Welcome to MyMindfulSelf, set up by Helen O’Neill, a Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher, with the aim of providing high quality mindfulness training programmes for the public and within the workplace.
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 life’s joys that we may not fully experience because of our tendency to become preoccupied with what has happened and what might happen.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course
The next 8-week MBSR course will take place at Archview Physiotherapy Clinic in Ranelagh on Wednesday evenings.
Dates: 9th May – 27th June 2018
Time: 7 – 9.15 p.m.
Practice Day: 24th June 10a.m. – 4 p.m. at Clonlea Yoga Studio, Blackrock
Course fee: €350 (includes pre orientation phone call, 8 classes, a day of mindfulness practice & course materials).
A pre orientation phone call will be arranged on receipt of the deposit in order to ensure this is the right time for you to take the course. If you decide not to proceed with the course your deposit will be refunded. The balance of the course fee is due before the course starts. There are no refunds once the course has commenced. Limited concessions are available for students/unwaged.
Please note you do not need a PayPal account to make a payment.