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Which Mindfulness Course?
Mindfulness has become such a buzz word, how is one to know which course to take? Here are some pointers to help you decide, so you can be sure that what you are signing up for meets the highest standards:
*The original Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy programmes are designed to be taught over 8 weeks.
*All research has been carried out on courses lasting 8 weeks.
*The length of each class is at least 2 hours, ideally 2.5 hours
*Teachers of Mindfulness-Based Approaches should have a strong meditation practice of their own, supported by attendance at residential retreats
* Teachers should have completed an in-depth, rigorous mindfulness-based teacher training programme or supervised pathway over a minimum duration of 12 months.
We offer the full, 8-week MBSR/MBCT programmes taught by teachers who meet the most rigorous training standards.
Our first Professional Teacher Training Programme is now underway. We will be enrolling for our next programme in the Autumn, with a start date in early Spring. Please register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org
GAIA HOUSE COMES TO IRELAND
5-Day Residential Retreat – Mindfulness, Insight & Liberation: The Foundations of MBCT/MBSR , with Christina Feldman and John Peacock from Gaia House In St. Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co.Clare From 16th-21st August 2015 Cost: €590. The retreat is open to all, but preference will be given to teachers and students of mindfulness. More information here »
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness involves deliberately bringing our attention into in the present moment with open-hearted awareness and with an attitude of kindness towards ourselves. Developing Mindfulness helps us to find calm and stability in our relationships with ourselves and others in the midst of our busy, stressful lives more »
Who are we?
Mindfulness.ie is run by Helen Byrne M.A. and Josephine Lynch M.A.. We have a team of rigorously trained mindfulness teachers, all of whom are committed mindfulness meditation practitioners, who provide MBSR, MBCT, Teacher Training and CPD, workshops for companies and organisations including schools, community groups,service providers. We operate mainly in Dublin & Wicklow more ».
What people have said about the effects of doing an 8 week course with us
“I did this course because of my chronic pain condition. While my pain is not completely gone it is so much better but, more important, I am not struggling with myself anymore because of it. So the change for me is very different to what I expected and I am now able to enjoy my life” – Julie
“I have become more aware of myself, more accepting of and kinder to myself” – Mary
“I have greater calmness and I see more good around me, and I pay more attention to NOW!” – Brian
“Conflict and stressful situations are easier to let go of. My old approach was not working” – Anna
“I learned a lot about myself. I feel much more friendly towards my body” – Tony
“I feel much more confident in myself and in my work” – Cathleen
“Mindfulness has impacted on my daily life so much more than I expected and has made me recognise the amount of stress, worry and avoidance I had been experiencing” – Kitty
“I’m better able to enjoy family time as my time too” – Alex
“My life has changed completely as a result of taking this course, in a positive way” – Elaine
“I had a sneaking suspicion that I would get a lot from doing this course but I had no idea in what direction it would lead me. I am very grateful” – Mike
“I have a much greater acceptance of myself and much more confidence to handle whatever arises” – Rachel
“I definitely have much more persective on how anxiety and depression form in my mind now and this makes it much easier to deal with and to halt the downward spiral” – Pat
“I was unexpectedly blown away by the the simplicity of the approach and how it helped me to see how much stress I was carrying that I had no awareness of” – Anne
“Rather thna reducing my anxiety levels, this course taught me how to cahnge the way I relate to anxiety. I thought I wouldn’t be able to be with myself for such long petiods but I find I can and I have developed a much deeper relationship with myself. This course has turned my life around” – Helena
“I saw that I was carrying a lot of guilt about not being perfect and that I was putting myself under pressure to be perfect in everything. I learned to be kinder to myself and treat myself like I would my best friend” – Deirdre
“I found the course very challenging. I thought it would be so much easier. But now as I look back I realise that this is hard work, the work of waking up and changing the habits of a lifetime” – Tom