Originally from Dublin, Mary has been working with trauma-recovery-transformation over fifty years in Belfast. Her Lifespring group supports wellness-based, resilience focused, forms of responding amid life’s difficult experiences. Alongside other cross-community organizations this currently Grandmother-led group forms a hub, encouraging developmental ventures beyond the group.
Well known for applying effective tools in trauma recovery, she originated the Anam Chara 1976-programme/Psycho-Social Aromatherapy. This is nurtured by the transpersonal perspective in psychology; her coaching approach to family systems theory; unique work in embodied psychotherapy; and by the ancient roots of Irish spirituality/mythology.
Author, trainer, supervisor, programme developer, soul coach, her pioneering work has spread throughout Ireland, U.K. and Nth. America. Passions: inter-generational whole person transformation, in close co-operation with ancestry, natural resources and environment.
In 2009, Talia Rose spoke to Grandmother Agnes about her trips to Ireland and work with Mary. Grandmother Agnes replied: “Ireland has the medicine bundle for the western world”, suggesting that Mary come and talk at their 6th Grandmothers gathering. This led to Grandmother Mona’s visit, a core membership of Grandmothers, from all walks of life, meeting regularly, visiting our most ancient Indigenous Peoples’ gathering place: Uisneach. Welcome to worldwide Grandmothers!