Mindfulness 8-Week Course
What does the Mindfulness Course cover?
Mindfulness training is associated with significant health and wellbeing benefits. Participants will be supported in cultivating mindful awareness through intensive mindfulness training over 8 weeks. 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 routine, automatic reactions (thoughts/feelings/body sensations) without judgment. The course gives a practical experiential introduction to a range of mindfulness practices.
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, March 24th
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.
Date: Wednesday, 7th February 2018
Lecturer: David Shannon (Senior Psychologist) and Emma Duff (Staff Nurse, Palliative Care Day Hospice)
Program: 6pm – 7.30pm each week
Venue: Anna Gaynor House, OLH&CS, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W
Further Info: *Includes cost of lunch during ‘all-day’ mindfulness session on Sat, 24th March
Course takes place over eight consecutive Wednesdays, from 7th Feb 2018 – 28th March 2018 AND Saturday 24th March (‘all-day’ mindfulness session)
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.
Please email David Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Friday 26th January 2018.
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.