Wicklow Artist Salon

Salon 8: Resilience

For this Saturday participatory salon, we are joined by Kevin O’Byrne (who featured at our Flow Salon) and Emma Matthews, two therapists from the wonderful Minding Creative Minds. Through two workshops they will provide us with practical tools for building a healthy mindset and accessing our most useful inner resources.

Kevin’s session will focus on the use of recorded music for self-directed resilience resource and self-care, using techniques from receptive music therapy and positive psychology. Emma’s practical session, based in self awareness and cultivating a healthy mindset, will examine our existing coping strategies and explore how we might shift to healthier ones.

And between the workshops: a delicious lunch compliments of the Courthouse Arts Centre.

As usual there will be an opportunity to meet practitioners both from one’s own artform and others.

For those travelling from the Bray area, an artists’ bus leaves from Mermaid at 10 am and returns there at 5pm. The fare is €10.

Salon Guests
Kevin O'Byrne
is a working musician and a psychotherapist who frequently collaborates with Minding Creative minds as well as running a private practice Lyrictherapy.co in Dublin city. Kevin has a keen interest in working with professional creatives, those who present with difference and those seeking to avail of therapy that privileges creativity and peak experience.

Emma Matthews
is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Minding Creative Minds. She is a practising Humanistic Psychotherapist with several years of experience working in the area of mental health awareness and advocacy in Ireland.

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Wicklow Artists Salon 4: Groundbreakers, Innovators, Mavericks at The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, June 24 2023

Curated by visual artist Jonna Kidney and writer Philip St John, The Wicklow Artists Salon is an artist-run event exploring important themes affecting artists and cultural practitioners in the county and beyond. Each salon hosts a moderated conversation with invited guest artists that then opens out to a discussion with attendees in a friendly, inclusive atmosphere. 

Wicklow Artist Salon is funded by Wicklow Arts Office and the Arts Council of Ireland, and supported by Mermaid Arts Centre, The Courthouse Arts Centre and Killruddery House, Bray.