Course

Wednesday Morning Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Start
22
Sep
End
10
Nov
November
Time
10:00 am
 -
12:45 pm
Duration
8 Weeks
Type
Facilitator
Dominic Cogan
Facilitator's Profile
Location
Online via Zoom
Cost
€350. Some concessions available.

About the Pre-Course Orientation

Once your deposit has been received, and prior to attending an 8-week course, the teacher will contact you to arrange an orientation phone call. The reason for this is to ensure you are informed about what to expect from participating in this course and to make sure this is a suitable time for you to attend this 8-week course. By the end of the conversation you can decide whether or not to proceed, together with the teacher. It is an intensive course and at times can be challenging, so it’s our ethical responsibility to set this time aside to link up and discuss this with you.

If you decide not to go ahead, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Deposit (Refundable)

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When it has been received the teacher will contact you to arrange an orientation phone call.

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Course Information

A growing amount of research indicates that mindfulness can assist in:

  • Getting a better night’s sleep
  • Reducing worry and feelings of anxiety
  • Improving tolerance of chronic pain
  • Lifting mood and appreciating what is good in life
  • Managing interpersonal conflict more effectively
  • Enhancing feelings of self-worth and compassion for others

Taught in a gentle and supportive atmosphere, this intensive mindfulness training involves eight two and a half hour sessions per week as well as a full day workshop. Each participant is given a handbook of notes that support the learning in the class. These are supplemented with a number of guided meditation audio files that can be easily downloaded for practice at home. In each session you can expect a gentle mix of mindfulness guided meditation practice, short presentations on the theme for that week by the facilitator, as well as some simple group exercises and discussion. At the end of the course participants come away with a set of practical tools that allow them to be kinder to themselves and cope better with the stresses and strains of everyday living.

Day of Practice: October 23rd 2021

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Facilitator

Dominic Cogan

BA (Hons.) in English and Philosophy UCC, Masters in Education (with Distinction), University of London

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Dominic Cogan

Professional Background

Dominic began practising mindfulness seventeen years ago. He first started teaching introductory courses and workshops in 2008. In 2012 he completed the MBSR Teacher Training Level 1 intensive with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), University of Bangor. In 2014 he was certified as an MBSR teacher by the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) after an 18- month professional training.

In addition, Dominic has completed the following related trainings:

  • Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice, CSCT London 1992
  • Attendance Cert. 4-Day .b Training (Mindfulness for Teenagers),  MiSP  2012
  • Attendance Cert. .b Foundations  (Mindfulness for Teachers), MiSP 2014
  • Attendance Cert. 5-Day Paws b (Mindfulness for Children), MiSP 2015
  • Attendance Cert. 6-Day Training in Positive Neuroplasicity, Dr Rick Hanson 2017
  • Awarded Diploma Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation, The Beehive School 2017
  • Awarded Diploma Soul Empowerment/Life Coaching, The Beehive School 2017
  • Attendance at 3-Day Parenting Teens Facilitation Course, Parents Plus 2017
  • Completed MBCL Teacher Training 2019, The Mindfulness Network 2019
  • Attendance Cert 2-Day The Decider Skills (CBT) Training, Decider Ireland 2019
  • Completed Trauma Informed Care in Ireland Training, Quality Matters 2020
  • Attendance Cert. 3-Day Mindfulness Based Supervision, The Mindfulness Network 2021

Educational Involvement

Dominic has been involved in education as both a teacher, and teacher trainer in Ireland, Ghana, Japan, Oman and Nicaragua over many years. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English and Philosophy from UCC, a Diploma in Primary Education from St Patrick’s College and a Masters in Education from the University of London. He supports the wellbeing of both students and staff in schools through teaching Paws b, .b and .b Foundations courses. In addition, he provides tailor-made mindfulness and wellbeing training to staff as part of the Croke Park Hours scheme. He is currently co-ordinator of the MTAI Mindfulness in Education sub-committee.

Mindfulness and Meditation Teaching

Dominic teaches MBSR and MBCL (Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living) courses to the general public and organises mindfulness workshops in Dublin and the surrounding counties. In addition, he offers introductory courses in mindfulness to community groups, businesses and public sector organisations and offers one-to-one mindfulness training on request. Through the ETB he has been involved in teaching QQI accredited courses in the Community Education sector.

As well as teaching secular mindfulness and wellbeing programmes, Dominic also has a particular interest in meditation as a spiritual practice and teaches courses and workshops that address the inter-spiritual dimensions across different contemplative traditions.

Teacher Training and Supervision

Dominic is a member of the Board of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI), a supervisor on the UCD Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions and a tutor on The Mindfulness Centre for Professional Training, Teacher Training Diploma Course. He is also on the Irish teacher trainer panel for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) .b Teacher Training Course. He provides supervision and mentoring to qualified and trainee MBSR teachers.

Adherence to Training and Standards

Dominic continues to upgrade his professional training through attendance at workshops, retreats and conferences as well as maintaining a daily mindfulness practice. He adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.

Email: dominic.cogan@icloud.com  Website: www.dominiccogan.com

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