6 Week Mindfulness Course, Sept 13th – Oct 18th, Wednesday evenings 6.45-8.45pm in Dublin 2

The Gift of Mindfulness is running a 6 Week Mindfulness Course created and facilitated by Counselling Psychologists Dr Richard Meacham and Dr Emer Sheahan. The course is focused on learning to cultivate mindfulness through a variety of mindfulness practices and techniques to help reduce stress, live more presently and cultivate a more compassionate relationship towards yourself and others.

Course Outline:
Week One: Mindfulness and The Breath
Week Two: Mindfulness and The Body
Week Three: Mindfulness and Thoughts
Week Four: Mindfulness and Emotions
Week Five: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Week Six: Integrating Mindfulness into Daily Life

Course Details: Our next 6 week course will take place from 13th of September to 18th of October 2017 on Wednesday evenings from 6.45pm to 8:45pm in the Psychological Society of Ireland HQ, in Grantham House, on Grantham St. (located just 3 minutes from the Harcourt Luas stop).

Cost: The cost of the 6 week course is €295 (Deposit can be paid via Eventbrite, remainder can be paid on the first night)

For bookings and further information click on: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/six-week-mindfulness-course-tickets-36650770441 or please call: 085-2311516 / 086-3402334. You can also contact us on facebook or email: info@giftofmindfulness.com

We look forward to sharing the Gift of Mindfulness with you.

Next Mindful Sunday Morning July 30th, 10am-2pm Dublin 2

Mindful Sunday Mornings

The Gift of Mindfulness is running a different kind of start to your Sunday with our Mindful Sunday Mornings created and facilitated by Counselling Psychologists Dr Richard Meacham and Dr Emer Sheahan. The mornings will be focused on learning about mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness and how to begin to bring mindfulness into your daily life. Our Mindful Sunday Mornings allow plenty of space for mindfulness practice and some gentle mindful movement. Do bring along a yoga mat (if you have one) as some of our guided meditations are most relaxing when lying down.

What you will learn: During the morning we will look at a variety of mindfulness practices that can help you be more present and aware of yourself and your surroundings. We will introduce some relevant theory of mindfulness in the hope of inspiring and informing your practice. During the morning we will focus largely on the practical element of mindfulness so that you can take away a lived experience of what mindfulness might do for you, or reinvigorate your practice for those who are returners. These mornings are a space for shared experience, so there is plenty of room for discussion, and questions and answers in the group, or if you prefer you can chat one-to-one with the facilitators at the end of the morning or during the coffee break.

Who is this course for: No past mindfulness experience is required for this course, so absolute beginners are more than welcome to the morning. If you are returning for a refresher training, then this is also a good space for you to reinvigorate your practice. If you are a long-time practitioner, then this is a space for you to share your practice with a group. We are open to all.

Course Details: Our next Mindful Sunday Morning will take place on July 30th from 10am to 2pm at the Psychological Society of Ireland, Second Floor, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 2

Cost: The cost of the Mindful Sunday Morning is €40

For Bookings:  Call Emer on 085-2311516 or you can book your place online by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mindful-sunday-morning-tickets-36262748858

You can pay on the day as long as you have confirmed your place with us, as places are limited.

For any questions or further information about our Mindful Sunday Morning check out our website at http://www.giftofmindfulness.com or contact us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/giftofmindfulness

We looking forward to sharing the Gift of Mindfulness with you 🙂

Next Mindful Sunday Morning June 25th, 10am-2pm, Dublin 2

Mindful Sunday Mornings

The Gift of Mindfulness is running a different kind of start to your Sunday with our Mindful Sunday Mornings created and facilitated by Counselling Psychologists Dr Richard Meacham and Dr Emer Sheahan. The mornings will be focused on learning about mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness and how to begin to bring mindfulness into your daily life. Our Mindful Sunday Mornings allow plenty of space for mindfulness practice and some gentle mindful movement. Do bring along a yoga mat (if you have one) as some of our guided meditations are most relaxing when lying down.

What you will learn: During the morning we will look at a variety of mindfulness practices that can help you be more present and aware of yourself and your surroundings. We will introduce some relevant theory of mindfulness in the hope of inspiring and informing your practice. During the morning we will focus largely on the practical element of mindfulness so that you can take away a lived experience of what mindfulness might do for you, or reinvigorate your practice for those who are returners. These mornings are a space for shared experience, so there is plenty of room for discussion, and questions and answers in the group, or if you prefer you can chat one-to-one with the facilitators at the end of the morning or during the coffee break.

Who is this course for: No past mindfulness experience is required for this course, so absolute beginners are more than welcome to the morning. If you are returning for a refresher training, then this is also a good space for you to reinvigorate your practice. If you are a long-time practitioner, then this is a space for you to share your practice with a group. We are open to all.

Course Details: Our next Mindful Sunday Morning will take place on June 25th from 10am to 2pm at the Psychological Society of Ireland, Second Floor, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 2

Cost: The cost of the Mindful Sunday Morning is €40

For Bookings:  Call Emer on 085-2311516 or you can book your place online by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mindful-sunday-morning-tickets-35351211425

You can pay on the day as long as you have confirmed your place with us, as numbers are limited.

For any questions or further information about our Mindful Sunday Morning check out our website at http://www.giftofmindfulness.com or contact us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/giftofmindfulness

We looking forward to sharing the Gift of Mindfulness with you on Sunday.

