Welcome to MyMindfulSelf. My name is Helen O’Neill and I am an experienced mindfulness teacher with a Masters in Teaching Mindfulness from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. I am a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.
Upcoming Mindfulness Course in 2020
Finding Peace in a Frantic World
An 8-week Introduction to Mindfulness Course
From 9th February to 29th March 2020
Sunday mornings – 11a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
At: Rathmines Collective (Yoga Studio), Dublin 6
Course Fee: €250
(Fee includes 8 classes and the Finding Peace in a Frantic World book and CD)
Finding Peace in a Frantic World 8-week Introduction to Mindfulness Course
Places limited to 10. Non-refundable.
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 what 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. By practicing mindfulness regularly, we learn to recognise how we relate to the external world and to our internal world of thoughts, emotions, and body sensations. In this way, we come to know ourselves better. 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 in life that we often take for granted.