4 Weeks
Start Date
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This online Short Course is specifically designed for the general public to provide an introduction to the concepts of Mindfulness and will engage in a range of practical exercises that can be used to support self or others, manage negative thought patterns, be this depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm or problems with self.

Will also cover approaches used to treat people who are experiencing chronic pain and bereavement, with the purpose of helping them relate in a different way. Participants will also engage in putting together a personal eight-week mindfulness plan.

This workshop will be of interest to the general public, and those working in the helping professions to support themselves, their family, students or clients. The various spiritual exercises will be based on the inspiring work of Jon Kabat-Zinn The exercises are suitable for those of all traditions and those of none. .

Mode of Delivery: Online

Duration: 4 Weeks (6.00-8.00pm)    

Certification: The College will issue a Certificate of Attendance by email upon request

For enquiries please contact shortcourses@ichas.ie or 061216288


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*Scheduled course dates and times may be subject to change.

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 5th May 2020

Online only
Course Content will include:
Week 1

Mindfulness and Mental Health

Exploring the concepts of Mindfulness as a tool for relieving the symptoms of a range of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or OCD..
Week 2

Developing healthy attitudes

Exploring the various components of Mindfulness in relation to overcoming life’s challenges, including techniques for stilling the mind, managing thoughts, concept of resilience and personal strengths.
Week 3

Mindfulness for Daily Living

Mindfulness techniques, derived from the teachings of John Kabat-Zinn and Seligman’s Positive Psychology. This will allow participants to engage with the various branches of the Mindfulness Tree, serving as a daily reminder of principles and techniques, beneficial for use in daily life..
Week 4

Mindfulness Practice

Formulation of an individualised 8 week Mindfulness plan, incorporating skills and techniques to be used with formal and informal Mindfulness practices

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