Mindfulness is a simple but profound practice that is rooted in ancient Eastern traditions. Over the last 30 years Western medicine and science have come to recognise its benefits as a resource to help individuals deal with a variety of physical and emotional difficulties. These include stress, serious illness, chronic pain, bereavement, and other life challenges, while also offering a way of developing positive mental qualities and emotional wellbeing.
“Only that day dawns to which we are awake”
– Walden, Thoreau
Mindfulness involves intentionally bringing awareness to the present moment, paying attention to, and connecting with our present experience, including our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations with curiosity, openness and acceptance.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is modelled on the internationally acclaimed programmes created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. These evidence based programmes are now being used extensively in a variety of settings including community care, hospitals and hospice care, educational and corporate sectors.
The programme consists of 8 weekly classes of 2.5 hour duration and one full day of Mindfulness practice. To benefit fully from this course, participants are encouraged to commit to 45 minutes each day for home practice.
Saturday 6th April – 25 May 2013. (10.15a.m. – 12.45 p.m.)
Full day workshop: Saturday 8th June (11.00a.m. – 4.00 p.m.)
Monkstown Therapy Centre, 26, Longford Terrace, Monkstown, Co.Dublin. (2 mins from Salthill & Monkstown Dart Station)
The course fee is €320 and includes Course workbook and CDs.
(Concessions available to applicants who are unwaged or in receipt of
Eilis Cullen is a trained Mindfulness practitioner, currently undertaking a Masters in Mindfulness Based Approaches at the University of Wales, Bangor. Eilis is also an experienced accredited Psychotherapist in private practice.
Tel: 086 8622012