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Welcome to Souliology

Our aim is to help people from all walks of life to heal and transform their worlds from the inside out through our various different retreats and workshops. All of our retreats are led by experts in their field and we feel very privileged to offer you the opportunity to enjoy a deeply personal and transformative experience in their capable hands. 

As Oscar Wilde says “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance” and if the love affair with yourself hasn’t started yet, we hope to ignite it while on retreat with us in one of our beautiful locations in either Ireland or Malta. We sincerely hope there is a retreat here that tweaks your curiosity, desire and thirst to learn more…….So do come and join us. 

SCHEDULED RETREATS IN 2024

KAY GARDNER

LEGACY BURDEN RETREAT WITH KAY GARDNER

Most people carry burdens from the past, but what if some burdens weren’t yours to begin with? What if some of them belonged to someone else who came before you in your generational line? What if you internalised a burden from your parent who in turn inherited it from their parent and so on. These burdens are referred to as Legacy Burdens and most of us have them. However, the good news is that they can be easily unburdened once identified as “not ours, not created from our own life experiences, and, in fact inherited. 

Join us for this fantastic 5-day residential retreat where Kay Gardner, senior Lead Trainer for Internal Family Systems (IFS) and an expert in Legacy Burdens, will help you explore, identity and work with you Legacy Burdens.

Retreat Date: Feb 5th – 10th, 2024 in the South of Ireland.

CECE SYKES

HEART LESSONS OF THE JOURNEY - A RETREAT WITH CECE SYKES

Cece Sykes, LCSW, is a consultant and senior trainer with the Internal Family Systems Institute, where she specializes in trauma and addiction and educates therapists around the world on how to apply the IFS therapy model to addictive processes. Additionally, Cece developed the Heart Lessons of the Journey retreat which is a unique retreat specifically for therapists where she focuses on the personal narrative of therapists and its impact on psychotherapy practice. She lectures, consults, and leads workshops and retreats on these and related topics, and maintains a private practice in Chicago.

We feel privileged to host Cece in Ireland from September 30th - October 4th, 2024 to lead her Heart Lessons of the Journey retreat. In a safe and confidential environment, this retreats offers the space to explore your own individual and personal story. 

PATRICIA RICH

WOMEN'S* SELF LED SEXUALITY RETREAT IN MALTA: FOR HEALING, PLEASURE AND EMPOWERMENT WITH PATRICIA RICH

Patricia Rich, LCSW, CST-S (she/her) is a Certified IFS Therapist and Approved Consultant and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. She has developed a unique integrative model for helping people to feel more ease, joy and confidence in the realm of sexuality and has originated IFS-informed concepts such as Internal Consent and The Six S’s of Sexual Self Energy™ (Safe, Sensual, Spacious, Sensitive, Steamy, Satisfied).

We are excited to welcome Patty to lead this 5-day women's*residential retreat where you can explore each “S” as a positive trailhead in an environment of safety, care, courage, comfort and community. Retreat Date: 15th -19th of April, 2024 in Malta.

*Please note that this retreat is for women including cis, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary folks who feel a sense of belonging in women’s space.

CHRIS BURRIS

IFS EXPERIENTIAL INTENSIVE WORKSHOP WITH CHRIS BURRIS

Chris Burris, M.Ed., LCMHCS, LMFT, is a Senior Lead Trainer for the Internal Family Systems Institute where he provides Level I, II, and III trainings in the IFS model.  He has been an IFS Therapist since 1999 and a practicing psychotherapist since 1987. Chris has worked extensively with children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and organizations. Since 1990, he has been an active participant with men's groups and rites of passage programs. He also facilitates consultation and supervision groups for trained therapists.

 

We are delighted to welcome Chris and his expansive wealth of knowledge to lead a 3-day non-residential IFS Experiential Intensive Retreat in Ireland from June 18th – 20th, 2024

ALEXIA ROTHMAN

HEALING THROUGH COMPASSIONATE CONNECTION - A RETREAT WITH ALEXIA ROTHMAN

Dr. Alexia Rothman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA since 2004. She is a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist, an international speaker and educator on the IFS model, and an IFSI-approved professional consultant. She co-hosted the IFS-informed podcast miniseries, Explorations in Psychotherapy, and co-hosts the IFS podcast, IFS Masters.

Her professional life has been dedicated to helping both clients and therapists heal the wounded and burdened parts of their internal systems so that a sense of peace and freedom can return, they can recapture their wholeness, and live more fully.

We are excited to welcome Lexi to lead a retreat integrating Polyvagal Theory and IFS in Malta from April 29th – May 3rd, 2024.

PAMELA KRAUSE

SELF ENERGY AND SELF-LIKE PARTS - A RETREAT WITH PAMELA KRAUSE

Pamela Krause, LCSW, a Senior Lead Trainer of the Internal Family Systems, is known for her engaging and creative presentations, and lively, compassionate approach to therapy and teaching. She leads Level 2 & Level 3 trainings as well as co-leading advanced leadership training programs for future Lead Trainers for the IFS Institute. 

 

Her expertise in IFS includes: using Direct Access, understanding the difference between Self-energy and Self-like parts, and adapting the IFS model for use in younger children.

We are thrilled to have the privilege of welcoming Pam to Ireland to lead a retreat on Self Energy and Self-Like Parts from October 21st - October 25th, 2024 in Ireland. 

FRANK ANDERSON

TRANSCENDING TRAUMA - A RETREAT WITH FRANK ANDERSON

Dr. Frank Anderson, MD, is a Lead Trainer at the IFS Institute with Richard Schwartz and maintains a long affiliation with, and trains for, Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center. He serves as an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) and was the former chair and director of the Foundation for Self Leadership. He is both a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and is passionate about teaching brain-based psychotherapy and integrating current neuroscience knowledge with the IFS model of therapy.

We are very honoured to invite Dr. Anderson to lead a five-day retreat with us on the sunny Island of Gozo from September 24th - September 27th, 2024. 

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EMBRACING POLARIZATIONS: A PATH TOWARD INNER AND OUTER HEALING

At its core, the Internal Family Systems Model is a relational model and provides a framework for working with polarizations within and between people.  It is impossible to work with any given part of ourselves without also working with other parts.

IFS provides both a framework to better understand how systems become polarized, and an effective means of healing divides.

 

On this retreat, participants will have opportunities to work with polarizations existing within their internal system and polarizations with others.

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INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS & MEMOIR WRITING - A RETREAT WITH LISSA RANKIN

Dr. Lissa Rankin is the best-selling author of 7 books, a mind-body medicine physician, a sought-after speaker, a “memoir as medicine” writing teacher, an educator of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and spiritual bypassing recovery, the founder of the physician training program Whole Health Medicine Institute, and the founder of the trauma-informed medicine non-profit Heal At Last. 

We are very honoured to invite Dr. Rankin to lead a five-day residential retreat with us on the sunny Island of Gozo from November 4th - November 8th, 2024. 

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PATHWAY TO SELF DISCOVERY - A RETREAT WITH MARY KRUGER

Mary Kruger, MS, LMFT, is an accomplished Marriage & Family Therapist, an AAMFT Supervisor, and a Senior Lead Trainer in Internal Family Systems (IFS). Several years ago, she conceived and developed the IFS L2 Training for Addictions and Eating Disorders. With over three decades of experience, Mary has dedicated her career to working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in the areas of addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and personal growth.

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Mary as she leads a retreat with us in Ireland from November 18th to 22nd, 2024.

UPCOMING RETREATS FOR 2024 - 2025 AND BEYOND

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