Join us for Daily, Live On-Line Guided Meditations at 12 Noon and 8pm, Free to All:
For the moment our person to person events and classes are cancelled. We are looking at new ways of bringing our courses to you, and will be starting with an introductory 4-week on-line course with Dominic on Monday 20th April and an 8-week MBCT course with Fiona, starting on Wednesday 22nd April.
Often, in the ordinary ebb and flow of our lives, we can fall into the illusion that we are in control and safe. Now, in the face of the corona virus threat, we find we need to be flexible, to respond creatively, with wisdom and compassion, so that we can support ourselves and each other. This is a time when it becomes really clear, in spite of the illusion of separateness, that we are all interconnected and our behaviour effects not only ourselves but each other and the wider community.
We are holding live Zoom meditations at 12 noon and 8pm each day, Monday to Saturday with one session at 12pm on Sundays.
You can find an ‘Introduction to the Daily Meditations’ Sessions video here
Different teachers from our team will offer these sessions each day.
So far this has been a very interesting experiment and, like all experiments, it hasn’t always, and probably won’t always, run smoothly. We have had to change our settings regularly in response to ‘zoom bombers’ and Zoom has had to make changes very quickly to protect user’s security, and those changes haven’t always worked so well either. This has meant that from time to time some of you haven’t been able to gain access to the sessions. We are so sorry about this, and thank you for hanging in there, for emailing us or texting us, for letting us know when you haven’t been able to get in, and for coming back and trying again next time. There is a real sense of community emerging and it is never too late to join in. All your feedback and any suggestions you might have are welcome to email@example.com
These sessions are offered freely but you might consider making a donation to support the teachers during this difficult time or indeed one of the charities that the Monday evening drop-in group regularly contributes to. If you would like to do this please click on the links here.
Here are the links to each day’s meditations:
To join one of the sessions you need to download Zoom onto your device first. Then choose a time that suits you and click on the link. You will be brought to a zoom waiting room and the teacher will admit you.
You can also access guided audio meditations on this page, led by members of the team: Guided Audio Meditations
Often participants look for the names of the poems that teachers use in these sessions so we have started a collection of them and we will continue to gather them for you. You can find them here: Mindful Poetry
This exceptional time in our lives provides us with not only the necessity of supporting each other and cultivating solidarity, but also the opportunity to be creative in how we respond. So we at The Mindfulness Centre are reaching out and inviting you to join us in taking a pause, connecting with this moment, and deliberately bringing our attention here, so that we can maybe de-escalate anxiety levels to some extent, and foster a sense of community. We may be alone, but we can feel connected and supported. Let’s all do the best we can to consciously take care of ourselves and each other in these strange days.
Professional Training in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions: next course starts in the Autumn of this year.
Josephine Lynch M.A. and Helen Byrne M.A will begin the next 18 month Professional Teacher Training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction & Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBSR & MBCT) in the Autumn of this year (2020). This is a comprehensive, rigorous, experiential professional teacher training, with a significant residential component, leading to a Diploma in Teaching MBSR/MBCT. This training meets the standards developed by the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI), in line with all international good practice guidelines, and is one of the teacher trainings recognised by the MTAI (see www.mtai.ie.)
“The Professional Diploma has been an experience rich beyond measure. The teachers are leaders in the field and provide opportunities to enter fully into an experiential apprenticeship-style training which is challenging and worthwhile. This course is rich in andragogy, co-operative learning and inquiry-based teaching. I have benefited personally and professionally from this wonderful experience and it gives me great pleasure to recommend this course to others.”
Niamh Digan M.Ed, BSc Couns & Psych, BA, Dip in Ed Leadership, MIGC, MIACP, Mindful Wellbeing Education Consulting
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We are committed to sharing mindfulness with people of all cultural and religious backgrounds, ethnicities, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and levels of education. It is our intention to support people in applying the essence of mindfulness to every aspect of daily life. We are committed to honouring the ethical framework to which mindfulness belongs, supporting the cultivation of the inner and outer conditions which allow individuals to thrive and which lead to a more mindful and just society. This includes our commitment to acting in whatever ways we can to support this planet, reducing our need for paper and plastics, recycling and composting wherever we can and using only ecological products.