Living a more meaningful life, mindfully
There are so many benefits to mindfulness, all of which have been widely reported. They range from helping people deal with depression to aiding recovery after illness. There have been many books and articles written on the subject and lots of scientific research that you can read.
I can’t honestly promise what mindfulness will do for you. Different people experience different benefits at different time, but what I have seen and heard are a number of results. I’ve seen people become happier in their own skin which is incredible to witness. Gone is the incessant negative internal dialogue and instead there is a peacefulness, patience and calm.
I’ve seen other people become more confident and resilient due to knowing they have tools for dealing with life. I’ve also witnessed and personally experienced the relief when things no longer bother, the triggers are gone, leaving space to respond to situations and not react. And I’ve also seen people become more productive and focused at work. Then others tell me that it helps them to sleep and plenty of people use it to help with emotional eating.
So you see, there are so many benefits and I don’t honestly know what you will experience, maybe it will be the above or maybe it will be more. All I do know is that with regular practice you will see benefits and lots of them.
Mindfulness is one of the most scientifically tested forms of Meditation and the results are compelling. Currently there are over 3,000 research articles on Mindfulness and there are many more experiments in the pipeline.
Neuroscientists have discovered that after just 8 weeks of mindfulness practice, the brain literally changes shape. They have found changes in the cerebral cortex, in the hippocampus and in the amygdala all indicating that we become:
Each week we will gather via Zoom prior to which you will receive comprehensive notes and an accompanying recorded mindfulness practice for use at home. Each session will be recorded and so available to you after if you miss a session or wish to refresh yourself.
By the end of the 8 weeks you will have a “Mindfulness Toolkit” of information and meditations that will help you deal with any situation in your life.
Over the duration of the course, we will cover topics including
I am a qualified Biochemist from Trinity College, Dublin and over the past 15 years I have read, studied and practiced mindfulness. I have trained with some of the leading experts, gone on retreats all over the world and held some of my own. I have also worked teaching 8 week mindfulness courses in the community, in companies and as a 1:1.
I am passionate about mindfulness as I can honestly say that it has changed my life! I know that can sound very OTT at times and it wasn’t this sudden flash of light that came down and I was enlightened, sitting lotus position, emanating love (wouldn’t that be wonderful!) No, it was over time and with patience and commitment I found that old behaviours that didn’t serve me well melted away, negative beliefs no longer held me captive and I wasn’t a victim of my emotions (finally!)
The changes were incremental and yet they were very obvious once I became aware of them. I actually began to feel more comfortable within myself which I never thought possible having suffered with depression for most of my life. With that everything changed for the better.
This course is now being held online via Zoom.
When: Monday 25th January
Time: 7 to 8:30pm online via Zoom
Price: Early bird rate €175 (valid up until 11th January), after that €195 per person.
Your place will be secured upon payment via stripe.
Please email me if you wish to pay in installments or if you have been recently made redundant.
“Practising mindfulness made me realise that there is a level of calmness which most of us never get to experience in our daily lives because we don’t know how to gain access to.”on