Online Course with


Brian Pennie

Dr. Yvonne Barnes Holmes

Dr. Ciara McEnteggart

Brian has never spoken about the details of his successful recovery from heroin addiction for one reason. He had no idea why he recovered and thrived, and why sadly many others do not.


In search of these answers, he turned to Dr. Yvonne Barnes-Holmes and Dr. Ciara McEnteggart, world leaders in understanding emotional and psychological pain.


Over the past year, Brian has worked closely with Yvonne and Ciara to combine their knowledge and experiences to unlock the secrets of addiction recovery.


After months of collaboration, they believe they have found the key.

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€199

Unlocking the Secrets to Addiction Recovery

On completion of this course you will;


  • Discover several core ingredients to addiction recovery
  • Learn how individuals can thrive in recovery
  • Discover the unfulfilled needs of those in addiction and recovery 
  • Improve your relationships with loved ones struggling with addiction 
  • Develop a greater understanding of addiction, especially at its source
  • Discover whether you (or loved one in addiction) is ready for treatment 
  • Develop a great appreciation for those struggling with addiction 



Many people who struggle with addiction are completely unaware of what is driving their behaviour.

Even among those who find recovery, the lucky ones, many spend their lives in a battle against their former foe. Why?

Because they never find the source of their suffering – the emotional pain that pushed them towards a life of addiction. As such, they are never able to address their real issues and they are never truly free.

Dr. Yvonne Barnes Holmes

This course is a unique collaboration between an expert by experience with Brian Pennie, and psychologists, Dr. Yvonne Barnes-Holmes and Dr. Ciara McEnteggart.


More information on Dr. Yvonne Barnes-Holmes 

Dr. Ciara McEnteggart

Yvonne and Ciara are world leaders in developing an understanding of complex human psychology and how it results in psychological pain. 


More information Dr. Ciara McEnteggart.  

Brian Pennie

Since his recovery from addiction in 2013, Brian has become a final year PhD student; a lecturer in Trinity College and University College Dublin; a consultant to some of Ireland’s leading corporations; a keynote speaker; and a published author.

Brian lectures on the neuroscience of addiction and his PhD explores mindfulness as a treatment for addictive behaviours.


More Information on Brian Pennie.

Session One:  The Path to Addiction

The Path to Addiction





This first session will focus on the forces that drive addictive behaviour, such as pain, trauma, unfulfilled needs, and difficult family dynamics. Brian discusses key features of his journey towards addiction, including pain and anxiety that dominated his early childhood and primed him for a life of addiction.

Session Two:  Beyond Surviving & Recovery from Addiction

Beyond Surviving & Recovery from Addiction


This second session will focus on the key ingredients of addiction recovery. These include an acceptance of reality, fulfilment of personal needs, and an openness to a new purpose. Again, Brian discusses key features of his journey, including critical insights and learning experiences that helped him to believe that another way of living was possible. Yvonne will dissects the critical points in Brian’s recovery and highlights how he used these experiences to not only turn away from addiction, but crucially, to turn towards a new way of being.