Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

This course is ONSITE

Course Description: On this MBSR course you will learn to notice your thought patterns and any automatic unhelpful reactions. You will learn how to hold and relate to thoughts and emotions less judgmentally and more compassionately.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The course gives a practical and experiential introduction to a range of mindfulness practices. It aims to assist you in relaxing, taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR training enables participants to see things differently. It can help you release mental and physical tension and increase your confidence and resilience.

Previous participants have noted a reduction in stress and an increased capacity to manage life’s challenges.

Once you have signed up, you will receive a pre-course questionnaire. We ask that you complete this questionnaire as soon as you can and email it to your facilitator prior to your course.

“Even before smart phones and the Internet, we had many ways to distract ourselves. Now that’s compounded by a factor of trillions…”– JON KABAT-ZINN

**The Sanctuary has a “turn no one away” policy for financial reasons. Please email nikkisolyom@sanctuary.ie to request assistance from our AnCuan fund or to discuss flexible payment options.

Duration: 8-week course

Day & Date:  Monday evenings 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Starting on the 29th January
12th Feb
19th Feb
26th Feb
4th March
Full day Saturday 9th March
11th March
25th March
8th April

Day of Practice: Saturday 9th March 10am – 4pm 

Price: €290

About Facilitator

Niamh Bruce Former Executive Director and Director of Programmes for the Sanctuary for over 10 years. She now continues to work for the Sanctuary and others on a freelance and consultancy basis.

A mindfulness facilitator in several forms, Niamh has also developed several programmes, including the Warrior Programme with the Sanctuary, and M2M training for the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). Niamh is also Associate trainer for the Mindfulness in Schools Programme (MiSP (https://mindfulnessinschools.org/)  

Also trained with the Oxford Centre of Mindfulness in the Finding Peace in a Frantic World course.

Niamh also has worked with organisations like the IASW for many years on CPD and resilience building for Social Workers.

Additional information: Trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) with the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) Trained with Mark Williams on the MBCT module.

Currently completing an MSc in Cyber Psychology, Niamh has always had a particular interest in a Mindful Approach to technology. Focusing on community online and communication online and a sense of belonging.

Presented at several National Conferences on Mindfulness, written articles, published book and CDs on the area. Above all has a daily practice and a passion for mindfulness and also for the sharing and learning from others, in the challenge and nourishment of integrating mindfulness into our lives

Niamh Bruce

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