Saturday, 30 May 2015

Self Appreciation

Listen to your own heart beating it clearly has a double pump. We all know this sound of life happening. The reason for this double beat is that the heart pumps blood to itself first and then to the body.
What a beautiful metaphor for us, if the heart didn't look after itself we would perish, similarly if we don't take the time to nourish ourselves through self appreciation we will not have the resources to nourish and sustain those around us.

It's often a struggle to appreciate ourselves, life is busy and days go by so quickly that  even those of us who work in the 'healing profession ' forget to take some time to self appreciate. To stop and acknowledge the effort and work we do.

I bet that you are just like me and rarely stop to acknowledge just how good you are or how beautiful a heart that beats within your chest.

So stop right now and take a deep breath and say a Big Thank you to yourself for being YOU.

Appreciate yourself and all you do, all your efforts this lifetime to grow and learn.

It's time to acknowledge just how far you have come.

Stop and remember the last time some acknowledged you and really feel it.

 You probably didn't allow yourself to really feel it when it happened so STOP right now and allow it in. Allow the cells of your body to feel that appreciation.

Why not take today as a day of appreciation and just like your Heart begin with  appreciating yourself and just watch what unfolds.

With much love and appreciation to all of you who like me are working to grow more loving, conscious and aware.

Friday, 29 May 2015

May Time walk

It's green and luscious,

Blossoms in every direction,

Bright colours,

Hill top views,

Secluded paths,

Cloudy skies,

 And even a rainbow on this May evening stroll.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

T'ai Chi Lessons

Here are Sara and Michael working on the T'ai Chi Dance. It takes a long time to learn but it is such interesting work that the time flies by.  Each session perfects our ability to 'see' the form and become more tuned in to each other.

trim.BB467085-B885-431E-BA06-91BC59D8DA95 from ann on Vimeo.

This week's lesson for ARC class ( it does the next lesson too so stickto that part  and you will be getting the feel for the next lesson).  Hope you all enjoy the Bank Holiday break !

trim.9C681BF8-20D3-4A9F-9CDF-A4196ED233EC from ann on Vimeo.

Crossing Hands To Punch Under Elbow these are the next few lessons for the advanced beginners in Blackrock.

End tterm crossing hands to waving hands 002 from ann on Vimeo.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Reconnective Healing Day In Aid Of Cork ARC Cancer Support House

Reconnective Healing is a form of non touch healing. The healer works by connecting with the Reconnective Frequencies and allowing them to create balance and harmony in the clients body and energy field. 

" Reconnective Healing is a return to an optimal state of balance. It is the result of interacting with the fully comprehensive Reconnective Healing spectrum of frequencies that consists of energy, light and information.
Its first basic element is energy. Energy is everything we are made up of organically, our very essence and our actual physical body.
Light is the resonance and communication within these frequencies between the universe and us.
Information comes through the very interaction and entrainment with the energy and the light.
It’s tangible, measurable… you can actually feel it.

Reconnective Healing completely transcends traditional energy healing techniques as it allows us to let go of the concept and approach of technique itself. It is neither a therapy nor a treatment, as it does not focus on symptoms. It is something much, much more. In Reconnective Healing we do not diagnose or treat. We simply interact with the Reconnective Healing Frequencies, bringing about healings that are often instantaneous and tend to be life long.
While science continues to explore how it works, Reconnective Healing has been confirmed and documented in more than a dozen international studies. When Reconnective Healing Frequencies entrain with our energy body we emit and vibrate at a higher level of light. This has been shown to restructure our DNA, resulting in the emission of measurably higher levels of bio-photonic light. Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller says that when information carried through the Reconnective Healing Frequencies is introduced, it creates coherence and order. In other words, greater harmony and balance within us. " Dr Eric Pearl  Founder of The Reconnection

 Dr Eric Pearl Explains

A Weekend Of Healing

Here we are  ( some volunteers, organisers, and Simon who was recording the event hor a radio broadcast)  at the end of an amazing day of Reconnective Healing with Dr. Eric Pearl.
This day was an introduction to  Reconnective Healing and some of us who are already trained went along to 'help' out. 

