October Newsletter

Hello Community,
How are you?
How is your heart? 
How is it to ask yourself these questions in this moment?
As another season changes, we are reminded of how much has changed this year. What has been lost and gained. Who and what we are grieving. We adjust and readjust to life as we know it. And as we do, we must not forget the human being navigating through. Being human is a lot right now.
In this space we offer to bring the focus back to you. What do you need right now? … What can you give yourself?… time, space, comfort, compassion? How would it be to carve out this for yourself? What would that look like? How would that feel?
It is not selfish to bring the focus back to you, rather it is essentially necessary – when you show up for yourself, you can show up for your world. The beautiful part is you can be and do both, simultaneously. There is enough space to care for yourself and for others. There is enough space for your inner world and outer world. So as you journey through this month, the invitation is here to cultivate space just for you.
Love and light,
The Dancing Soul
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
 – Buddha
October Updates
Every Monday we will be sending out a weekly check-in email. Included will be an affirmation for your week ahead and a podcast/ted talk recommendation from one of our therapists. If you would like to receive this just click here to join.

We welcome Trish Hynes, Psychotherapist specialising in Mindfulness and Bridget Davern, Meditation Teacher to our Dancing Soul team, both will be featured in Novembers therapist profiles.

Clinical Hypnotherapist Teresa Bolger joined The Weekly Wheatley podcast for a conversation about hypnotherapy, treatments for anxiety and smoking, music and the joys found in reaction videos, to listen click here.

Holistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist Olivia Feehan wrote about integrating pockets of self-care into your day, to read click here.

Journal Prompts 

How would I like to feel today? 

How can I take one small step in cultivating this?

How can I be a nurturing parent to myself?

How does it feel to nurture myself?

October Therapist Profiles 

Frances Sweeney
Health Kinesiologist, Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive Healer.

Specialises in: Treating babies, children and adults who are physically ill and have had a range of medical tests with no diagnosis for their symptoms. Common symptoms experienced by clients are exhaustion, recurring infections, pain, poor coordination, allergies, sleeplessness, dizziness.

I complement treatment from your doctor by using non-invasive testing techniques to identify physical, emotional and chemical imbalances in the body. I then design a personalised holistic treatment program for clients to help recovery. Treatments include nutritional supplements, dietary and environmental modifications, acupressure, EFT, homeotherapy , energy essences and EMF sensitivity solutions.
I am available for sessions in person and online.

Claire Bruton
Holistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am starting in the Dancing Soul in September and will be offering one to one therapy, group support and mental health workshops.
I hold a degree in both Holistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy that has broadened my skillset to work with various mental health issues. My focus for my clients is to honour their story and life events through their unique lens whilst maintaining a supportive stance as they journey through their course of therapy. A holistic approach in therapy can allow opportunities to explore how the mind, body and spirit works together in a way which may inhibit or enhance overall wellbeing. With a particular curiosity in the areas of anxiety, self-esteem issues, domestic violence, trauma and grief and loss, I am keen to work with my clients to tailor make an effective therapy plan that will support them to activate their own inner healing force and facilitate a return to optimum well-being.

Joanne O’Dwyer
Art Psychotherapist

Specialising in neurodevelopment conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, and intellectual disability.

Joanne provides a safe and confidential creative space, for children, adolescents, and adults to explore the power of creative communication without the pressure of verbal expression. Art therapy with Joanne can help people managing high levels of anxiety, feelings of depression or people struggling through a loss, a bereavement, a difficult life transition or someone who may not be able to, or want to, verbalise their struggle and are open to exploring themselves through the art making process. 

October invitations to support your wellbeing
Explore the shadow of your Enneagram type to experience greater peace and resilience

The Enneagram, illuminating 9 primary personality types and paths to wholeness, supports you in unearthing your true essence, deepening your intuition, and embodying your unique gifts.

In these times of turmoil — clouded by the missteps of the collective shadow — we can turn to the Enneagram to help us unveil our own personal shadows…
… those parts of our personality we don’t see or may attempt to hide, which actually hold the keys to our personal and spiritual evolution.

Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, and author Beatrice Chestnut will provide a fascinating glimpse into the shadow sides of your Enneagram type, as well as the gifts that await when you learn how to illuminate and allow these parts of yourself to surface and accept yourself more fully.


40 Days to Positive Change Provides a Full Toolkit for Initiating the Transformation You Need Most
Join renowned psychologist Kelly McGonigal
to cultivate the discipline needed to permanently install new behaviours.
No matter the habit you’re trying to add, 40 Days to Positive Change is an innovative program that will provide the aid necessary to completely instill it in your life. You’ll progress through a cumulative sequence of 10- to 15-minute daily lessons and associated exercises for growing and cementing your new behaviour. Each session introduces a new practice, pointer, or moment of encouragement meant to gently press you through the steps of habit change and over the finish line to a more fulfilling life.


Your Inner Light How To Consciously Evolve in Challenging Times with Eckhart Tolle

 Join Eckhart for a new 4-part video series to discover what it means to be the light of the world in the face of growing challenges and to learn how you play a pivotal role in the conscious evolution of the planet and universe.
Eckhart’s profound, yet simple teachings have helped countless people around the globe experience a state of vibrantly alive inner peace in their daily lives. His teachings focus on the significance and power of Presence, the awakened state of consciousness, which transcends ego and discursive thinking. Eckhart sees this awakening as the essential next step in human evolution.
“You are the light of the world. I am the light of the world. Those are very profound statements. What do they mean?”

Learn More >

Book Recommendation 

 Dr. Edith Eger  –  The Choice

“I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story…The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.”— Oprah
“I have just finished reading”the choice” and I didn’t want it to finish…. What an amazing inspirational woman Edith Edgar is. She teaches us all how to work through all the big and little traumas of our life in a way where we constantly choose our “response” to the situations in our lives rather than reacting unconsciously and lashing out with the anger and pain we feel.”  –
Julie Parmenter (Director of the Dancing Soul.)

Essential Oil of the Month
Lemon is a good source of vitamin C, important especially coming into the Winter months.
– Add Lemon oil to your water for a refreshing taste, especially beneficial first thing in the morning with warm water. (this is handier than buying lemons every week)
– Add Lemon oil to your favourite treats and dessert recipes for a sweet and zesty punch.
Diffuser and Humidifier 
Beautiful Diffuser and Humidifier is super value with holding 500mls and working up to 10 hrs each time. The Diffuser helps maximise benefit of your oils. With the Aromatherapy Humidifier refreshes and moisturises the air, which can improve air quality of your living space, cover the odd of pets or smoking, and protect your family from excessively dry air and dust. Includes 7 Colour Changing LED Lights, with dim and bright choices & Waterless Auto-Off.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. We hope it offers some sort of support and comfort during these times. 

Go gently…
The Dancing Soul