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: tbc (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.


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