If for reasons of distance, mobility/health or preference you can't attend a group course, then individual classes in mindfulness give you the chance to learn mindfulness in a way that's tailored to your circumstances. You'll have the benefits of personal attention and support, a flexible approach to the structure of the sessions and detailed feedback and discussions around your practice.
Or it may be that you have some experience of mindfulness and would like one or two sessions to refresh your practice, or there's a particular aspect of your practice that you're struggling with and would like some help with.
Fidelma has taught mindfulness, compassion and loving kindness to groups and individuals for stress, anxiety, chronic pain and long-term health conditions, as well as for general well-being.
One-to-One Mindfulness takes place in the Novara Centre, Bray, and Oscailt Health Centre, Dublin 4. If mobility is a problem, it may be possible to do one-to-one mindfulness in your home, which would incur an extra fee.
Here are some suggestions for taking one-to-one mindfulness:
- An introductory 'taster' session of one hour
The best way to find out about mindfulness is to do it! In this session, you get an introduction to mindfulness meditation and to everyday mindfulness, as well as a brief explanation of what mindfulness is and how it works. You get a meditation CD or mp3 file, and notes to take away, as well as suggestions for how to incorporate mindfulness into your life.
- A refresher session of one hour.
If you already have experience of mindfulness, then you'll know that sometimes your practice drifts and is less regular, or you practice can become a bit stale, lacking in engagement and inspiration. Here, you have an opportunity to talk about your practice and how to re-engage with it. We'll explore what inspires you to practice, as well as practical approaches to re-establishing your practice.
Cost: €70.00 (includes a meditation CD/mp3).
- 4 week Starter Courses - Reducing Stress; Managing Ill-health; Improving Well-being; Building Self-Confidence and Self-Compassion
These 4 session courses will give you the foundation to learn how you can engage with mindfulness and compassion to live your life more fully, whether by lessening stress, becoming more confident, living more peacefully with ill-health or chronic pain, or coming to know yourself more fully and more deeply.
Cost: €250.00 (normally €280.00). Includes meditation CDs/mp3s and weekly notes.
- 6 or 8 week courses - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR); Mindfulness for Health (Breathworks); Mindfulness for Stress (Breathworks); Loving Kindness
If you can't take a group course, don't worry - you can do the course on a one-to-one basis, with the option of joining a group for a few hours' practice during the time you're taking the course. These are all well-established, highly-regarded courses, that Fidelma has been teaching regularly in the last six years.
-6 week course, €380.00 (normally €420.00). Includes meditation CDs/mp3s and weekly notes. For the Breathworks courses, it's recommended that you also buy the book of the course.
-8 week course, €490.00 (normally €560.00).Includes meditation CDs/mp3s and weekly notes. For the Breathworks courses, it's recommended that you also buy the book of the course.
To attend the optional group practice costs €20.00.
- Weekly sessions
You may prefer to simply attend sessions week by week and pay as you go. The advantage of this is that you have greater flexibility in terms of how many sessions to attend and what times; the disadvantage is that without advance booking you cannot always be sure of getting the times you want.
Cost: €70.00 per session
If you'd like to discuss whether one-to-one mindfulness is for you, please ring or e-mail Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-to-One Mindfulness by phone or Skype
If distance or mobility/health is an issue then doing mindfulness classes by phone or Skype is a great way to learn mindfulness in your own home. The cost is €45 per session or €200 for 5 sessions.