A range of creative/holistic activities for individuals and groups. This has evolved and changed over the years and is always changing so if you have an idea or are interested let us know and it may be possible in the future.
At the moment we have:
One to One holistic treatments available from: Grace Heart Healing: Tom Grace
TBM, IET, Intuitive: Jane Donald
Sound Healing Mary Pat Moloney
Homeopath Eleanor Sutherland
Music: Steves guitar School
Adult Ukulele Group
Theatre: Masterclasses for Children
One day/weekend Workshops for adults
These workshops offer a range of activities that seek to explore the creative essence. This might be through movement, drama, music, meditation and many other activities. While processes/techniques vary they work towards bringing about awareness of potential and the opportunity to expand into that potential. Facilitators are experienced and highly skilful in their specialised areas. The setting offers a relaxed atmosphere that participants regularly comment on finding peaceful and uplifting.
Training/Staff development for staff groups
Staff training and development days in Croí Anú are facilitated by the centre director Mary Pat Moloney. These range from team building, goal setting, coping with change in changing times and creative evaluation. These workshops are growing in popularity at this time of possibility and change. They can reach the essence and find new ways forward for groups where other methods have fallen short. While specific workshops are on offer all of these workshops/training days can be adapted to the specific needs of a group to help gain maximum benefit from their time in Croi Anu. Links are made from the creative work to the workplace so that insights, understanding and agreements go back to the workplace.
We are open to collaborating with other agencies, KARE and Older Voices Kildare to do a piece of work exploring the core aspects of the UN Declaration of Human Rights through artistic processes. This will use community arts processes and group art creating and making.
These are individual sessions which provide the opportunity to bring about a greater awareness. Creativity is the tool in different forms that helps allow us to be in the moment, let go of old patterns that no longer serve us. It might be paint, clay, movement, music or sound as as used as the assisting tool. The mentor works intuitively with the forms to discern what will be of most benefit given the needs of a particular individual in a specific moment. The sessions can help identify what that life we want to create looks like and when this has been identified the initial steps to bring change so that it can manifest. This process can be fun, challenging and can for many it is a wonderful way of accessing what is essential.
Past Collaborations include
Co. Kildare Community Education Service (CES) & Kildare LEADER Partnership (KLP) are working together to train a Panal of Community Arts Facilitators to work with Community Groups in Co. Kildare. The training accredited “Community Art Practice” ran for 17 weeks. This brought energised, highly skilled facilitators back into the community. Due to the innovation of the funders this course brought 108 hours of Community Arts work around the county as payment for the course was by giving voluntary (skilled) hours to the community. This training expanded with a follow on module in Community Arts Context.
BTEI worked collaboratively with Croi Anu from 2008-2010 funding modules in the following subjects. Fetac level 3 Personal/interpersonal skills, Art and design. Level 4 Organic food and Personal Effectiveness. Level 5, Combined Materials and Community Arts Practice. Introduction to Art and Design Level 3 and Personal and Interpersonal Skills Level 3.
Croí Anú is grateful to Kildare County Council through the Arts service for providing funding for the “Herstory”. More recently this title has become a movement throughout the country to honour women whose stories have been untold but are not being illuminated. project in 2008 and 2009. “Herstory” was a project in which a group of women worked collectively to express a communion of her story, the work culminated in an interactive exhibit. “Herstory- The Voice” was completed in April 2010, A is a passionate group of women exploring individually and collectively their authentic voice displayed their work through improvisation.