Introductory Mindfulness Workshops/Talks
We are available to run 'taster' workshops in your workplace or organisation. These workshops can be from one hour to a whole day, and can be tailored to suit the particular circumstances of the group. Please contact us at Breathworks Ireland for more information.
Introductory Mindfulness courses are also available on an individual basis, either in person or by phone or Skype. Click here for more details.
Breath by Breath - Mindfulness of Breathing
Being aware of how it feels to breathe, moment by moment and breath by breath, is a simple but profound act that has many benefits, calming the mind, soothing the nervous system, and connecting us in a deep way to simply being alive.
In this workshop, we’ll explore more deeply the act of breathing. We’ll look at how we can engage with the breath within meditation and in daily life, to quieten a busy mind, to release tension and stress, to help deal with difficult experience, to appreciate pleasant experience, and to cultivate self-kindness and connectedness with others.
The workshop combines led meditations, reflective exercises and group discussions, and is open to all, regardless of meditation experience.
When: Sunday 12 February 2017, 10.00 - 14.00
Where: Oscailt Health Centre, 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4
Cost: €45.00, concessions available
Booking: Contact Oscailt at 01 660 3872, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the content of the workshop, contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717, or info@breathworks ie.
Living Well, Living Mindfully (Mindfulness for Stress, a Breathworks course)
While many of us want to live and experience our lives in a meaningful way, we find it hard to slow down, to take the time to look below the surface busyness of our lives to find who we really are and what we really want and value. This course will introduce you to Mindfulness, a practice rooted in Buddhism but now practiced extensively in the West for a wide range of conditions, and also by those simply wishing wish to live life more fully. The course will consist of exercises and discussions around being more present in daily life; an analysis of how we get stuck in reactive behaviour when we’re stressed and ways of getting ‘unstuck’ so that we can respond more creatively and positively to stressful situations; and meditations that develop awareness of the body and the breath. We will also focus on ways to care for oneself, including an exercise to develop more openness to pleasurable moments throughout the day, and a meditation that develops positive emotions such as kindness and gratitude, and helps deal with more difficult emotions such as anger.
You are asked to commit to a regular, daily practice of mindfulness for the duration of the course, so that you get the maximum benefit from the course. The emphasis throughout the course is on providing students with a supportive context in which to experience Mindfulness
When: Mondays 7.00 - 9.00pm, for 7 weeks, starting 30 January 2017, and one half day of practice, Saturday 25 February
Where: University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
Cost: €180 (includes course notes and meditation CDs)
Booking: Click here to book, or contact UCD Adult Education here. For information on course content, contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717, or email@example.com.