Living Well with ME: A Mindfulness-based Approach

Living with a long-term health condition such as ME can give rise to stress, tension, irritation and depression. While these are perfectly normal and understandable reactions, they are ultimately unhelpful in dealing with a long-term health condition. Mindfulness provides a way to change our relationship to the ME, by providing a tool kit of resources that help reduce these unhelpful reactions. Some of the benefits of learning and practising Mindfulness include:

•    an increased ability to relax and experience calm
•    greater confidence in ability to undertake activities
•    increased ability to cope effectively with flare-ups or set-backs
•    an increased ability to cope more effectively with short and long-term stress
•    a decreased tendency to catastrophise (i.e. imagine the worst)

Fidelma has run several of these courses for the M.E. Trust, and has also worked with many individuals who have M.E.

NOTE - this course is now full.

When: 7 Saturdays, once a month, on the following dates: 29 April, 27 May, 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 30 September, 28 October 2017 
Hours: 14:30 - 15:30, followed by tea and scones
Where: O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Cost: Free for members of the Irish M.E. Trust. Contact 
the Irish M.E. Trust at 1890 200 912 or info@imet.ie if you wish to become a member.
Booking: You must register with the Irish M.E. Trust to book a place - 
1890 200 912 or info@imet.ie


One-to-One Mindfulness for M.E. sessions
Mindfulness for M.E. classes are also available on an individual basis, either in person or by phone or Skype. Click here for more details, or contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or info@breathworks.ie.

One-to-One Mindfulness for Health sessions

Mindfulness for Health classes, for managing chronic pain or a long-term health condition, are also available on an individual basis, either in person or by phone or Skype. Click here for more details, or contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or info@breathworks.ie.

Mindfulness for Health Workshops and 6 or 8 week courses

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. Workshops and courses are available for groups and organisations. Contact Fidelma at 087 683 4717 or info@breathworks.ie for more information.