important key to finding identity health and wholeness.
23Mar

Introduction to Welcoming Prayer

Presenter Br Denis Gleeson cfc Spiritual Direction, Adult Christian Spiritual Development & Education Ethos
March 23, 2019 - March 24, 20199:30 am Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday
Residential: €130 Non-residential: €90 Type of Event: 2 Day Retreat
Non-Residential: €90  Lunch Included in cost. Residential: €130 - All meals + Accommodation Included 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM(Sat) 9:30AM - 2:00PM (Sun) This programme offers a practical and experiential introduction to the Welcoming Prayer. The prayer offers a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional responses to events and situations in daily life.
23Mar

Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition

Presenter Marian Burke
March 23, 201910:00 am to 4:00 pm
Non-residential: €50 Type of Event: 1 Day Workshop
Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile. (Mark 6:31) During this programme, participants will practice silent Meditation following a period of personal reflection. This guided practice awakens a relaxed and friendly attention that rests in the breath and the value and joy of simply 'being'. Through input, silent meditation and scripture we will journey towards a calming the mind. The fruits of Meditation are: Love, Joy, Peace. Patience, Kindness Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control (Gal:5:22).
23Mar

Change your Posture, Change your Life

Presenter Richard Brennan Author & Director of the Alexander Teacher Training College, Ireland
March 23, 2019 - March 24, 201910:30 am Saturday to 4:00 pm Sunday
Non-residential: €145 Residential: €195 Type of Event: 2 day Workshop
All Meals included in cost. In this intensive workshop Richard Brennan will teach the Alexander Technique principles and show how habitual postural habits can impact on our general wellbeing. Many people who have back, shoulder, neck or posture difficulties have discovered a new sense of self through the technique.
30Mar

Accessing Your Emotional Resilience, Creativity & Intuition

March 30, 2019 - March 31, 201910:00 am Saturday to 4:00 pm Sunday
Non-residential: €130
Would you like to be able to better access your emotional resilience, creativity and intuition to meet the challenges of life in a calm and confident manner? The gentle, mindful practice of Eugene Gendlin’s ‘Focusing’ offers you a means of drawing on the well of your own inner resources to support you in moving forward in your life. Non-residential (lunch included)