Date: Tuesday 15th September
Time: 7:00pm – 9.30pm
Cost: €350. Some concessions available.
Facilitator: Dominic Cogan
Course Type: 8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION
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A growing amount of research indicates that mindfulness can assist in:
- Getting a better night’s sleep
- Reducing worry and feelings of anxiety
- Improving tolerance of chronic pain
- Lifting mood and appreciating what is good in life
- Managing interpersonal conflict more effectively
- Enhancing feelings of self-worth and compassion for others
Taught in a gentle and supportive atmosphere, this intensive mindfulness training involves eight two and a half hour sessions per week as well as a full day workshop. Each participant is given a handbook of notes that support the learning in the class. These are supplemented with a number of guided meditation audio files that can be easily downloaded for practice at home. In each session you can expect a gentle mix of mindfulness guided meditation practice, short presentations on the theme for that week by the facilitator, as well as some simple group exercises and discussion. At the end of the course participants come away with a set of practical tools that allow them to be kinder to themselves and cope better with the stresses and strains of everyday living.
Day of Mindfulness Practice Date to Be Confirmed.
Dominic received professional training in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from both the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor and also the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA, Germany). He has also trained with the UK based Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) to teach the .b programme to adolescents, the Paws b programme to children and the .b Foundations programme to teachers and those working with young people. In addition, he works as a teacher trainer on the MiSP .b teacher training courses. He has a particular interest in promoting mindfulness in schools and in supporting teachers to do so.
Dominic has been involved in education as a teacher and teacher trainer in Ireland and abroad for many years. He holds a Masters in Education from the University of London and a Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over fourteen years.
More recently, Dominic completed QQI Level 6 Diploma trainings in Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation, as well as Soul Empowerment and Life Coaching. He has also completed a 6-day intensive Professional Training in Positive Neuroplasticity with the leader in the field, Dr Rick Hanson.
Dominic teaches MBSR courses to the general public and organises mindfulness workshops in Dublin and the surrounding counties. In addition, he offers introductory courses in mindfulness to community groups, businesses and public sector organisations and offers one-to-one mindfulness training on request. As well as teaching secular mindfulness and wellness programmes, Dominic also runs retreats and courses in mindfulness as spiritual practice. Dominic is currently a tutor on the Diploma in Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation course organised by The Beehive School in association with John F. Doherty.
He continues to upgrade his professional training through attendance at workshops, retreats and conferences as well as maintaining his daily mindfulness practice. He adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by both the UK and Irish Network of Mindfulness Teachers.
Dominic can be contacted on 086 4072536