How to choose a suitably qualified Mindfulness Teacher and why it’s important.

  Across social media, every second holistic practitioner seems to call themselves a mindfulness teacher nowadays, despite said practitioners not meeting the minimum training standards set by the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI) or having any recognised formal mindfulness training. Furthermore, practitioners who lack awareness of what mindfulness is is rampant – for […]

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Self-Care Workshop for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Care Givers

SELF-CARE WORKSHOP FOR COUNSELLORS, PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AND CAREGIVERS Presented by, Denis O’Connor and Hilary Connor   A Space for Stillness, Reflection and Restoration The workshop aims to provide. A day for self-care with emphasis on experiential healing and restoration. An opportunity to pause and reflect on ourselves in the work. Provide time for exploration of […]

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Mindfulness Classes, Gorey.

New mindfulness classes are commencing in the Hatch Lab, Gorey, this February. Come Step into the present moment to nurture connection, belonging and well-being. There is no relationship more important than our relationship with the self. Yet, we often struggle to find time to nurture a healthy, loving and kind relationship with ourselves. Therefore, […]

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How Mindfulness supports the skillful response to stressful times:

There is no doubt that practicing mindfulness supports a skillful response to stressful situations. In this article, I explain five ways mindfulness increases self-management and resilience while reducing stress, overwhelm and burnout. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s definition of mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment in a particular way, on purpose and non-judgmentally. Practicing mindfulness […]

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day Make every day world mental health day by nurturing helpful practices through Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Connection & Belonging From the moment we are born, we need connection. Throughout life, we thrive and flourish when there is a sense of connection and belonging. Without it, life is much more difficult. […]

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The Gold in Pain

The Gold in Pain None of us like pain. We naturally resist physical, emotional, or mental distress. Our instinct is to want things to be different, so we avoid acceptance of what’s here. This is natural, and we all do it, but it’s also counterproductive to what we want to achieve. This post explains […]

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