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.  This course follows the 2017 curriculum of ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’ as per the ‘Center For Mindfulness’, University of Massachusetts.  Through engagement in the experiential practice of mindfulness, participants will be encouraged to develop awareness of routine, automatic reactions and cultivate essential attitudinal qualities of mindfulness. The course gives a practical experiential introduction to a range of mindfulness practices.

What commitment does the MBSR course require?

  • Two and a half hour class once a week for 8 weeks
  • Participants must be able to attend for all 8 weeks
  • 45 minutes daily home practice for 8 weeks
  • One experiential all day session (9.30am to 4pm) on Saturday, Saturday 8 June 2019

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 Tuesdays, 30 April 2019 until 18 June 2019 and Saturday 8 June 2019

Lecturer:              David Shannon (Senior Psychologist) and Emma Duff (Staff Nurse, Palliative Care Day Hospice)

Program:              6pm – 8.30pm each week (except Saturday 8 June 2019 9.30am-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 Tuesdays, from 30 April 2019 until 18 June 2019 AND one Saturday 8 June (‘all-day’ mindfulness session)

To apply:

Please email David Shannon at dshannon@olh.ie or Emma Duff at eduff@olh.ie. 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 17 April 2019.

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.

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