Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

At the moment, there are no MBSR courses coming up. The following Breathworks Mindfulness for Stress course may be of interest instead:

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)
 Click here to book, or contact UCD Adult Education here. For information on course content, contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717, or info@breathworks.ie.