This 8 week Mindfulness training programme can offer participants significant health and well-being benefits. Participants will be supported in cultivating mindful awareness through intensive mindfulness training. We will closely follow the outline from ‘Mindfulness: finding peace in a frantic world’, which is a development of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for stress. Through engagement in the experiential practice of mindfulness, participants will be encouraged to notice their routine, automatic reactions and simultaneously to hold and relate to thoughts and emotions without judgment. The course gives a practical experiential introduction to a range of mindfulness practices.


Date:            Eight consecutive Wednesdays, (4th Oct – 22nd Nov 2017)

.                    AND Saturday 11th Nov (‘all-day’ session  10am – 4pm)

Time:          6pm – 7.30pm each Wednesday.

Venue:        Anna Gaynor House, OLH&CS, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.

Fees:            €150

Facilitator:  David Shannon (Senior Psychologist)

.                    Emma Duff (Staff Nurse, Palliative Care Day Hospice)


Lunch is provided during the ‘all-day’ mindfulness session on Sat, 11th November.

Course participants are also required to purchase the book ‘Mindfulness: finding peace in a frantic world’ by Mark Williams and Danny Penman prior to course start.

What commitment does the MBSR course require?

  • 90 minute class once a week for 8 weeks
  • Participants must be able to attend for all 8 weeks
  • 30 minutes daily home practice for 8 weeks
  • One experiential all day session (10am to 4pm) on Saturday, November 11th
  • To fully benefit from the course, it is essential to engage in 30 minutes of daily home practice on all non-class days (6/7 days) for the duration of the course.

To apply:
Please email David Shannon at

Places will be allocated following completion of an application form and brief pre-course interview to ensure that this is the right time to undertake mindfulness training.

**Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 20th September 2017**


The course will be subject to audit and so will require completion of a pre and post stress measures and a course feedback form. You have the right to attend and not participate in the audit.