Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Slí an Chroí        

Extensive research has shown that developing a mindfulness practice has significant positive effects on:

  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Physical well-being
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Being able to relax and experience calm
  • Energy
  • Sleep
  • Immunity

We provide a safe, nurturing and compassionate environment where you can:                                                                                                                                                   

  • Experience greater peace
  • Become more aware of how your mind works
  • Notice when you get lost in automatic negative thoughts
  • Practice being in the moment
  • Learn to observe habitual, automatic and unhelpful reactions.
  • Let go of  struggle and resistance
  • Cultivate attitudes of patience, trust and compassion
  • Become less  judgmental

This course is run one evening a week for two hours over an eight week period. You will receive 4cds with guided meditations and a journal workbook. It is important to commit to 45 minute daily practice and short practices throughout your day over the eight weeks.

What is Mindfulness?

  • “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”
  • The MBSR course is based on the acclaimed work of Jon Kabatt Zinn. It is the coming together of Western science and ancient Eastern philosophy of Buddhist meditation practice.
  • Mindfulness teaches us to direct our attention to what is happening right here, in this moment, with an attitude of non judging.
  • This “being with” ourselves is in contrast with more habitual states of mind in which we are often preoccupied with negative ruminations, fantasies, and worries or planning.
  • The skill of mindfulness is taught through formal mindfulness meditation and informal mindfulness practices.
  • Formal mindfulness meditation practices include the body scan meditation, mindful  movement, sitting meditation and the 3-minute breathing space. Informal mindfulness practice involves bringing mindfulness into everyday life.
  • This requires devoting time to daily informal and formal home practice. In many ways this commitment to daily practice is the most important aspect of the course. It is through personal experiencing of mindfulness that we come to understand the possibilities it opens for us in our daily lives.

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.”  William James

We adhere to the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses developed by the U.K. Network of Mindfulness Teachers and to the Ethical Guidelines developed at the University of Massachusetts CFM.  The guidance includes formal mindfulness training, personal regular mindfulness meditation practice, engagement in regular supervision, commitment to on-going personal practice, training, supervision, attendance on retreats and a high standard of ethics in relation to our teaching and practice of mindfulness.

Course duration:    Eight week course.

Two hours per session. (optional one day silent retreat)

This course is run one evening a week for two hours over an eight week period. You will receive 4cds with guided meditations and a journal workbook.

It is important to commit to 45-minute daily practice and short practices throughout your day over the eight weeks.

Cost: €290 per participant

Dates & Venue: To be confirmed.

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