We will be warmly welcoming Dr. Paul D’Alton, Head and Clinical Lead of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin, to speak on the topic of MINDFULNESS and in particular the role of compassion within the practice of Mindfulness.
ABOUT THE NIGHT
Mindfulness. Maybe we got the name wrong?
In a world driven to great lengths to escape the sometimes inhospitable territory of the human mind perhaps the word mindfulness is not very helpful? Even unhelpful?
In a world consumed by the desire to quick fix and escape the inevitable suffering of the human condition perhaps the word mindfulness is misleading? Maybe heartfulness would help?
This seminar will introduce participants to the role of compassion in mindfulness and participants will have the opportunity to engage in some short meditation practices and reflective discussion.
ABOUT Dr. Paul D’Alton
Dr. Paul D’Alton is Head and Clinical Lead of the Department of Psycho-oncology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Adjunct Lecturer at The School of Psychology, University College Dublin. He is founder and co-director of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions in UCD.
Paul is current President of The Psychological Society of Ireland. Paul completed his clinical psychology training in Trinity College, Dublin. His primary area of clinical & research interest is the application of mindfulness-based interventions in healthcare with a particular interest in end of life care.
He trained in MBCT at the Oxford Centre of Cognitive Therapy and completed his practicum and teacher intensive training at the University of Massachusetts (USA) where mindfulness-based interventions in healthcare originated. He has been teaching MBCT with clinical populations for over 10 years having begun his own meditation training in 1994. He also teaches on several post-graduate programmes at University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.
He has completed a number of funded research projects and has presented and published research both nationally and internationally. Paul lives in Dublin, is a committed cyclist and a reasonable cook.
As always we will begin with registration from 7.00 – 7.30pm, followed by a drumming journey and the talk. We will break at 9pm for tea/coffee/biscuits and finish the night with a Q&A and Discussion group.
We look forward to seeing you there!