Pre - Christmas Self-Care Retreat

With Mia Doring

When: Saturday November 25th 10.00am – 4.30pm


“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation” - Audre Lorde


Christmastime can be incredibly challenging, difficult, lonely and even sad. We can lose sight of our own needs as we push ourselves to the limit physically, financially and emotionally. Christmas can also bring up a lot; trauma, family issues, grief, relationship difficulties - vulnerabilties that at other times of the year may not seem so stark. 

This Pre – Christmas self care day is a full day in which you are invited to explore how you can resource yourself coming up to, through and beyond the festive season, building greater awareness, self compassion and resilience which ultimately aids a more enjoyable and nourishing Christmas. 

Through a combination of input, discussion, mindful self-awareness and experiential learning in the beautiful surroundings of Oscailt, we will... 

Explore our Christmas hopes and fears
Unpack all aspects of self-care – physical, emotional, social, personal, practical
Learn how to nourish self-compassion
Explore how you experience the festive season and what your vulnerabilities are
Learn about your boundary style
Discover how to resource yourself and build resilience during and beyond Christmas
Leave with your own practical self care plan you can refer to when needed

Facilitated in a gentle style and based in an approach of invitational person centered empowerment, taking part in this retreat is an act of self-care in itself


Cost:  €60 per person, with full payment or a deposit of €30 necessary by the 11th November . We offer a handful of sliding scale spots- if you can't afford the full fee but would still like to come, email us and we'll figure something out. Places are limited to 12. 


Booking:  E:
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"Very good facilitation, very engaging and understanding"  
"The content was easy and accessible, very relevant"  
"I instantly felt connected and safe"
“I loved that you had a choice to participate”  
"Great takeaway tools and worksheets"
"Very prepared, very fluid"


About Mia 
Mia is a psychotherapist, facilitator and director of Daring Greatly Counselling & Psychotherapy. She has a special interest in psycho-education, mindfulness, and trauma recovery.