For those of you who would like to refresh your mindfulness practice during Spring/ Early Summer 2019, there are a few options to choose from:
Cultivating Awareness in Nature Workshop
(Please note that this day has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled soon. Apologies for any inconvenience.)
This workshop day will take place in KILLARNEY where we will spend the day in reflection, immersed in the magnificent surrounds of our National Park. We plan to spend most of the day outdoors but will have contingency plans should the weather challenge us!
DATE: TO BE CONFIRMED
TIMES: 10.30 am- 5 pm
This workshop will be jointly facilitated by Susan and John Cummins. Details of John’s qualifications and experience can be found here.
More details to follow but if you would like to provisionally reserve a space on this workshop, please contact Susan on this link.
You might like to consider taking part in one of the Introduction to Mindfulness courses taking place in May. Choose from an evening course in Killarney or Listowel or a morning course in Tralee. Lots of people repeat this course and find that it supports them in integrating mindfulness more easily into daily life.
I plan to offer again a special practice day for past participants of the MBSR course focusing on the psychology and philosophy underlying the curriculum of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme.
Please keep an eye on this page for confirmation of the date or email me here if you’d like to be reminded.
Those of you who have already taken part in the Mindfulness Based Stress (MBSR) programme may know that as well as emerging from the areas of stress psychology and physiology and neuroscience, the foundation of the Mindfulness Based Stress (MBSR) is based on core teachings from Buddhist philosophy. These teachings are still very much current and relevant to our everyday lives. In fact, some would say that the Buddha was a the forerunner in the understanding and development of cognitive behavioural therapy!
This special day will present some of these teachings in a practical and accessible way. We will consider questions such as:
What causes suffering in our lives? What prevents us from being happy and contented? How can these teachings support us in dealing with the challenges and stresses of our daily lives?
The day will include a presentation, guided reflections, group discussion and also…… plenty of practice.
Looking ahead to the Autumn…..Next practice day for past participants of the MBSR course will be on:
Sunday 20th October in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.
I’d really encourage you to take part in this mostly silent day as it can give your own practice a great boost.
Join current MBSR participants for this day of silent practice. The day will include a range of practices including body can, mindful movement, awareness of breathing and loving kindness.