Welcome to my website. My name is Helen O’Neill and I am a clinical psychologist and a mindfulness teacher with a Masters in Teaching Mindfulness from the University of Bangor, Wales.
Mindfulness Course Autumn 2019
The Finding Peace in a Frantic World course was developed by Professor Mark Williams and Chris Cullen at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. The course is informed by the evidence based and internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme, which was co-developed by Professor Mark Williams.
The Finding Peace course is intended for beginners to mindfulness and is suitable for the general public and in workplace settings. The course introduces participants to a set of simple yet powerful mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into daily life, to develop present moment awareness, to learn to respond rather than react to stressful situations, and to support wellbeing. The reduced time commitment of this course (90 minutes classes) makes it more accessible than other mindfulness courses such as MBSR and MBCT.
Further Details on Mindfulness Courses Page.
To book a place on the course click on the Buy Now link below. This will enable you to pay with PayPal or by credit or debit card via the link. I will acknowledge receipt of your payment by email and arrange a brief orientation phone call prior to the course. There is no refund once the course has started.
If you have any questions about the course please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on the contact form.
What Previous Participants said about the Finding Peace Course:
“A very enjoyable course, it helped me to slow down and not be as hard on myself”
” I found the course very helpful, it has changed the way I think about things and how I respond to stress”
“I really enjoyed the course, I feel more like by myself and feel like having fun again”
“I feel better able to handle difficulty and let go”
“I learned a lot from the group – the discussions about how we got on with the meditations at home and the activities in the classes”
“Helen put everyone at ease and was warm and supportive”
All previous course participants said they would recommend the Finding Peace course to a friend.
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 of 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.