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Gala & AGM 2015

Benefits of Reflexology

  • Reduce stress and induce relaxation
  • Improve the circulation of both blood and lymph
  • Provide a more efficient removal of toxins and impurities
  • Allow the body to balance itself
  • Revitalise energy
  • Strengthen the Immune System
  • Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sports injuries
  • Digestive disorders

World Reflexology Week 2015

(September 21st- 27th)


Join Us…For a Healthier World

Reflexologists worldwide are celebrating and participating in World Reflexology Week, last full week of September 2015, to raise awareness of the health benefits of reflexology.

Reflexology Awareness

Together we can promote greater public awareness of reflexology. It will generate more health conscious minds, a greater understanding for holistic and complementary health care, and more successful businesses for todays profes­sional Reflexologists.

Members, we hope you will plan at least one activity and schedule it sometime during the last week of September so you can be part of this global awareness. Help spread the good news about the benefits of reflexology!

Activity Ideas: Demonstrations, Taster Sessions, Have a open House Day, Give seminar, Athletic Fundraiser, give aways.

 Why get involved?


Exposure! A successful business is based upon filling a need and marketing that service.

Gratification! Feel satisfied knowing you have joined together with reflexologists worldwide to spread the benefits of reflexology… for a healthier world.


NB: Remember to promote your events with the local media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television, etc).


Irish Reflexologists Institute Ltd

Our AGM for 2015 took place in the Galway Bay Hotel on the 22nd March after a wonderful Celebration Dinner to mark the Institutes 20th Year.
Our heartfelt thanks to all who travelled to both events, we the Board of Directors were so delighted to meet you all and share in this milestone.
We thank you also for the wonderful feedback, the kind phone calls, emails and texts received.
We look forward to working on your behalf, the members, to bring our Institiute into the next exciting phase.

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Thank you also for the honest feedback from both the AGM & workshops.
We are delighted you all got so much from both. Giving back to the membership is the Ethos of this Board and the way forward for the Institute.
We hope you enjoy the photos & video.


Members and guests at the Gala Dinner


Left to right: Majella Fagan IRIL Secretary, Shauna Cooney IRIL Director, Judy Buckley IRIL Chairperson, Pauline O Hagan IRIL Education


All from Carrickmacross: left to right: Pauline O Hagan IRIL Education, Bernie Kennedy MIRIL, Pauline Fox MIRIL, Kathleen Maxwell MIRIL, Rachael Butler IRIL Administrator

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IRIL Postgraduate Training – Our New Project:


In response to new Educational directives, economic stress and members needs, Irish Reflexologists’ Institute Ltd, formed a training team last year to provide our members with Continuous Professional Development Training at an affordable price and earning valuable CPD points, required for membership. See list of training courses available to book online below.


Title    -  Basic First Aid - BOOK ONLINE NOW
Date -    Saturday 13 OCTOBER, 2012
Venue - Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Time -    9.30 - 5.30
Cost  -   €80.00   members    €100.00  non-members
CPD       50 points
Tutor -   Liz McKenna



Date -    Sunday 28th OCTOBER, 2012
Venue - Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Time -    9.30 - 5.30
Cost  -   €80.00   members    €100.00  non-members
CPD       50 points
Tutor -   Derry McDermott


Title    -  Acupuncture, Meridians and Reflexology - BOOK ONLINE NOW
Date -    Saturday 27th OCTOBER, 2012
Venue - Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Time -    9.30 - 5.30
Cost  -   €80.00   members    €100.00  non-members
CPD       50 points
Tutor -   Carol Kenny


Title    -  Membership Induction Workshop Day - BOOK ONLINE NOW
This course is for those with a Reflexology Diploma who wish to become new IRIL Members. Day covers the Holism Module. Please ensure that you bring the necessary equipment with you for a treatment swap (i.e. towels, talc/oil/cream etc). If you have a Lafuma please bring it also. A case study must also be submitted after workshop.
Date -    Saturday 4th NOVEMBER, 2012
Venue - Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Time -    9.30 - 6.00
Cost  -   €100.00
CPD       50 points
For more information and/or the program of the day email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Title    -  Basic First Aid - BOOK ONLINE NOW
Date -    Saturday 18 NOVEMBER, 2012
Venue - Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Time -    9.30 - 4.30
Cost  -   €80.00   members    €100.00  non-members
CPD       50 points
Tutor -   Lorraine McGovern
Max 12 places.
** No Handouts - First Aid Book can be purchased on the day for €5**


Title    -  Recognising Common Foot Disorders Reading the Feet Training - BOOK ONLINE NOW
Date -    Sunday 20th JANUARY, 2013
Venue - Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Time -    9.30 - 5.30
Cost  -   €80.00   members    €100.00  non-members
CPD       50 points
Tutors -   Regina Curley and Diane Hannagen


**Please note if you are interested in doing a course, you need to book your place ASAP as they will not go ahead unless we have the minimum numbers**


See list of other upcoming training courses here: Workshops and Courses.



