Untangle your family constellation at Mind Body Spirit

A Lucan-based hypnotherapist will reveal how tragic past events in a family can exert a powerful force affecting families for generations, at Ireland’s biggest wellbeing event, the Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival in Dublin’s RDS from March 18 – 20.

Katherina Kavungu

Katherina Kavungu believes that family trauma in times past can result in depression, anxiety and chronic illness among the following generations.

She left behind a successful career as a lawyer to confront her hidden past and rid herself of her own chronic medical condition.

At the festival Katherina will host a group workshop to help people explore the hidden entanglements within their ‘family constellation’ that could be impacting on their current state of health and wellbeing.

“The family constellation is a method to make the subconscious thoughts which we have about ourselves available to us,” said Katherina.

“Entangled with unhappiness from the past, family members often continue patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, fear, chronic illness and unfulfilled relationships.

“It’s a common theme, a sad mother, sad daughter, an alcoholic father, alcoholic son – the relationship difficulties of the parents are mirrored by the children.”

Katherina is among a host of fascinating exhibitors and speakers at the inspirationalfestival which offers the chance to discover the latest in life enhancing positive psychology with 75 talks by top Irish and international experts plus exhibits by over 150 complementary and healing practitioners.

How 21st century life is making us fatter and the psychology behind what really helps people to lose weight will be revealed at the RDS event.

Health scientist Dr Ailis Brennan will be exploring what motivates people into healthy eating, while nutritionist Alan Flanagan will show how 21st century lifestyles are making us seek fattening foods, and nutritional therapist Karen Ward will tell how diet helped her cure her virulent Crohn’s disease.

“People can look forward to a truly stimulating, vibrant and potentially life-changing experience at Mind, Body, Spirit,” said festival organiser Louis O’Sullivan.

With over 150 stands visitors can explore everything from angels and aromatherapy to Reiki and reflexology, with sound therapy, massage, meditation, bio-energy healing, crystals, chakra tools, Tibetan bowls and yoga therapy.

The live stage will be buzzing with free entertainment as a lively mix of 45 performances including music, dance, drumming and yoga demonstrations, take place over the three-day event.

And the Wellbeing studio offers the chance to enjoy sample classes and tasters of a wide variety of complementary and holistic therapies.

The Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival, March 18-20 at the RDS, Dublin.

Tickets €12, 3 Day Pass €30, Children free