By visiting this website you will be able to have a better understanding of what Mindfulness is and the ways in which it may be of benefit to you in your daily life.

Mindfulness is simply the practice of paying attention, of being aware of what is going on in the present moment. It is an ancient practice, dating back over 2500 years, and has profound relevance in modern daily living where a lot of the time we are living in automatic pilot and not really aware of what we are doing at any given moment. See What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness can help us to see that we are all on a path that unfolds day be day, and that what happens now in this moment has an influence on the next. The only way we have of influencing the future is to own the present, so it makes sense to pay more attention to the present.

Mindfulness encourages an attitude of care and kindness towards ourselves and this, in time, helps to off-set the usual harsh judgements and criticism we tend to have. Skills of self compassion are taught within all the 8 week programmes.

Self Compassion is a very valuable skill to develop. It helps to undermine the more common habit of self criticism, judgement and feelings of inadequacy and builds resources that support emotional / mental wellbeing and greater happiness. It is taught in a new 8 week programme called Mindful Self-Compassion.

You can explore some tips for daily Mindfulness and can practice interrupting a stressful, busy day by introducing some simple Mindfulness techniques into your activities. See Everyday Mindfulness

You can investigate ways to learn Mindfulness through participating in a structured 8 Week Mindfulness Programme.  See Courses and Retreats

The benefits of Mindfulness can be appreciated by reading the information on the Specific Applications of Mindfulness.

There is a Resource page where you can find information on the latest research into Mindfulness and a list of books that may be of use to you.

****New Course****

- Interpersonal Mindfulness Practice

Starts Tuesday 16th January 2018

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Thursday 18th January 2018

Weekend Residential Retreat

"Befriending Life"

October 20th to 22nd 2017

Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork

****Pre Christmas Treat Days****

"Kindness, Connection and Presence"

Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th December 2017

Summer Retreat

25th to 31st May 2018

 

 

 

 

 
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