Mindfulness Based Living Course with Ciara Holland March 2024

This course is ONSITE

Course Description:

Life can be very busy and many of us are looking for ways in which to cope with stress and anxiety. We are also looking for ways in which to enhance our wellbeing and cope better with life’s challenges.

There are many mindfulness courses available for specific problems, but the MBLC course is open to everyone. The aim of this course is to help you develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to develop a sustained practice which can brought to your everyday life.

The course is delivered through a step by step introduction to mindfulness meditations which guide and support your learning.

The mindfulness element trains us to be present in the only moment that matters, the present one.  You will learn that a sense of wellness can come from within and that we can show up for the pleasantness of the presentness.

The cultivation of kindness right from the beginning and introduces methods for nurturing self-compassion.  These elements supports those of us who are hard on ourselves to recognise that we are actually OK as we are. Once we begin to recognise this we can be happier and more relaxed about life’s ups and downs.

MBLC Weekly Sessions Overview

19/03 – Introductory Session, what is Mindfulness and Why Practice It?
26/03 – Start Where We Are
02/04 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
09/04 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
16/04 – Working with Distraction
23/04 – Exploring the Undercurrent

30/04 – Attitude of the Observer

04/05   Saturday Day Retreat (11am – 4pm)

07/05– Self-Acceptance
14/05 – A Mindfulness Based Life

Previous participants have noted greater self-awareness, a sense of wellbeing and an increased ability to manage difficult situations.

Everybody is welcome, from total beginners to seasoned practitioners.

Participants will receive a manual at the end of each week to support their practice along with access to the mindfulness associated audio guided practices.  

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

Duration: 9-week course

Day & Date: Tuesday evenings starting 19th March until 14th May 2024

Day of Practice, Saturday, 4th May 2024, 11am-4pm

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Price: €290

About The Facilitator


    • A lifelong learner, with a desire to be healthy and happy.  Ciara studied a degree in Humanities as a mature student, is a qualified life and business coach, a chakra dancing facilitator, and a mindfulness teacher.

      She has been working within organisational development for over 15 years.  She also works in the community facilitating movement and mindfulness.

      Her more recent work centres around learning how we can best inhabit our own space: how we can understand our needs better, manage our wellbeing, make more informed choices, flourish and be in better relationship with ourselves and others.

      Her experience has been that we have the ability within us to unlock our innate potential, to better serve ourselves and in turn others.  Ciara’s reckoning is the journey than can be fun, empowering, enriching, often awkward and transformative.

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