DATES: Wednesday evenings: 5, 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October
WEEKEND: 13, 14 October (skills day and day of retreat).
TIMES: 7pm to 9.30pm Wednesdays and weekend 10am to 4pm
HOURS: 30 contact hours, small groups, early booking advisable.
Cost of training: €295 – includes The Mindful Way Through Depression and Mindfulness, Living in a Frantic World, course manual, lunches/refreshments and 30 hours of mindfulness-based training.
This course will explore how mindfulness helps psychotherapists cultivate essential clinical and relational skills. The programme will integrate elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Mindfulness-Based Self-Care (MBSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). It will explore cognitive humanistic approaches and the attitudinal qualities of mindful-based therapy, including aspects of cognitive therapy, embodied cognition, metacognitive awareness, neuroscience and Buddhist psychology.
The practice of mindfulness includes:
● Mindful Movement
● Walking Meditation
● Sitting Meditation
● Body Scan
● Breath Meditation
● Reflective Enquiry
This training will guide participants in developing their own regular mindfulness practice whilst integrating it with their own therapeutic and clinical work. The process of a mindfulness-based approach to psychotherapy is facilitated through mindfulness practice, lecture and skills within the context of personal, interpersonal and group enquiry. The training group learns to cultivate and deepen awareness as a primary psychotherapeutic and transformational tool. This programme will explore the theory, research and essential skills, especially mindfulness and self-compassion for deliberately cultivating wisdom and compassion in psychotherapy. The training is for professionals interest in the interface of mindfulness in clinical treatment.
Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP Venue: The Mindfulness Clinic, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
Gerry Cunningham has been extensively trained in mindfulness-based approaches and studied for two years at Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University under the direction of Professor Mark Williams. He has attended training in mindfulness and cognitive therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal, Dr. John Teasdale, Dr. Aaron Beck and mindfulness training retreats with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Jack Kornfield, Dr. Daniel Siegel and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University.
For application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 087 7989 301.