Hi, my name is Deirdre and I create and run inspirational life changing art workshops and retreats. Working with exercises from mindfulness, life coaching and art therapy to help women discover their true potential. It is my purpose to help women that are feeling a little bit lost to discover what they want from life, how to align with that and then work on creating a plan so that they can live a happy fulfilled life.
In 2018 I found myself in a position at 54 years old of having to start all over again and find purpose and meaning to my life. It was very daunting. I am a strong and very positive woman, but that experience knocked me sideways!! I had a lot of work to do internally to build myself up again. One day I was driving through the countryside having just finished an art workshop that I had been doing for a hen party and I thought if I am lucky I will have another 25 years in this world (hopefully more!) and this is the only time in all of existence that I as me, am alive, me with all my experience, with all my ability, with all the knowledge that I have (I know quite profound!) and I thought what is it really that I want to do with the rest of my life. What am I going to do with the rest of this one wild and wonderful life that I have? and I knew that I wanted to help other women and I knew I could develop the art workshops that I was already doing into something more meaningful. The only limits we place on ourselves are in our imagination. I can help change that!
So whether you find yourself at a loss because your children have grown up and left home and feel you no longer have purpose, whether you have walked away from a relationship or want to, whether you are stuck in a job and just plodding along or for whatever reason you feel that life is passing you by and you are not living to your true potential. I am here to help guide you and help you align with your true self and help you find your way back to the life you are meant to live. We all have hopes and dreams and sometimes they just get swept away under the carpet of everyday life!
I work with art as it is the language of the soul. Art has the power to transform lives, to dig deep and shift your thoughts. Art does not lie. Art stills the mind and gives a voice to the person deep inside you. Working with exercises from mindfulness, life coaching and art therapy I have created workshops and retreats to help women find their way back to their true selves and help them live in their true potential. The reason for using art to discover your true self is that creating art provides a distraction, giving your brain a break from your usual thoughts. The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of them are the same, every day. Creative activity puts your mind into a meditative state and it focuses your mind and pushes all other thoughts to the side. It gives your inner self a chance to express itself and guide you.
I have always been an artist and for over 25 years I have been working with art classes and workshops, In 2007 I set up Art Jam Ireland
and was the first to bring once off art workshops to the corporate market in Ireland, to hen parties and was the pioneer in bringing art activities to the mainstream adult market. I have been using the principles of art therapy, mindfullness and life coaching with the workshops and retreats since setting up Art Jam Ireland. I am a Reiki practitioner for almost 20 years and an Access Consciousness Bars practitioner since 2019.