AGM Date: 16th February 2013

AGM Time: 10am – 12.00pm (No break)

The Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath



Click here to book a place

Part One: IRIL Business - AGM AGENDA


  • Introduction

  • Correspondence and any letters of apology

  • Minutes of AGM

  • Matters Arising

  • Chairperson report

  • Treasurers Report

  • Education

  • Election of Board

  • AOB


12.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch Break

Introduction to our Workshop Facilitators


Workshop 1

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Universal Reflexology and the Healing Journey

With Sally Teixeira


workshop 1

Sally Teixeira MAR is a British reflexologist with over 10 years experience and she is also a Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. Sally shares this method of reflexology as a way to help people find themselves through their feet as well as being a deeply healing and often transformative treatment to share with clients, family and friends. Her open, intuitive and lively nature inspires you to look beyond the physical and to work freely from the heart rather than being led by the mind.


Have you ever really looked at your feet and wondered why they are as they are? Believe it or not, your feet are a direct reflection of your emotional and spiritual state of being as well as holding the reflexes that represent every part of your physical body. Everything from the colour, shape and condition of the feet is a message for you, about you, that reflects your inner story and it's Universal Reflexology that brings together this true healing of mind, body and soul through the soles. Using a light touch that focuses on energy with intent rather than pressure, Universal Reflexology can be experienced as self understanding, acceptance and love, as well as being a deeply healing holistic therapy that benefits many chronic conditions.


Over the afternoon you will learn some basic foot reading skills and experience for yourself the power of using a light touch over the feet. Universal Reflexology uniquely uses all of the fingers, as well as the thumbs in a treatment and you will discover how this links into the chakras that are reflected through the toes and foot zones. This will bring us to also incorporate colour visualizations while working over the feet. Using a simple meditation and visualization to help you connect with your heart energy, you will be encouraged to start working with your intuition rather than being routine and sequence led. There will be plenty of chances to participate and get some 'hands on' experience and the afternoon will be an inspirational insight into how emotional, spiritual and therefore physical healing can be initiated through the feet.



Workshop 2

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Discover the well-kept secret of the Metamorphic Technique

With Pauline Teague.

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Pauline Teague is an experienced Natural Health Practitioner promoting various approaches to wellness, and personal growth. These include Reflexology, Bach Remedies and the Metamorphic Technique, which is a simple practice that came out of the work of a Reflexologist in the 1960’s and was further developed by Gaston St.Pierre, the founder of the Metamorphic Association in London. She has been involved in the new Irish Association, Metamorphic Technique Ireland, since its launch in 2008. She is also the co-author of their information leaflet. For more information on the practice, and training see www.metamorphictechnique.ie


The focus of this workshop will be on learning the practice through the experience of giving each other a session and on sharing what you have learned with others afterwards. For example you could show your Network members what you have learned and also try it out with family and friends for the everyday ups and downs of life. The practice is that simple to learn!


Pauline holds a B.A in Human Development (Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology) and an M.A. in Sociology. These areas of work and study, and her interests in Education, and Dance/ Movement for people with disabilities, all compliment and deepen her understanding of natural approaches to wellness. She is looking forward to meeting you and sharing with you, her work experiences and observations of this gentle practice, over the past 15 years. In the area of natural health, it is truly a ‘little gem’!


Group Finish 5.00pm – 5.30pm


Introduction to our Workshop Facilitators – Theme for Afternoon “Good Vibrations”


Workshop 1 –Make Your Aura Sparkle with the Living Energy of Colour –Carol Kenny– 2.30pm – 3pm

With Carol Kenny, M.I.R.I, I.T.E.C, C.I.B.T.A.C, A.S.I.A.C.T, R.F.I., has been working with Vibrational Medicine for the past 20 years, Aromatherapy, Aura-Soma –Colour therapy, Crystals, & Australian Bush Flower Remedies. We are going to use the Aura-Soma Pomanders to make our Auras sparkle. The Pomanders work within the electro- magnetic field surrounding the physical body. Each Pomander can help to introduce the energies of colour to which it relates, to help bring into our experience the positive messages of that colour. They are essentially protective, cleansing, refreshing and strengthening to our energy field. Pomanders contain the energies of colour, herbs and crystal. They are a combination of 49 herbal extracts and essential oils. Within each Pomander there are seven different herbs related through their colour to each of the seven chakras, forty nine herbs in all. Come along and experience the magic for yourself!


