Classes & Courses

There are a range of classes, courses, retreats and workshops on offer with Discovering Mindfulness and we are continually devising new options to respond to everyone who is interested in learning more. Please scroll on to find something that suits you right now, from ‘Drop-in’ classes to Retreats and 8 week courses. Individual consultations and custom programmes can also be arranged on request.

Please note that advance booking is essential for all classes and courses. You are welcome to contact me to learn more!

Online Offerings

Join live and interactive group classes from the comfort of your own home …

For those who are unable to get to in-person classes and courses, we offer weekly ‘drop-in’ meditation classes and MBSR online.

‘Drop-in’ Classes

… and rest in being …

These classes are open to everyone, beginners and returners, who wish to ‘drop-in’ to being for an hour or so. We will practice core mindfulness meditations of focus awareness, body scan, breath awareness, attitudinal practices, walking meditation and gentle mindful stretching/movement.

Retreats

On retreat we come home to our nature of being. We may discover our way to inner stillness, joy and ease, and the wisdom of our shared connections.

Day, Weekend & Week retreats are scheduled in Ireland, France and Spain. From Morning Urban Retreats to Full Days in beautiful countryside.

Click below to see next dates for each option.

Weekly Courses

I am an a certified MBSR teacher and member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.  I am also trained to teach the .bFoundations programme that was designed for adults and older adolescents in education and Finding Peace in a Frantic World, an introductory course in mindfulness developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  These programmes hold the best evidence for significant impacts in reducing stress, anxiety, pain and increasing low mood and general well-being.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction (MBSR)

…the globally renowned 8 week + 1 day evidence-based curriculum …

Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, this carefully considered curriculum is informed by neuroscience, psychology and educational methods that emphasise experiential, group and discovery learning. Regarded, internationally, as the ‘gold standard’, taking part in this programme gives people the opportunity to develop a personalised mindfulness practice, with the support of a small-group setting over 8 weeks (+1 day). The curriculum has been widely researched and yielded significant health benefits for people, physically and psychologically.

MBSR is suitable for all kinds of beginners. Due to the more intensive and sustained nature of this curriculum, coupled with the impact of modern living on our human nervous system, training with an appropriately qualified guide and teacher is recommended by the international mindfulness teaching and training communities.

Mindfulness in Education

… trained to teach .bFoundations & . breathe curricula …

Mindfulness is recognised as a foundational and essential skill for well-being and social-emotional learning. To develop and integrate teachings that maximise the positive impact of mindfulness in education, evidence-based programmes from .bFoundations (for adolescents and adults), to .breathe (9-14years) and tailored workshops and retreat-style summer courses are offered.

Specially designed for those who are working in the education sector, and for parents whose children are learning mindfulness in school, .bFoundations is an 8 session, evidence-based, programme of simple yet powerful practices that can be brought into daily life. The programme is suitable for adolescents and adults.

Engaging with mindfulness and compassion practices can enhance our collective well-being and enrich interactions and activities in the classroom and beyond. This programme crucial foundational support for those who may also be integrating mindfulness teaching in their work with children and young people.

.breathe is a 4-session introductory course aimed at the school ‘transition’ years. Developed and validated by the Mindfulness in Schools Project in the UK, this short course offers an opportunity for 9 – 14 year olds to ‘dip their toes in mindfulness’, exploring the ways in which this might support them through the highs and lows of adolescent life. Participants learn about attention, how to work with worries, the importance of sleep and being with others.

This summer discover our innovative retreat-style mindfulness-based professional development programme for educators: GRACE – Growing Resources of Awareness, Compassion & Empathy.

Grace happens when we act with others on behalf of our world” – Macy & Brown (2014)

Finding Peace in a Frantic World

… in a frantic world …

‘‘A coherent, compelling and common-sensical 8-week programme for anyone caring about his or her own health and sanity, especially in this increasingly fast-paced and, as they refer to it, frantic world.’’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Based on the core principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Prof. Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Oxford Mindfulness Centre, created this programme, tailored to make the course accessible and effective for busy people. Weekly sessions and daily home practice requirements are shorter and may be considered less intensive to the MBSR programme.

Upon completion of this programme, participants often choose to deepen their mindfulness learning by continuing with the MBSR programme or taking retreats.

Custom

… tailored to your context and needs …

From lunchtime meditation classes to two-hour workshop style introductory sessions, retreat-style mornings and weekly programmes, we can tailor to the specific needs of individuals, groups and organisations. I welcome every opportunity to discover with people how mindfulness can help us in everyday life.

Individual consultations and programmes, weaving both therapeutic psychology and mindfulness, are also available on request.

Mindfulness-based supervision is available for professionals who seek to integrate mindfulness-based approaches to support them in their work.

Please contact me to discuss further. 

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