Jean Farrell (teacher; advisor) Born in England, Jean has lived in Ireland for 30 years with her husband, and the children and young people they have fostered.
In England she worked as a senior lecturer in Youth and Community Work, teaching Counseling Skills and Group Work, at Manchester Metropolitan University. In Ireland she works as a psychotherapist and offers supervision to therapists in various agencies working with trauma. She also teaches Counseling and Therapeutic Skills for the National University of Ireland.
She is passionate about Grof Holotropic Breathwork and certified as a facilitator in 1996 and since then offers residential workshops every month in a small centre at her home. She has worked with the Grof Training in Italy, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, England and the Ukraine and has facilitated workshops in Turkey and Croatia.
Her other main interest, when she has time, is her garden which she and her husband attempt to create in the West of Ireland. She has a small playful dog called Maya who reminds her that everything is an illusion.