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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In-Person Training Killarney
Saturday, 11 June and 02 July 2022

As more and more therapists and mental health professionals learn about interpersonal neurobiology and contemplative practices, there is an increasing desire to translate theoretical and philosophical principles into practical applications for use with clients. Yet therapists struggle to incorporate mindfulness interventions into their practice.

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Mind is a 2-day training that will enhance your practice as a mental health professional with the latest findings from neurobiology, contemplative science and evidence-based psychotherapy.

A broad range of psychological and interpersonal issues will be addressed, including attachment, emotion, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, challenging presentations, resilience, and interventions that offer a uniquely holistic, compassionate and integrative approach to mental health and wellbeing.

  • Foundations of Buddhist psychology and wisdom traditions
  • The neuroscience of meditation
  • Fundamentals of mindfulness
  • Practical and clinical applications of mindfulness
  • The neurobiology of feeling safe and the nervous system
  • Bottom-up processing, affect regulation
  • The brain throughout the lifespan
  • Attunement, attachment and the limbic system
  • Self-directed neuroplasticity and healing
  • Trauma-sensitive mindfulness
  • Transpersonal and contemplative practice
  • Neural integration and the social brain
  • Relationships and regulation
  • The neuroscience of compassion and kindness

Learn to incorporate simple step-by-step guidance for practical mindfulness interventions to help your client with acceptance, self-regulation and healing.

Location: Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney

Mondays Saturday, 11 June and 02 July from 10am to 4.30pm.

Training includes: 10 hours CPD certificate, notes, resources, and refreshments.

Cost: €150

Course Trainer: Gerry Cunningham has been extensively trained in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He studied for three years at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford (Masters in MCBT and PG Diploma in CBT). He has trained in psychotherapy (Dublin City University) and Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge, M. Ed). He has a Masters in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy, and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. He is currently pursuing research interested at the University of Oxford and training at The International Centre for Clinical Excellence.

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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.