Illuminating the path to wellbeing
The Elmfield Institute supports the holistic health of individuals and organisations through trainings, courses and events
The Elmfield Institute was founded by Jane Shaw to provide courses, retreats, events and professional trainings in holistic wellbeing. All our work is based on the foundational principles of depth psychology, trauma-informed neurobiology and creative practices.
Programmes are delivered online, self-paced on demand, and in-person at the Elmfield Estate, Gilford, Co. Down N. Ireland. Our facilitators are multidisciplined experienced educators, researchers and practitioners who have learned from their academic studies but also through conscious self exploration and lived experience.
We each have different life experiences which shape who we are and how we respond to different situations.
Elmfield offers researched courses and trainings which tend to the wellbeing of individuals and communities through developing embodied awareness, resilience and adaption, and compassionate relating.
We aim to support your fullest potential.
“It was one of the most insightful and inspiring workshops I ever attended I must say. I have been feeling its power and aura all week and it is still with me.”
Elmfield to me is like Narnia; a place where our true selves can emerge
“Great speakers and such a lovely opportunity to hear such powerful accounts of other’s experiences and perspectives. A lot of us have been wounded by our professional experiences and it is so helpful to hear other’s stories. Thank you for organising such a rich event. I am looking forward to others..”
I learned the importance of making the body feel safe in the present moment, rather than continually reliving past times
A guided audio meditation Short guided meditation using the breath to reduce stress and anxiety
“I was born when all I once feared—I could love.” (Rabia of Basra, c717-801) These words of Rabia of Basra speak to the need to accept ourselves through radical acceptance. The concept of radical acceptance […]