It was great to be immersed in the 'Frequencies' and the inspiring presence of Dr. Pearl.
it was a bit of a rush to get to Dublin after my own workshop on Saturday but I was already in fabulous form and full of energy and enthusiasm. 
 We had had a wonderful day of Releasing and there is no better way to open and prepare for new insights and awakenings than by releasing old limiting beliefs. 
I am so grateful to all of you who came along on Saturday and shared your time, ideas, and aspirations. I am looking forward to hearing all your gains and insights as we move forward together. 
What an amazing time  to be alive when all this 'work' is available to us. We live in an age where the 'tools' for healing body , mind and spirit are widely available. 
How lucky is that !

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Eric Pearl in Dublin

You still have a chance for an amazing experience of Reconnective Healing. Check the link below and come along tomoeeow I am so looking forward to the event .
Releasing all day today and Reconnecting tomorrow. 

Dublin Workshop

Thursday, 21 May 2015

All Set For Sedona Style Releasing

Releasing is a form of self enquiry. A way turning inward to recognise yourself more fully.
The method gives us simple ways to deal with relationships so we can have more a more enjoyable and harmonious life.

Do you have issues with people in your life that you would like to resolve
 Maybe you would like a more harmonious relationship with yourself.

 Would you like to learn to love and accept yourself more fully.
Would you like to learn how to set goals for yourself and release your limiting fears and beliefs that keep you from achieving your dreams.

We have never been taught  tools to deal with our mind, so our mind runs us, instead of being our servant it is the boss and we have no idea how to use it to work for us.

In releasing we learn how to use our mind to  'sort our selves out'  on the inside and notice how our internal and  external relationships become more harmonious.

It is a simple tool to learn and using it reaps huge benefits in daily life.

There are still a few spaces left for Saturday's Workshop so why not come along, I promise you will feel lighter and brighter when you are gong home. You will also have some tools to deal with your mind when it is sabotaging your best intentions.

Blackrock Community Centre   
May 23
11am - 4pm  
Cost €35 per person 
To reserve a place
Phone 087 661 6800 or email

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Reconnective Healing Workshop

Dr Eric Pearl will be in Dublin this Sunday May 24'th. This is a great opportunity to experience Reconnective Healing. I am looking forward to being in the wonderful energy of a Reconnective Healing Workshop. If you are interested check out the link Dublin Workshop

T'ai Chi As A Form Of Letting Go

trim.BCEC508A-1993-4757-B6AD-957D9E85FD37 from ann on Vimeo.

We worked on  Fair Lady Weaves The Shuttles in the advanced Short Form class last nignt.
 It is no mean achievement to learn a complete Short Form. It takes a strong committment to turn up each week and practice the postures until they 'happen' naturally.
Each time  you commit to the practice, each time you take charge of your body and teach it to do the posture a little better, you are gaining power.
 This is mo small feat, the body resists, the mind resists, your past habits resist, so by turning up and doing the practice you are overcoming a huge resistance and growing your internal power.
In learning a T'ai Chi Form you learn to break habits, each time you make a small correction in a posture you are breaking a 'habit' and creating a new 'habit'.
This breaking down and remaking of the postures will never end and it is an aspect of T'ai Chi training which yields great benefits, each time we break an old habit we open to new possibilities and when we continuously break and remake  habbits we become more flexible. We become more relaxed with the changing nature of life.
 The practice of T'ai Chi ( in my opinion ) is a form of Letting Go. In T'ai Chi practice we learn to Let Go using our physical body, in releasing we Let Go using our minds both are excellent 'tools' to enhance our lives.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

T'ai Chi Lessons May19

Here is a video we made in Fitzgeralds Park and Yes we will be back there soon. I'm looking forward to Tai Chi in this wonderful setting again.

Figure 8 Exercise through the heart from ann on Vimeo.

Full Mini Form For ARC Class I am posting the full form so you can begin to get the sense of doing it all. Just 'stick' like you do in class and it wll help you to learn and remember.

Full Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.

Short Form To Single Whip from ann on Vimeo.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Letting Go

Letting Go ( or releasing ) is  about dropping the 'story' that is presently running and coming back to this moment. When we do this, energy that was being used in keeping the story going is released so we immediately have more energy, we feel instantly lighter and brighter.
We often get in the habit of suppressing our feelings,or avoiding them, this takes a lot of effort. We are usually unconscious of this effort because it has become so automatic. Releasing allows us to become more conscious of these habits that drain our energy.   Once we practice releasing we free up a lot of energy and this allows us to move forward with easy and more  confidence.

Right now allow yourself to become more aware of how you are feeling.

 1. Welcome the sensations in your body.

 2. Stop and notice the thoughts passing through your mind.

 3. Just allow everything to be as it is without trying to fix or change
  anything, (as best you can).        

  Give yourself a minute to reflect again on how you are feeling
   after a few seconds of releasing. 

