On 5th October, Dr Maeve Hurley, our founder and CEO, will host a 2-hour virtual workshop, facilitated by Dr Colm O’ Connor. This is one of several ‘touch points’ created by the Heart of Frontline Practice alliance to support frontline practitioners. This alliance with SHEP (The Social and Health Education Project) and Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan was inspired by a mutual interest in practitioners’ emotional health and wellbeing. Aware of the huge pressure they are under, we had started planning a collaboration in 2019, long before Covid-19 times. In March 2020, with the arrival of the global pandemic, we immediately rallied and responded by providing on-line reflective practice spaces and our annual national seminar, Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice. The work is on-going, so please read more about our next touch point on 5th October below and see some dates for your diary ahead.
In the busyness of frontline work, it’s often hard to carve out some precious time and space to think about how we are feeling about the work – and to remember why we are doing it.
The daily emotional toil of the work can be all-consuming, so much so that we can easily forget what drew us into it in the first place.
There is no doubt that our hearts are still in the work, but there are times when the reasons why can get lost in the mix, so it’s good to be reminded.
Pausing for a while and taking time to reconnect with what brings us joy in our work as caring and curious professionals can be reaffirming and energising.
We invite you to join us in a gentle workshop on Tuesday 5th October from 11am to 1pm, when Dr Colm O’ Connor will explore the role of compassion and imagination in frontline work.
This is one of several ‘touch points’ by our Heart of Frontline Practice alliance to gather together in a nourishing and energising on-line space.
With all the additional stresses of Covid-19 and barriers to connection on a human level, this is an opportunity to take time out of your daily routine practice to connect with others and reconnect with the heart of your work.
Dr Colm O’ Connor will facilitate the 2-hour workshop via Zoom on ‘The role of imagination and compassion in frontline work’ and it will be hosted by Dr Maeve Hurley, Founder/CEO of Ag Eisteacht.
For further information and bookings, please see here.
The Heart of Frontline Practice Alliance ( Ag Eisteacht, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and SHEP (The Social and Health Education Project) has several more reflective practice touch points planned ahead:
February 8th 2022 – Touch point facilitated by Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan
May 24th 2022 – Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice national seminar
October 4th 2022 – Touch point facilitated by Jim Sheehan, SHEP