Emerging as a thought leader in education, Deirdre Morris is passionate about facilitating a shift in the current paradigm, one that moves beyond the patriarchal model which has dominated for centuries and shaped what, why, how, when and where we learn.
Specifically her work is dedicated to Engaging The FeminineTM in education so that children and adults can show up in our wholeness. She creates and delivers teacher and parent training programs as well as educational materials and kits that support this process (for kindergartens, schools and home-schools).
Along with her partner Julian, Deirdre is co-founder of the School of Positivity Project (Malta), where they are co-creating an educational community, in harmony with nature, based on the principles of Positive Psychology and Success. The curriculum is probably the first in the world, stating as a core intention, to engage both the feminine and the masculine so that children and adults can flourish.
Deirdre’s academic journey started out with a B.A. in Psychology from NUI Galway, Ireland after which she completed an M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of London (U.K.), and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology (Special Needs) from Manchester University (U.K.).
For a decade, Deirdre worked as a community-based psychologist with children and adults with learning disabilities. During this time she observed how the dominant model of education demands that children, teachers and parents ignore very important parts of their humanity to achieve results or fit in to the system. This inspired her to explore alternative models, and she decided that if she ever had children she wanted something different for them.
The combination of overcoming her own fertility challenges, coupled with 10 years of supporting women around fertility, gave her huge insight into the creative process and the roles of the masculine and feminine energies in that. For Deirdre, education begins before conception. Through her work with clients, she created an evolved curriculum for mothers-to-be, helping them to reconnect with their true creative power through her on-line forums, coaching programs and private retreats.
Committed to her own personal and professional development, Deirdre is always learning. She has trained as a Family and Systems Constellations Facilitator, a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and as Coach. She is also a Human Design Specialist and student of Shamanic Astrology. She loves to travel, has lived in several different countries, and spent a year in India and Nepal exploring mediation and other healing practices.
Deirdre lives in Malta with Julian and their two daughters and frequently visits Spain and her native Ireland.
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