  Notice that you are already feeling calmer and more aware.
  This is how simple it is to  Let Go.

  But don't be fooled by it's simplicity this process is profoundly
  effective in resolving issues, from frustration and anger to depression
  and exhaustion. In fact all emotions can be released so we can become
  free to see life in completely new and interesting ways. The energy
  blocks are cleared so our life opens up in ways we couldn't have

  If you would like to experience more of how this works come and
  join us next Saturday.

 Connect with others who are finding great benefits through the power
 of awareness and Letting Go

 It will be a day full of insights and interesting exercises. 
 I am really looking forward to sharing these skills that allow us to
 live happier more fulfilled lives.

Blackrock Community Centre   
May 23
11am - 4pm  
Cost €35 per person 
To reserve a place
Phone 087 661 6800 or email


Friday, 15 May 2015

Science And Spirituality

With a post graduate in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Khurshed Batliwala, or “Bawa” as he is fondly known (a nick name that has stuck from his IIT days) is an extraordinary personality.
In his own words, he decided “it was better to teach people meditation and make them happy rather than teach them mathematics and make them miserable” and thus chose the unconventional and challenging career path as a faculty member of the Art of Living, sharing the vision of it’s founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, which is to see a smile on every face on the planet.

I came across his Ted Talk and find his cheerful, clear enlightening presentation both inspiring and delightful.
His talks on maths are great too ( wish I had had him as my maths teacher).
Those of you who like my 'science ' posts will love his Ted Talk All About Om

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Releasng On Relationships : Next Workshop May 23th

When you can Let Go and relax into this very moment, when you can Let Go of negative emotions and memories that are draining your energy, you have power to move forward in life. 
It is simple and easy to learn because we already know how to do it, we mostly just forget to use our natural ability to Let Go.
Spending time consciously Letting Go of our blocks, those conscious and subconscious beliefs that hold us back, is a wonderful way to move life forward. 

In this next Workshop we will focus our Letting Go on relationships.
We will explore ways to release our limiting beliefs about ourselves. When we dislike and disapprove of ourselves we block all of our relationships. When we Let Go of that disapproval energy our body and mind opens to a greater flow in our life and all of our relationships tend to improve. We will also work on our relationship with people in our lives, family, friends and work colleagues .

If you would like to have more Fun and Flow in all aspects of your life join us in:

Blackrock Community Centre   
May 23
11am - 4pm  
Cost €35 per person 
To reserve a place

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

For The Steam Enthusiasts

          I 'met' the Irish Railway Preservation Society's Steam Train

                               In Rathmore last Sunday,

                             On their return journey from Killarney.

                    I cought a glimpse of John ( who volunteers with the RPSI )

                            It was  great ,

             That people turned out to see the steam train in spite
                         of the wet and windy weather.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

“The science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower.” - Richard Feynman

I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe…
I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts.

Monday, 11 May 2015

T'ai Chi Lessons For this Week May 11

Here is the Short Form to Single Whip for Short Form beginners in Cork and Castletownbere.

Short Form To Single Whip from ann on Vimeo.

Here is the Play Guitar Sequence  ( last week's, this week's and next week's lessons in one clip )  for T'ai Chi beginners at ARC .

trim.79DEBF4D-E44F-41F8-977C-CAD84C12D10E from ann on Vimeo.

And here is the Ful Mini Form

Full Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.

Wet And Wonderful West Cork And Kerry

                  It rained and reaied and everywhere


                 Looked luscious on my way to,


             Where lots of boats were moored on thie wet Sunday.

                 On my way back from T'ai Ch

                 I stopped near Lauragh because the foliage was so beautiful,

                   And I knew the drive home by Killarney would,

                   Be interesting,


                  And inspiring,,

                       And sure enough

                       Torc waterfall, 


                       Was a glorious sight.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Dr Eric Pearl In Dublin May 24th

Dr Eric Pearl will lead a Workshop in Dublin on May 24th tis is a great opportunity to experience Reconnective Healing and get a deeper understanding of how it works . More information in the link below.

Dublin Workshop/

Thursday, 7 May 2015

A Releasing Workshop , Training For The Mind

Michael and Brendan pushing hands (John Kells exercise) from ann on Vimeo.