Workshop 2 – Put Some Life into your Years– Patricia Reville -2.30pm –3pm

My name is Patricia Reville, I am a Reflexologist, I also practice Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Cranio-Sacral therapy. I am working with these therapies over the last 19 years and am a great believer in keeping life simple and enjoying lifelong learning! This workshop is open to all even if you do not have Reiki experience. It is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years. Being able to change our internal energy when necessary, is very important and can be done quite simply by using Reiki and our Chakras. We need to manage our energy and protect ourselves from energy drainage. Our energy can be of a high vibration not only in our work but in all areas of our life. Learn simple methods to improve and heighten your own energy vibration which not only brings healing, but is fun and inspirational!


Workshop 3 – Unlock Your Creativity – Maureen O’Callaghan – 3pm – 4pm

I have been doing this course for 8 years along with my other training as a Reflexologist, Reiki Master, Community Leadership & Management, & training in Family Constellation Work, it never ceases to amaze me how powerful this course can be in a group dynamic. 'Unlock your Creativity' This creative self-development course is based on the book ‘The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Have you ever longed to draw, paint, sing or write music or poetry? With the ‘The Artist’s Way’, you can discover how to unlock your talent, creativity and make your dreams a reality. What is this process that guides you through to recovering your creative-self. ? It dispels the ‘I’m not talented enough’ conditioning that holds many people back and helps you unleash your own inner artist. Learn about Its step-by-step approach which enables you to: Start out on your own path to creativity, dissolve the barriers that are preventing your creative impulse from finding expression and much more.


Workshop 4 – Art From the heart – Kelley Birmingham – 3pm-4pm

Kelley is a Reiki Practitioner / Teacher as well as a working artist and is currently undertaking a course in Quantum Coherence Therapy with the Irish Tai Chi Chu’an Association. Come join Kelley for an inspiring session of painting,exploration and Reiki. This will give participants a space todive deep into their creativity without any expectations of what the finished product "should" look like. When we tap into our creativity and allow our minds to take a break, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and ask ourselves "what's possible here". From this space, we learn that anything is possible and our lives transform. We get so caught up in our mind chatter that we lose sight of what is REALLY the truth and that is, there are lots of possibilities and we are not relegated to just one way of being...


Workshop 5 – Stretch Those Limbs – Susan Farrell – 4pm – 4.30pm

Susan Farrell Has been teaching Yoga for the past four years, her classes include pre-natal yoga, kiddies yoga and yoga for seniors. She is a practising Reflexologist for 11 years and her other therapies are, Indian Head Massage, Kansa Vatki Foot Massage and Diet and Nutrition. She has a busy practice in the Swords area and teaches Yoga in North Co. Dublin and surrounding areas, many different classes. She also runs the Swords Network. Susan intends to have you taking part in gentle Yoga stretches seated in your chair to demonstrate how loosening your limbs can lift your spirit and change your vibrational energy. See www.yogaflex.ie for more information.


Workshop 6 – Sacred Circle Dance - Nuala O’Connor – 4pm – 4.30pm

Nuala is a Reflexologist and Kinesiologist, she trained and graduated in teaching Sacred Circle Dance from Findhorn, Scotland over ten years ago. Circle Dance assists with group integration, reflection processes and healing. You can have two left feet and still participate in Circle Dancing. The Circle is greater than the sum of its parts and can carry the wounded traveller in the journey, while also being fun. Essentially Circle Dance is meditation through movement, as you have to be fully present in the here and now and focus on what you are doing all the time as the steps keep you focused and in the present moment. Sacred Circle Dance, is an opportunity to briefly tap into the sacred experience of meditation through simple movements as part of a circle of connected vibrational energy. Great fun!


Group Finish - Lets Play – Regina Curley 4.45pm – 5.15pm

Regina has been working in the complementary therapy industry for the past 18 years, both as a practitioner and a tutor. She has a busy practice from Dublin 15 and Maynooth. One of the many modalities found on her journey through managing stress is the holistic therapy of ‘play’. Trained over twenty years ago in Barnardos Special Needs Service, using play as a means of communication, she will encourage you to revisit your childhood with games from way back there. Are you adventurous? - let’s see then!

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