Welcome to MyMindfulSelf, set up by Helen O’Neill to provide high quality mindfulness training programmes for the public and workplace wellness.
What is Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges when we deliberately focus attention on our present moment experience in a non- judging, accepting way” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness involves paying attention to whatever is happening in the present moment with a kind and friendly attitude towards ourselves and our experience. We all have the innate capacity to be mindful and we can develop this skill through meditation practice, and the cultivation of particular attitudes such as curiosity, acceptance and kindness.
Through practicing mindfulness, we come to know ourselves better, and learn to recognise how we relate both to the external world, and the internal world of thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. This self awareness is the first step in learning to respond rather than react habitually to the stressors and challenges that life presents.
Mindfulness can also lead to a greater appreciation of the little things, and the joys in life that we may not fully experience because of our tendency to become preoccupied with what has happened and what might happen.
Mindfulness Courses & Workshops
Public Mindfulness Courses
I offer two types of 8-week mindfulness courses for the public – the internationally renowned Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, and Finding Peace in a Frantic World (based on the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course).
Research has shown that these courses are highly effective in increasing self awareness, reducing stress and improving physical and psychological wellbeing.
Upcoming 2018 Mindfulness Classes
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) starts 31st Jan 2018
The next 8-week MBSR course will take place at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic in Ranelagh on Wednesday evenings. Only 10 places are available on this course.
Dates: 31st January to 21st March 2018
Time: 7 – 9.15 p.m.
Practice Day: 11th March from 10.30 – 4 p.m.
Course fee: €350 (includes pre orientation phone call, 8 x 2.15 hour classes, a day of mindfulness practice & course materials).
Given that MBSR is an intense course, a pre orientation phone call is arranged on receipt of the deposit in order to ensure this is the right time for you to take the course. The deposit is refundable up to one week prior to the start of the course. The balance of the course fee is due by 31st January 2018. Limited concessions are available for students/unwaged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Finding Peace Course starts Feb 2018
The Finding Peace course is adapted from MBCT and is ideal for busy individuals who would like to learn shorter mindfulness practices to integrate into their daily lives. The next course will take place at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic in Ranelagh on Thursday evenings. Only 10 places are available on this course.
Dates: 1st February to 22nd March
Time: 7 – 8.30 p.m.
Course fee: €195
Course fee includes 8 x 90 minute classes, and the Finding Peace in a Frantic World book with an accompanying CD of guided meditations.
Note: the deposit secures your place on the course and is refundable up to 7 days prior to the course start date. The balance is due by 31st January 2018.