Two Day Workshop in Anger & Forgiveness

Reconnecting with your Compassionate Self

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 12 hours

  • Cost: €160.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €140)

  • Dates: Saturday 08 September & Sunday 09 September 2018

  • Time: 09:30am – 4:30pm


This two-day workshop will explore the nature of compassion and the freeing power of forgiveness. It will help participants to understand the process and power of forgiveness, guiding them through a Forgiveness Journey Process and help participants to re-engage with their Compassionate Self.

Course Content

For people working in the area of mental health, understanding Anger and Forgiveness can be truly valuable for those they help and also for themselves. Compassion involves risking being in relationship with someone else. The essence of compassion is being open to a connection between the deepest part of ourselves and the deepest and most vulnerable part of another human being. That connection is one that can be nourishing for both parties. Yet at times we can feel very disconnected from our compassionate self and really struggle to feel compassion toward others. When we are unable to forgive we can remain trapped in our anger and unable to engage fully with our lives.

Areas covered will include

  • Understanding the Process and Power of Forgiveness
  • Identifying and overcoming the Blocks and Barriers to Forgiveness
  • Freeing yourself from the grip of Unresolved Anger
  • Undertaking A Guided Forgiveness Journey Process
  • Re-engaging with your Compassionate Self


  • Saturday 08 September 2018
  • Sunday 09 September 2018
    • 09:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suited for those working in the area of mental health and indeed those who wish to learn more about the subject area.


  • IICP Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 12 hours


  • €160.00 (€140 for IICP Students/Alumni and VCS Counsellors)


Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Explore the nature of compassion and the freeing power of forgiveness.

  • Both facilitators are highly experienced, published and recognised experts in their fields.

  • Understand the process and power of forgiveness.

  • Re-engage with your Compassionate Self.

About the Programme Facilitators

Dr. Linda Finnegan
Dr. Linda FinneganIICP Module and CPD Lecturer
Linda is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with many years experience working in adult mental health and specifically working with individuals and groups bereaved by suicide.

She has trained in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Psychology, Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy and Body Psychotherapy and is co-author with Christy of ‘Say Yes to Life’; Discover your Pathways to Happiness and Well-Being.

Christy Kenneally
Christy KenneallyIICP Module and CPD Lecturer
Christy is an award-winning writer, poet, broadcaster and communications consultant. He is well known internationally for his training work in the area of bereavement and loss and for his bestselling publication on grief ‘Life After Loss’.

He has worked extensively over the last forty years with state, voluntary and community groups nationally and internationally in the area of suicide prevention and postvention.