Mindfulness for Health - Courses and Workshops
Living with chronic pain or a long-term health condition is challenging and can take a considerable toll on your physical, mental and emotional resources. Insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, feeling isolated - these are just some of the consequences of struggling with ill-health over a period of time.
Mindfulness helps you to deal with those difficulties by providing you with tools for the management of your condition.

These include developing greater awareness of you body and your mental and emotional patterns, which gives you more freedom to choose how to respond to your condition rather than being overwhelmed by it, or engaged in a constant battle with it.

"The Breathworks approach to Mindfulness-Based Pain Management is the most comprehensive, in-depth, scientifically up-to-date and user-friendly approach to learning the how of living with chronic pain and reclaiming one’s life that I know of."

Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, Professor Emeritus of University of Massachussets Medical School

Mindfulness for Health - 6 week (Breathworks) course
Do you suffer from persistent pain, illness or any other condition such as chronic fatigue or stress that has affected your health?
This 6 week course teaches you mindfulness and compassion skills to help you improve the quality of your life and your health.
You will learn:
How to manage pain, illness and fatigue in daily life
How to breathe into the present moment and find choice
Breath and body awareness
Gentle mindful movement and relaxation
Mindfulness meditation practice, including cultivating kindness towards yourself and empathy for others

Please note that this course may count as a pre-requisite for Breathworks Teacher Training.

When: Starting Wednesday 31 May 2017. 
Hours: 10:15 – 12:15
Duration: 6 weeks
Where: Oscailt Health Centre, 8 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.
Cost: €220.00. This includes the cost of the book of the course, Mindfulness for Health, by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. 
Booking: Contact Oscailt at 01 660 3872 or info@oscailt.com. For information on course content, contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or info@breathworks.ie.

Mindfulness for Health Workshops

Learn about how mindfulness can help reduce the stress that arises when living with ill-health, by developing a kinder and more aware relationship to your body and your health.

When: Saturday 13 May 2017
Hours: 9:30 - 13:30
Where: Emmaus Retreat Centre, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin (wheelchair accessible).
Cost: €50.00 (includes lunch)
Booking: Click here to book, or contact Emmaus at (01) 870 0050 or info@emmauscentre.ie.

For more information on the content of the workshops, contact Fidelma at 087-6834717 or info@breathworks.ie.

Mindfulness for Health - on-line course
Do the Mindfulness for Health course in the comfort of your own home, or indeed anywhere you have a device with internet access and at your own pace. You'll be provided with meditations, with regular support from the tutor and you'll have contact with other course participants through a web-based forum where you can share how you're getting on and hear from others. See here for more information or contact Breathworks at 00-44-161-834 1110 or onlinelearning@breathworks.co.uk.

Please note that this course counts as a pre-requisite for Breathworks Teacher Training.

"It changed my attitude towards my body which is in constant pain. I’m now capable of doing almost everything I used to. I can face the pain after three and a half years of constant struggle. I would recommend this course to anyone with any health condition."


One-to-One Mindfulness for Health sessions
You can also do sessions with Fidelma on an individual basis - click here for more information, or ring 087 683 4717 or email info@breathworks.ie.

"I felt the programme was carried out perfectly. Fidelma is an excellent tutor who showed patience the whole way through. She has a very caring nature which is extremely important to helping clients on their journey."

Living Well with MS – a mindfulness-based approach to living with MS and to caring for someone with MS (a Breathworks course)

Living with a long-term health condition such as MS can give rise to a lot of mental and emotional stress. This course teaches the skills of Mindfulness, which helps to deal with these stresses so that they are not so overwhelming. We will develop skills such as being in the moment, using the breath to become calmer and cultivating kindness towards ourselves and others. Regular practice of mindfulness develops better coping strategies, emotional resilience and a calmer mind. The course is also open to anyone who cares for someone who has MS. Participants are asked to commit to a daily practice of 30-40 minutes a day for the duration of the course, in order to get the most benefit from the course. 
It's highly recommended that you purchase Mindfulness for Health by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman, published by Piatkus.

Please note that this course may count as a pre-requisite for Breathworks Teacher Training.

When: 2018 dates tbc.
Duration: 8 weeks
Where: Ruadh Centre, St Alphonsus Road, Dublin 9
Cost: No cost, but booking required
Booking: To book or for more information contact Sean Kinsella at MS Ireland, phone (01) 490 5933

For more information on course content, contact Fidelma at 087 6834717