Upcoming Event, 9th April, Dublin 2

Mindful Sunday Mornings (MSMs)

The Gift of Mindfulness is running a different kind of start to your Sunday with our Mindful Sunday Mornings created and facilitated by Counselling Psychologists Dr Richard Meacham and Dr Emer Sheahan. The mornings will be focused on learning about mindfulness, the benefits of mindfulness and how to begin to cultivate a foundation of mindfulness in your daily life. Our Mindful Sunday Mornings allow plenty of space for mindfulness practice, some gentle restorative yoga, and of course, some fine coffee (for those who indulge) 🙂

What you will learn: During the morning we will look at a variety of mindfulness practices that can help you be more present and aware of yourself and your surroundings. We will introduce some relevant theory of mindfulness in the hope of inspiring and informing your practice. During the morning we will focus largely on the practical element of mindfulness so that you can take away a lived experience of what mindfulness might do for you, or reinvigorate your practice for those who are returners. These mornings are a space for shared experience, so there is plenty of room for discussion, and questions and answers in the group, or if you prefer you can chat one-to-one with the facilitators at the end of the morning or during the coffee/tea/fresh air/toilet break.

Who is this course for: No past mindfulness experience is required for this course, so absolute beginners are more than welcome to the morning. If you are returning for a refresher training, then this is also the place for you. If you are a long-time practitioner, then this is a space for you to share your practice with a group. We are open to all.

Course Details: Our next Mindful Sunday Morning will take place in April (details to follow) on Sunday 9am to 1pm in the Psychological Society HQ, on the 2nd Floor of G Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 2. Future Mornings will be run in May, June, July, September, October, November, December 2017

For those driving the is free parking on Grantham St. On a Sunday as far as we are aware.

For Luas, the Harcourt St. Stop is about a 2 min walk away.

For buses, a lot of buses go by stopping on Camden st or close by

Allow time for Sunday morning public transport schedule 🙂

Cost: The cost of the Mindfulness Sunday Mornings programme €40                            

For bookings and further information please call: 085-2311516 / 087-9976375 / 086-3402334

Check out our website at http://www.giftofmindfulness.com

Contact us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/giftofmindfulness

or book at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mindful-sunday-morning-tickets-33370490034

You can pay on the day as long as you have confirmed your place with us, as number are limited

Through email at: info@giftofmindfulness.com

Struggling to Practice this Morning? Here’s a few tips

sleeping-1159279_960_720Struggling to even think about doing your mindfulness practice this morning? Well, here are some tips that might help.
1. Short & Simple
Make it short and simple. Even say to yourself I will practice for just one minute. Let yourself be surprised and see how that minute goes and then maybe do another 🙂 The best time is when you wake up, right then, start your day with a few simple mindful minutes. Just 60 secs at a time can make a huge difference, you don’t even have to get out of bed for this 🙂
2. Let the Perfectionism Go
Forget about doing the perfect practice or creating the perfect space- that’s a fantasy, Hours spent online trying to find the right cushion or the right mindfulness guided practice, is hours of mindfulness practice not done. Refer to point 1- keep it simple, really keep it simple, use what you have at hand, with the environment how it is, just sit with it and see if you can begin to enjoy the perfection of imperfection.
3. Be Playful & Open to Learning
Be playful and open to learning. That amazing book title, “zen mind, beginners mind”, says it all. Each time we practice mindfulness, it is the first time we are watching our minds, thoughts, sensations, feelings, sounds, smells etc. that are all completely new and unique no matter how many times we think we have seen them before. This is really the first time that we are seeing them. Be willing to allow yourself to make mistakes in your practice and do it imperfectly, refer to point 2.
4. Begin Again
Begin again, no matter how hard we try or how simple and playful we try to keep it we will fall out of the habit of practice and then a few days or weeks may pass before we return, so begin anew, rediscover mindfulness, starting with a one minute practice and build up again, not putting pressure on getting back to where you had been, just refer to point 1,2 and 3 again. Like with any mindfulness practice, when you get distracted, notice you are distracted and gently and kindly just begin again.
We hope this may inspire some Mindful Sunday Mornings. Please let us know what works for you 🙂

Starting 8th Feb: 6 Week Course

The Gift of Mindfulness is running a six week course created and facilitated by Counselling Psychologists Dr Richard Meacham and Dr Emer Sheahan. The course is focused on learning to cultivate mindfulness and reduce stress.

What you will learn: Over the 6 weeks you will learn a variety of mindfulness practices and techniques to help calm your mind, live more presently, and cultivate a more compassionate relationship towards yourself and others

Course Details: Our next 6 week course will take place from the 8th of February to 15th of March 2017 on Wednesday evenings 7.30pm to 9.15pm in Taney Parish Centre, Drundum, Dublin 14 (located just 3 minutes from the Dundrum Luas stop).

Cost: The cost of the 6 week course is €295                                

Special Offer: Sign up today and get 50% off when you bring a friend.

For bookings and further information please call: 085-2311516 / 087-9976375 / 086-3402334 or contact us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/giftofmindfulness or through email at:

meachar@tcd.ie

esheaha@tcd.ie

We look forward to sharing the gift of mindfulness with you 🙂

New Beginning 2017

This year we are starting our first course on the 8th of February, we are excited, a new year full of opportunities. We are running this course in a great space in Taney Parish Centre, tonnes of parking and 3 minutes walk from the Dundrum Luas stop and about 7 minutes walk from the Ballaly Luas stop.  We are looking forward to meeting all those who have signed up already and as of today we still have a few spaces left.