Welcome to Breathworks Ireland

Breathworks Ireland run Mindfulness-based courses and workshops for people with stress, chronic pain, or a long-term health condition. By learning the skills of Mindfulness and compassion, you can regain a sense of confidence and initiative in relation to the pain, illness or stress. Mindfulness develops the ability to be fully present to your experience, and to be more aware of yourself, physically, mentally and emotionally. It allows you to develop your inner resources, to adapt more easily to life’s ups and downs, and to develop a more positive and kinder approach to yourself and to life in general.

 
                          


NEW!! Breathworks Teacher Training coming to Ireland, September 2016! See here for more information.


'This is more than medicine', by Tim Parks, Guardian, Aug. 2015
I came to the practice of breathing relaxation out of desperation. It was 2008. A book had suggested that the constant abdominal pain and urinary problems I had been experiencing were due to chronically tense muscles in
the pelvic floor. I needed to learn deep relaxation. The book gave instructions for achieving this, but warned me it was hard to do alone. At the time I didn’t connect the practice with mindfulness or meditation, about which I was extremely sceptical. I was hardly confident about this approach either. On the other hand, my problems had been going on for years and official medicine had got me exactly nowhere. Anything was worth a whirl. Read more.....
How Can Mindfulness help with Chronic Pain? Huffington Post, June 2015
More than 100 million adults in the U.S. deal with chronic pain. After reading an article by Dr. Christiane Wolf, I reached out to her to learn more.
Does mindfulness practice help reduce pain, or help us cope with pain better?
Both. Mindfulness can help reduce pain because it removes the worry about it, which is the other layer. Emotional and mental tension can add to physical pain. I have seen chronic pain go away via mindfulness. With systemic pain that does have a cause, mindfulness helps people cope with it better. When people rate their quality of life after mindfulness training, their scores on happiness, life satisfaction, and often activity level go up, even though the objective pain hasn't changed. One student said, "I used to be my pain. Now I'm much more." Read more.....


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Breathworks News

  • Mindfulness of Breathing Workshop 12 June Explore how awareness of the breath can calm the mind and body and connect us more deeply to ourselves. Click here for more information.
    Posted May 16, 2016, 3:29 AM by Fidelma Farley
  • Introduction to Mindfulness Course starting June 1st Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your days so that you can be calmer and less stressed. See here for more details.
    Posted May 16, 2016, 3:26 AM by Fidelma Farley
  • Individual Mindfulness Sessions You may not be able to attend a group mindfulness course, or just want a taster before committing any further; or maybe you'd a like a refresher to recharge ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2016, 1:58 AM by Fidelma Farley
  • Breathworks Mindfulness for Health course on-line Do the Mindfulness for Health course in the comfort of your own home, but with peer support as well as support from the tutor. Click here for more information and ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 4:10 AM by Fidelma Farley
  • Mindfulness for Health workshop 28 May Learn how mindfulness can help you to live well with chronic pain or ill-health in this taster workshop at Emmaus. Click here for more information.
    Posted Apr 1, 2016, 4:07 AM by Fidelma Farley
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  • Starting and Finishing The start of a new year is a time for new beginnings but also for endings. We usually think of this in terms of the end of one year and ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2013, 2:42 PM by Fidelma Farley
  • How Kindness Works I’d like to share with you part of a talk I gave to meditators at Oscailt, on kindness. I was prompted to explore this topic by the questions occasionally ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2013, 2:42 PM by Fidelma Farley
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