Mindfulness 8-Week Course
What does the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course cover?
It is the ‘gold-standard’ in mindfulness training, bringing the internationally recognized Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Center For Mindfulness, UMass, USA) to Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services. 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. Through regular practice of mindfulness, participants will be encouraged to notice their routine, automatic reactions and simultaneously to hold and relate to experience without judgment. The course gives a practical experiential introduction to a range of mindfulness practices. Course workbook and guided mindfulness audio recordings will be provided.
What commitment does the MBSR course require?
- 2 hours 30 minutes class once a week for 8 weeks (3 hours in weeks 1 & 8)
- Participants must be able to attend for all 8 weeks
- 45 minutes of daily home practice for 8 weeks
- One experiential all day Saturday session (10am to 4pm) on November 10th
To fully benefit from the course, it is essential to engage in 45 minutes of daily home practice on all non-class days (6/7 days) for the duration of the course.
Date: 8 consecutive Wednesdays, 3rd October until 21st November 2018 and Saturday 10th November 2018
Lecturer: David Shannon (Senior Psychologist) and Emma Duff (Staff Nurse, Palliative Care Day Hospice)
Program: 6pm – 8.30pm each week (except Weeks 1 and 8 which are 6pm-9pm and Saturday 10th November 10am-4pm)
Venue: Anna Gaynor House, OLH&CS, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W
Fee: €100 for OLH&CS Staff/volunteers and €300 for members of the public
Further Info: Course takes place over eight consecutive Wednesdays, from 3rd October until 21st November 2018 AND one Saturday 10th November (‘all-day’ mindfulness session)
Please email David Shannon at email@example.com or Emma Duff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Places will be allocated following completion of an application form and a brief conversation with David or Emma to ensure that this is the right time in your life to undertake mindfulness training.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 5th September, 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. Participation in audit is voluntary.