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Thomas Merton a well known Christian Mystic said “What can we gain by sailing to the moon, if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?”

The Beehive is the umbrella name for the work of John DohertyThe Beehive offers you the tools and practices needed to bridge anything that separates you from yourself, the world and the deeper aspects of a spiritual life.  Spiritual in this context means looking and journeying inwards to find meaning, and an authentic connection with your deeper Self. There are workshops and retreats, classes and courses designed to empower you on a journey inwards that leads to a more authentic and contemplative lifestyle.

Eckhart Tolle author of “The Power of Now” says:

“The beginning of freedom is the realisation that you are not the thinker. The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You slowly realise that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought,  that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realise that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.”

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John also offers 1-1 and group professional supervision supporting you in your work. This is a great way to “process” how the work is impacting on you and to keep learning, reflecting and growing professionally.

“At first I wasn’t sure what supervision was, but I knew I needed to deal with the stress my work was causing me. After contacting John and having a few 1-1 sessions I realized that not only did it help me deal with the stress but also I began to learn so much about my approach to my job that I had never thought of before. I learned about better boundaries, how to better manage my team and not to take my work home with me. I think this kind of professional development is essential in today’s demanding workplace and I’m glad I availed of this unique service.” Edward (GP)


Dates for your Diary

New Year 2014

Summer Program 2014

Autumn / Winter Program 2014


John Doherty


John is available for groups or 1-1s and works in a number of colleges, institutions and organisations around Ireland and abroad, as well as in private practice If you are interested in working with him, feel free to contact him on the below details:


Email: info@thebeehive.ieTelephone: (+353) 0866040988 /  Website: The Beehive 

Facebook: The Beehive on Facebook  /  Linkedin: John Doherty


Last Night As I Was Sleeping by Antonio Machado

“Last Night as I was sleeping, I dreamt-marvellous error that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. Last night as I slept, I dreamt-marvellous error that it was God I had here inside my heart.”

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