Most of us grapple with our emotions and with understanding that our feelings and our reactions are transient. We often get bogged down or overwhelmed and find it hard to simply ‘detach’. In this talk, we will learn how to balance the spiritual teachings of yoga with those of depth psychotherapy as we move towards feeling centred and whole. Learning to recognise when our ‘ego’ is dictating terms and blocking our greater sense of Soul will help us navigate and ride the waves of our emotions whilst recognising the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
As we are being asked to ‘keep a distance’ from others, we have paradoxically never felt so connected. We need each other, we send messages of support, we set up online connections like never before. In the loneliness of the social distancing, we have realised what is important.
Most of us know what the Shadow is, and everyone will know who Eve was but who or what is the Wounded Feminine? She is, of course an archetype of both the collective and personal unconscious. As a Jungian therapist of thirty years and a seasoned wounded woman, I can […]
It is our sense of abandonment that constellates our Inner Orphan. The orphan is propelled by a deep need to find home, a home being a place of belonging, or soul group. Indeed, the search to belong is so basic in us as to be archetypal. We may not be actual physical orphans in the ‘real’ world but many of us feel that we are psychological or emotional orphans. We may feel that we are not connected to our birth family or to the tribe or culture we have been born into. We feel different, as though we don’t belong somehow…..
Despite the best will in the world, simply uncovering our wounds does not guarantee healing, because healing is a matter of the heart involving love, acceptance and surrender.
Living on the Edge: A piece written and read at the Clifden Arts Festival September 2016 “Where do you live, he asked, “In Connemara” I replied. “Where’s that?”, “Its in Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way. I live on the edge of the land, next step the vast ocean, next step […]
How do we begin to heal our lives in a culture that does not revere the feminine? Healing involves deep inner soul work; the work of connecting with our inner (shadow) feminine, source of nurturing and compassion. In light of current and upcoming events which affect women in Ireland […]
A Long Distance: Story written and read by Benig on Connemara Community Radio 2016.
Talk given at Clifden Arts Week 2015: Benig Mauger on Spiritual Wellbeing in Everyday Life
An account of my time as a volunteer teacher in Thailand. Monks, Mosquitos and Mobiles – A volunteer’s tale ‘Look!’ exclaimed the saffron robed young man, pointing to his hand held camera mobile phone. From where I was sitting in the pick up truck with Maha Suphachai the abbot, I […]
Looks at the importance the father has on the psychological life of his children, especially boys. Boys need their Father Life seems to be tough for boys at the moment. Girls outstrip them in schoolwork, exams and the ability to relate and have close friends. According to one source, 80% […]
Life and Birth in the new Millennium. Looks at the loss of soul in the experience of modern medicalised childbirth. Click Here To Download Millennium Babies
Birth is much more than a physical event, it is an archetypal soul experience of powerful emotional and spiritual importance. Click Here To Download Birth as a Soul Experience
The paradox of modern living. The benefits of modern technology, but at what cost? Click Here To Download Testing Times
Argentine tango as a dance of Love. As an exercise in ‘Presence’ it is superb. It is also about the perfect balance/union between a man and Click Here To Download Tango Love and the Soul
“Loss of soul” in childbirth is increasingly common in our over medicalised birthing practices. This article outlines ways of healing loss in childbirth. Click Here To Download Healing Wounded Mothers