Start date: Wednesday 26th January
(Note this is 1 week later than other courses)
This course gives you the opportunity to take a timeout from your busy day to unwind and be calm in the comfort of your own home.
Mindfulness is about living in the present moment with an attitude of kindness towards
ourselves. Most of the time our minds are lost in thought. We are either thinking about the past
or worrying about the future. This can cause us to be more stressed than we need to be.
Mindfulness is very much a buzz word in the area of anxiety and depression management, but
mindfulness has been around for many years, and is far from a fad. It is a scientifically proven
way of dealing with stress, managing anxiety and controlling depression. It is also used in
addiction rehab, and in the treatment of a range of other mental and physical illnesses.
A phrase we like to use in mindfulness is ‘you can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf’. So
when you are going through challenging periods in your life, mindfulness can help you deal with
any stress or worry you may be experiencing. It also offers you ways to bring more joy and ease
to your life.
This course is for anyone interested in learning about mindfulness. It is also for those who have
experience of mindfulness and would like to deepen their practice. During the course,
participants will be offered a range of short meditation practices and practical techniques to help
them to bring mindfulness more into everyday life. The classes will be light-hearted and relaxed.
Participants will also be invited to practice mindfulness everyday for 10-30 minutes everyday for
the duration of the course, so before signing up it is worth considering how you can make time
for home practice so that you can get the most out of the course.
Mary is a qualified mindfulness teacher and is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers’
Association of Ireland. She has background in healthcare and has been
practicing mindfulness meditation for over 10 years. After finding mindfulness benefited all
aspects of her life and encouraged by the scientific research demonstrating the value
of mindfulness practice, she trained as a mindfulness teacher for adults and children and runs a
range of mindfulness and stress reduction courses and workshops.
Mary is also Founding Partner of Mindful Nation Ireland (MNI), a social enterprise cultivating
mindfulness and compassion in public life. MNI has introduced mindfulness into the Irish
Parliament and a range of other organisations including the Men’s Sheds, schools, women’s
refuges and not-for-profit organisations.
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