Mindfulness Courses & Training

The Mindfulness Clinic is committed to the promotion of wellbeing through the integration of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the practice of Mindfulness. Our mission is to embody, guide and nurture mindful and compassionate living. We teach eight-week Mindfulness courses MBSR, MBCT and one-day workshops to individuals, mental health professionals, voluntary and community groups.

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25 January 2021 – 13 December 2021 | 7pm – 8pm

Responding to the growing interest in mindfulness, A Year of Living Mindfully offers a unique opportunity to develop and deepen the practice of mindfulness and compassionate living. This year-long programme will integrate elements of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, compassion and wisdom approaches.

Practical psychological and mindfulness skills will be explored including techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, radical self-acceptance (DBT), and compassion and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Insights from wisdom traditions, reading and group inquiry will enhance an engaging and practical programme with the invitation to wake up wholeheartedly to the abundantly, richly textured fabric of everyday life as our primary spiritual guide.

Readings, dharma talks and discussion for each session will be enhanced through quotations and guidance from the works of Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Tara Brach, Christine Feldman, Sharon Saltzberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn, William James, Matthieu Ricard, Eckhart Tolle and other mindfulness influences.

Savour sustained periods of silence, quiet reflection with poetry, sharing, reading, and peer support. Restore wellbeing through the seasons with greater calm and clarity as you learn practical ways to sustain and support your practice and develop a personalised self-care plan to guide you through the year.

Course Details

Mondays:25 January, 22 February, 29 March, 26 April, 24 May, 21 June, 19 July, 23 August, 27 September, 18 October, 22 November, 13 December 2021.

Evenings from 7pm to 8pm
The cost for the year-long programme is €95

Mindfulness Teacher: Gerry Cunningham

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Mindfulness Training, or Mindfulness Courses, may not be considered suitable at this time for those affected with acute depression, active or recent substance alcohol or drug addictions (recommendation two years full sobriety for Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention), PTSD, Bi-polar disorder, current or past psychosis, significant long standing interpersonal difficulties, recent trauma or significant recent or unresolved loss.

The Mindfulness Clinic recommends organising a one-to-one consultation to see if this training is suitable for you at this time.

Mindfulness is not the answer for all life’s problems. Rather it is that all life’s problems can be seen more clearly through the lens of a clear mind”. Jon Kabat-Zinn, pp. 25-26, 1991.

Acknowledgements for exclusion criteria: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Standards of Practice, edited by Saki F. Santorelli, Centre for Mindfulness University of Massachusetts, Director of Stress Reduction Program, February, 2014.