Mindfulness and Recovery Course

This course is Online 

Workshop Description:

Recovering from what? From any – and everything.

We live in an increasingly complex and challenging world. It is not surprising that many of us develop unhealthy dependencies which can so often come with an overwhelming sense of powerlessness.

You may be recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, unhealthy relationships, compulsive habits, anxiety and stress, work habits, disordered eating. You may be curious about recovery or supporting a friend or family member on their recovery journey. You may be many years in recovery or just beginning your journey. The space will be inclusive and suitable for everyone.

 During this 6-week course, we will combine recovery principles with mindfulness practices – allowing recovery to grow and thrive. Our weekly themes are :

Week 1: What is recovery? Mindfulness & Recovery – exploring personal recovery.

Week 2: Mind/Body Connection – embodied recovery & mindfulness.

Week 3: Habits & Neuroscience – urge surfing.

Week 4: Compassion – moving from an inner critic to an inner cheerleader.

Week 5: Acceptance.

Week 6: Gratitude.


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about”. Haruki Murakami

Day & Date:
Tuesday evenings, 2nd May for 6 weeks

Time: 7pm to 9pm (ONLINE) 

Full Day Saturday 3rd June 10am to 2pm  (ONLINE)

Price: €150

About The Facilitator


    • Joan Flannelly is the founding teacher of Heart Space, a meditation centre based in the West of Ireland. She is a tutor on The Sanctuary’s Teacher Training programme and also teaches on The Sanctuary’s Level 2 – Responding with Compassion, the Art of Compassion and the Caring for the Caregivers programme. She has been inspired to teach through the incredible changes she experienced in her own life through the practice of mindfulness.

      About The Facilitator


        • Billy Clarke is a peer educator with the Mayo Recovery College and a facilitator with Mental Health Ireland. His background is in social care, and he has a particular interest in recovery through creativity. He has worked extensively with community groups fostering recovery through music and poetry.

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