Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice

Locations
Limerick & Dublin
QQI
5 ECTS Credits
Duration
6 Weeks
Format
Part-Time
Start Date
See Below
Fees
€500
Introduction

The Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice has been specifically designed for those who want to understand the conceptual basis for the practice of Mindfulness. It is designed as an introductory 6 week programme which will give students the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to understand and apply the principles of mindfulness either personally or within psychotherapeutic practice. This part-time Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice is designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge with Key Facets of Mindfulness; eg, observing (attending to or noticing internal and external stimuli, such as sensations, emotions, cognitions, sights, sounds, and smells), describing (noting or mentally labelling these stimuli with words)

The programme is available at the following Locations: Limerick, Dublin, Waterford, Tralee, Cork, Sligo, Galway

Next start dates are available at the following locations:

Limerick: This Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice course will take place part-time starting Monday 10th September 2018, for 8 weeks (6.00pm to 10.00pm) in Walton House, Lonsdale Road, Castletroy, Limerick. Please follow link for further details   Open for Registration APPLY NOW

Dublin: This Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice course will take place part-time starting Monday 10th September 2018, for 8 weeks (6.00pm to 10.00pm) in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin. Please follow link for further details  Open for Registration  APPLY NOW

Scheduled Class Dates are as follows: *

Monday 10th September  2018 Monday 17th September  2018 Monday 24th September  2018
Monday 01st October  2018 Monday 08th October  2018 Monday 15th October  2018

*Scheduled course dates and times may be subject to change

Upcoming ICHAS Open Events 2018:

https://ichas.ie/events/category/open-day/

Dublin Location: Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Limerick Location:Walton House, Lonsdale Rd, National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick

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The Certificate in Mindfulness Theories and Practice has been specifically designed for those who want to gain an understanding of the conceptual basis for the practice of Mindfulness. It is designed as an Introductory 6 week programme which will give students the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to understand and apply the principles of mindfulness either personally or within psychotherapeutic practice.

This programme is a 5 ECTS (NFQ) module and is one module from the Level 8 one year add on B.A (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy which is a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) validated programme. Upon successful completion you will receive an ICHAS College Certificate with a record of Credits for this module.

Should you wish to further your studies in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy exemptions may apply for this module.

 Can I study this programme on a full or part-time basis?

This programme is available only on a part-time basis and will run 1 evening per week over 6 weeks from 6.00 to 10pm (usually Monday Evening)

Fees

Fees for this Module are €500 including Examination Fee.

Structure of Course

The Certificate in Mindfulness Theories and Practice has been specifically designed for those who want to gain an understanding of the conceptual basis for the practice of Mindfulness. It is designed as an Introductory 6 week programme which will give students the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to understand and apply the principles of mindfulness either personally or within psychotherapeutic practice.

The subjects covered are designed to be both practical and theoretical leading to a broad understanding of counselling as a profession and providing participants with foundation level skills in:

Course Content will include:-

Explaining the concepts of Mindfulness The role of mindfulness within a counselling and psychotherapeutic setting The role of the counsellor/psychotherapist in a mindfulness setting
The role of contemplative practice within a mindfulness setting The role of exercises within a mindfulness practice Somatic Education and Mindfulness
Meditation Techniques and Practice in Mindfulness Developing Individual Mindfulness Plans and Student Interactive Mindfulness Session Mindfulness Practice – Student Interactive Mindfulness Session


How will I be assessed?

The assessment for this programme involves an assessment on completion of the 6 week programme.

What supports will I have?

ICHAS is a college with a proven track record in delivering high quality education. At ICHAS, every lecturer and member of staff is committed to this ideal and to its implementation. We work on an individual basis with our students to bring this about, ensuring we meet your specific needs. We also have a proven track record of working with our students to overcome any barriers to progression that may occur your course.

Who Awards My Qualification and how well recognised is it?

This programme is a 5 ECTS (NFQ) module and is one module from the Level 8 one year add on B.A (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy which is a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) validated programme. Upon successful completion you will receive an ICHAS College Certificate with a record of Credits for this module.

Should you wish to further your studies in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy exemptions may apply for this module.

Where can I progress to on completion of the course?

Should you wish to further your studies in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy exemptions may apply for this module.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

To join the Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Complete and submit the completed application form <APPLY HERE> and provide requested information.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM ABOVE.

If you have any difficulty in applying for this course, then please contact the college at info@ichas.ie on 061 216288 where we will be only too pleased to assist you.

Academic Progression

The Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice is a 5 Credit (ECTS) module from the BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy degree programme offered at the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS). Because it comprises a Module from a QQI validated programme, those students who take the Module and successfully undertake the associated Assessment will be eligible to apply for exemptions for the Module if they apply to undertake the B.A (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies degree programme. Further Details on this are available from the relevant Programme Co-ordinator or the College’s Admissions team.

Career Progression

Graduates of the Certificate Mindfulness Theories & Practice will have a good basis for professional progression in the field of Mindfulness and will have developed key life skills that can be applied freely to other professions.

  • Students will gain practical experience in all Mindfulness Theories & Practice which they can later be applied both personally and professionally.
  • Students will learn key life skills including understanding the concept of acting with awareness, non-judging of inner experience, non-reactivity to inner experience.
  • Classes conducted on a part-time basis, comprising of one evening a week for 6 weeks.
  • Small class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your Mindfulness skills.
  • Participants have the option to apply for further higher-level studies in related fields.
  • Upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain 5 ECTS credits on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). This module is 5 credits from the BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy with ICHAS College which is a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) validated programme.

Course Highlights

  • Explain the concepts of mindfulness
  • Discuss the links between mindfulness and problem solving techniques and approaches
  • Debate the role and function of contemplative practice within a mindfulness framework
  • Describe the range of personal reflective exercises within a mindfulness approach
  • Discuss the role of reflective and creative writing within a mindfulness setting

ICHAS Locations offering the Certificate in Mindfulness Theories & Practice:

LIMERICK:  ICHAS Walton House,Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick

DUBLIN:  Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Dublin

CORK: Griffith College Cork,Wellington Road, Cork

WATERFORD: Wharton House, Catherine Street, Waterford

ICHAS Locations offering Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices 1

LIMERICK:  ICHAS Walton House,Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel: 061 216 288 Email: info@ichas.ie

DUBLIN:  Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Dublin. Tel: 061 216 288 Email: info@ichas.ie

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Phone: 061 216 288
Walton House, Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park,
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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