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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Friday, 8 September | 9.30am to 4.30pm | The Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford.

Enrich your counselling skills for working with adolescents by participating in this one-day workshop that offers valuable resources and skill-building opportunities to engage teenagers in therapy.

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Learn these skills in a positive, supportive learning environment with practical interventions for supporting adolescents to work through anxiety, obsessions, overthinking, panic, low mood, and social anxiety. Specific applications for use with parents and in the classroom as a teaching resource make this approach adaptable, pragmatic, and engaging.

  • Proven, practical techniques you can use with adolescents for the most common presenting problems, including anxiety, panic, low mood and anger.
  • Educate and socialise teenagers in the session structure to achieve positive outcomes and learn to monitor progress to improve counselling outcomes.
  • Learn the art of guided discovery and Socratic questioning to motivate and engage teenagers in identifying goals, relevant homework and symptom management.
  • Enhance the therapeutic relationship by building a strong collaborative relationship and tailoring therapy through feedback, and client preferences.
  • Discover creative and innovative techniques to encourage self-expression including, art, play-dough, stepping stones and practical skills to support wellbeing.
  • Integrate short mindfulness and grounding exercises in counselling, including regulating emotions, managing stress, and fostering a sense of stability and connection. Explore sensory grounding techniques such as ER, soles of the feet, CALM and RAISE practices to promote coping skills, wellbeing and resilience.
  • Support teenagers to solicit automatic negative thoughts, core beliefs, schemas, assumptions, and support them in modifying self-defeating talk and behaviours.
  • Learn about the latest research, outcome studies and neurobiological findings in understanding adolescent development. Deepen your understanding of the unique challenges and developmental milestones that teenagers face.
  • Explore the effects of pandemic-induced mental health challenges on the teenage brain and the significant increase in anxiety.
  • Support teenagers to overcome low mood through behavioural activation, thought records, and mood diaries and help reduce rumination, obsessions and maladaptive behaviours.
  • Recognise adolescents that require additional support and when to refer them for further assessment.


Participants on this course are required to have a qualification in mental health, counselling or guidance counselling.

Dates & Details

Friday 8th September from 9.30am to 4.30pm, The Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford.
Cost: €95 includes educational resources, notes, and certificate with 6 CPD hours.

Further information: T: 087-7989 301 | E: info@mindfulnessclinic.ie | mindfulnessclinic.ie


Gerry Cunningham, MIAHIP, MIACP has been extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), PG Diploma University of Oxford, MSt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), University of Oxford. He has trained at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Philadelphia with Aaron T. Beck and Judith Beck and at Cambridge University, M.Ed. in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling. He is currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford. Gerry is committed to skills-based learning, Feedback Informed Treatment, Deliberate Practice and helping clinicians to understand theories in a pragmatic way.

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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.