In order to have smooth fluid connection you have to train your body. Then connection happens effortlessly. The partner work is beautiful to watch and fun to practice. This takes training, working on your T'ai Chi in order to 'know' and understand your own body and how it responds, and also to working with partners so you learn the art of connection. 

Similarly, if you want to work on your mind, it takes a practice and a commitment. You have to become more conscious of your own mind and how it operates. We often assume that because thinking happens spontaneously that there is nothing to learn or 'work on'. This is a huge mistake. The mind is even more subtle and elusive than the body and in my experience needs to be 'trained ' every bit as much if not more than the body.

When the mind is calm ,clear and alert life flows naturally. We can deal with the challenges that arise with an inner confidence and assurance that all is well and all will be well.
We feel confident so set goals for ourselves, and enjoy the challenge of pursuing them. This to me is what working the mind is all about. It is about learning to deal with the resistance or blocks that the mind throws up , recognising these to be the challenges that they are and still following our goals.

I will always remember Larry Crane saying , " If you don't know where you are going you can't get there." In other words if you don't have a goal you have not set a direction. I like setting my direction and facing the challenges that arise.

Learning to 'Release' my limiting beliefs has been a huge help in  setting and achieving goals . Lester Levensons' methods has given me the tools to understand and work with my mind so it becomes my ally. The method gives a simple way to become conscious of our unconscious blocks.
Those elusive limiting beliefs that keep us stuck repeating old patterns, those habits that drain our energy and prevent us form taking the plunge into new ways of seeing being and doing. 

We will explore Lesters' teachings and how to use them to enhance our lives at the next Releasing Workshop..
This will happen on May 23rd in Blackrock Community Centre. In this session we will work especially on our Relationships. Relationships are so important we have a relationship with everything in our lives from the relationship we have with our own body, to our family , friends, work, and  money.
One of the great benefits of Releasing is that when we let go of a limiting belief in one area of our lives it tends to improve all areas of our lives. This has been my experience with the method and I am looking forward to sharing this amazing tool with more people so we can all have happier more fulfilled lives.
If you would like to reserve a space email me @ or Phone 087 6616  800

Monday, 4 May 2015

A walk After The May Rain

                    When the rain stopped

               I took a stroll down to the wood.

                 To relax,


                 And try out my new camera.

                 Spring is such a perfect time,

               To play with a camera,

So much to learn, so much nature and the lens can reveal. I am really looking forward to spending time exploring how this marvellous 'recording' device works. I often feel a camera brings me even closer to nature, awakening me to colours and textures I would not notice if I were just out strolling without it  reminding me to pay attention.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Reconnective Healing Fundraiser At Dervish Cork On June 6th

A Reconnective Healing Day at Dervish on June 6th. This day of healing is a fundraiser for Cork ARC Cancer Support House.

This is our second year holding a day of Healing in aid of the work at Cork ARC Cancer Support House. Reconnective Healing Practitioners from all over Ireland are coming to give Reconnective Healing sessions on the day. 

             Pauline Jones from Dublin will be back again this year.

We are all looking forward to sharing this wonderful healing modality and to giving people the opportunity to experience the benefits of having the 'Reconnective Frequencies' drawn through their bodies.

The Reconnection
The reconnection is a comprehensive spectrum of frequencies with the power to catalyze  spontaneous healings. Embodying universal intelligence that surpasses technique and technology, these frequencies are accessible to those who encounter it, regardless of spiritual orientation or prior experience with healing.
Reconnective Healing completely transcends traditional energy healing techniques. It is neither a therapy nor a treatment, as it does not focus on symptoms. It is something much, much more. In Reconnective Healing we do not diagnose or treat. We simply interact with the Reconnective Healing Frequencies, bringing about healings that are often instantaneous and tend to be life long.

While science continues to explore how it works, Reconnective Healing has been confirmed and documented in more than a dozen international studies. When Reconnective Healing Frequencies entrain with our energy body we emit and vibrate at a higher level of light. This has been shown to restructure our DNA, resulting in the emission of measurably higher levels of bio-photonic light. Stanford Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller says, "When information carried through the Reconnective Healing frequencies is introduced, it creates coherence and order." In other words, greater harmony and balance within us.

Four Reconnective Healing Practitioners will be providing healing sessions between 9am and 6pm on Sataurday June 6th.
Each session will be 40 minutes long and there is a suggestied donation of €25. 

To book a session or for more information, like us on Facebook, email or call me at 087 661 6800
Dervish Cork is located on  Cornmarket Street