Aisling works nationally and internationally as a teacher, therapist, and transformative group facilitator.
Her private therapy practice is in the Granary therapy centre, in a beautiful space beside the river Corrib.
Aisling is also doing a PhD in Psychology and Transformative Leadership, training with world leaders in social change which is rooted in the values of care, compassion, and wholeness.
Aisling has been exploring the nature of healing and personal growth for the past 15 years. She is especially interested in trauma recovery and life transformation through an holistic approach which centres on the body.
As a therapist, she is influenced by the work of Joan Davis ( founder of the "Origins" training), Peter Levine, Bessel van Der Kolk and Diane Poole Heller. Aisling's work continues in this lineage, exploring trauma ( fear, dissociation, and loss of sense of self), and attachment, which views the roots of our adult selves as formed within our family of origin, and where the body is viewed as central to the healing process ( click here for more info).
Aisling has a wealth of trainings spanning over 20 years. She is an accredited Somatic therapist ( a 3 and a 1/2 year training), holds an M.A ( 1st class hons) in Movement Research, and holds teaching qualifications in Contemporary Yoga, DTR Holistic Well-being through Movement, and Somatic education ( see below for a full list).
Aisling has also immersed deeply into the spiritual traditions of Yoga, mindfulness meditation, and Navajo and Celtic Indigenous wisdom, meaning that she brings a rich intuitive presence to her work.
As well as working one-on-one in Somatic therapy, Aisling develops transformative group courses based on her many years of trainings ( click here for more info). She also works in collaboration with others, having lectured in both Galway and Limerick universities and worked as a guest facilitator with Amnesty International and the Life Change Institute.. Aisling is a frequent guest teacher with the Abbey of the Arts and is a member of its advisory Wisdom Council.
In all of her work, Aisling holds a space of deep empathy and respect for each person's unfolding process. She holds the intention for her clients and students to discover the healing capacities within their soma ( body-mind-spirit), so that their truest self may emerge.
Aisling 's work is supervised by Joan Davis, sensory-motor psychotherapist and founder of the " Origins" training course in Co. Wicklow.
Please don't hesitate to contact Aisling on 085 155 2233 if you'd like an initial session, or to find out more.
Currently: PhD candidate in Psychology and Transformative Leadership with Meridian University, California.
:2017-2018: Spirituality and sexuality trainings with Trish Cameron.
2017-2018: Clinical Somatics coach with Lisa Peterson
2012-2015. : Diploma Origins Somatic Therapist and Educator
2012- 2018: Medicine trainings in the Navajo/ Celtic traditions.
2010-2011. : M.A Movement Research ( 1st class hons)
2008-2010 : Diploma DTR Holistic Well-being through Movement
2006-2008. : Diploma Contemporary Yoga
1994-1998: B.A Literature
2008-2010: Co-ordinator, Spirit Centre, Galway
Yoga and meditation teacher.
2010: Guest lecturer, Limerick University
2010: Dance/ movement choreography and performance, Limerick Univerisity.
2012: Project designer and facilitator with Amnesty International
Dance therapist with The Life Change Institute,
2012-2014: Design and facilitation of Movement & Mindfulness Retreats
2015: Movement therapist and meditation teacher with The Sanctuary
( Suicide bereavement, Domestic Violence and Cancer Recovery groups).
2015: Guest lecturer, Galway University.
2017: Course designer and facilitator for Cope Galway.
Founder and teacher of Soma Yoga
Designer and facilitator of Somatic Wisdom programs.