Co-founders and Co-directors : Dr. Geraldine Holton & Ms Carmel Boyle MMin
Dr. Geraldine Holton is co-founder and co-director of An Croí and is an experienced educator and trainer whose training programmes are highly rated by participants as collaborative and transformative experiences of adult learning. As Director of Ireland’s first Masters programme in Supervision and the Training in Cross-Professional Supervision (CPS)™ she is regarded as an innovative leader in the field. Geraldine focuses on experiential learning that is grounded in sound theory and different ways of knowing. She has developed Cross-Professional supervision as part of her doctoral research and is co-editor of “The Soul of Supervision”.
Geraldine has been a lecturer in the department of Spirituality at Milltown Institute and Programme Director at All Hallows College. She has developed programmes in spirituality and counselling at both undergraduate and graduate level. Her approach is creative and contemplative finding particular expression in her facilitation of workshops in SoulCollage®, an artistic Jungian process for soul-making. She is also the originator of SoulGarden™, a creative modality for personal and professional accompaniment. She is currently chairperson of the Supervisors Association of Ireland. www.geraldineholtoncroi.com
Carmel Boyle MMin is co-founder and co-director of An Croí and has worked in education for many years. She has been involved in the development and delivery of learning programmes at both second and third level. She is an accredited Spiritual Guide and Supervisor and she holds a primary degree in Music and Theology and Masters Degree in Ministry. She is also trained in a variety of holistic healing modalities and is a trained faciliator of Dancing the Rainbow. She is a popular international retreat facilitator and is trained in both ritual and ceremony. Her work places a focus on recovering the Celtic Christian Spiritual Tradition and the Mystical Tradition. She is also a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant.
Carmel has enjoyed a career as a singer/songwriter turning professional almost twenty years ago but since then began to focus more on her original spiritually orientated and evocative songs. She has recorded more than a dozen albums and performs her songs in concert, conference and retreat settings. Her voice is described as having a healing quality that touches the heart. Her work is influenced by her belief that the expressive arts can be a doorway to divine encounter and personal growth . www.carmelboylecroi.com
Additional Wisdom Institute Faculty
Dr Jack Finnegan SDB is a distinguished teacher of psychotherapy and contemporary spirituality and has lectured in leading universities in Ireland and Europe. He is chairperson of the All Ireland Spiritual Guidance Association and serves on the board of the Supervisors Association of Ireland. He is an experienced practitioner and has been a key member of the academic team and a mentor at An Croí since its inception. His most recent book is “The Audacity of Spirit: The meaning and shaping of spirituality today” which is an in-depth study of contemporary spirituality and invaluable textbook resource.
Paddy Greene SJ has been a key member of the An Croí academic team since the founding of An Croí more than twenty years ago. He has consistently supported the innovative work of Carmel and Geraldine recognising that they are animators of a contemporary spirituality, and advocates of transformational adult learning. He is an experienced spiritual guide and educator. He has conducted many workshops at An Croí and is a tutor on the spiritual guidance training programme. As a lecturer and trainer his specialist focus area is dream work and creation spirituality.
Dr. Peter Krebs ST is a licensed psychologist who has a vibrant practice in counselling and spiritual direction. He is a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity and has served as guardian at the Shrine of St Joseph in Stirling NJ for almost twenty years. He initiated the collaboration with An Croí in the United States and is a key tutor on the An Croi Spiritual Guidance training programme. He is the founder of Sacred Thread Ministries which incorporates the work of An Croí in a ministry of spiritual enrichment. He is also a member an Interfaith Clergy Group, acts as a guide for people growing in their own personal spirituality and facilitates group retreats.