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Mindfulness- MBSR



  Evening course begins 31st January 2019. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week courses-

Evening Course Details:

 Thursday evenings with Annmargaret Nolan commence on 31st Jnauary 2019 at 7.30pm to 9.45pm.

 Full day of practice will be facilitated on a Sunday in February or March 12.30pm to 6pm.

 Cost: €350 (some concessions apply for unemployed). Deposit: €100 (non-refunable)


Mindfulness offers us the space to pause, to breathe and come home to ourselves amidst the busyness of our lives.

 It is the practice of slowing down and paying attention – so that we don’t miss the precious moments in our lives and can equally learn to deal more effectively with those times that may be stressful.

 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight week programme created and pioneered in the USA by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn over the past 35 years. It is the most extensively researched programme for Mindfulness and has shown that developing mindfulness can have a significant positive effect on: 

  • developing greater self awareness
  • increasing ability to manage stress
  • physical and psychological health
  • reducing anxiety and depression
  • reducing tension, anger and fatigue
  • enhancing relationships
  • increasing vitality
  • aiding better sleep
  • developing stronger immunity


The primary benefit of mindfulness is the way it helps us to see ourselves and our lives more clearly and to befriend ourselves and our own experience. The other benefits spring from this new way of seeing and “being with” ourselves. Mindfulness helps us to be more present with whatever is going on for us, and thus creates the space to make wiser decisions about how to proceed. It creates a space where we can explore being a little kinder with ourselves, whatever may be arising in our lives.


 The course includes:

 •8  x 2 1/4 hour classes

• A full Day of Mindfulness on a Sunday (date to be decided) 12.30pm to 6pm at Tree of Life.
• an initial orientation to determine if this is the right course at the right time for you, as this is an intense course in Mindfulness Meditation
• CDs/Audio links and workbook to support your practice.

 About the Facilitator:

 Annmargaret Nolan- M.sc., MBI (Mindfulness-Based Interventions), H. Dip. Leadership and Executive Coaching, Adv. ACT MBI. B.A. (Hons).

 Annmargaret specialises in Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBI) and Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), which is a positive psychology methodology that helps people be more present, discover what matters to them and get unstuck in their lives.

 Annmargaret facilitates various Mindfulness trainings including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) across a variety of contexts including organisational, clinical, educational, community and private practice. With a background in HR and Training Education, she has a keen interest in working in corporate environments, using Mindfulness-based approaches to reduce stress and anxiety and increase creativity, innovation and productivity in the work place. She can see a clear link between cultivating Mindfulness and supporting mental health and well-being.

 Annmargaret works with an eclectic mix of clients including government bodies, health services, educational bodies, Irish-owned and multinational organisations, alongside a robust private practice. She deeply values the role of Mindfulness in both her professional and personal life and engages daily with Mindfulness practices. She is known for her authenticity, enthusiasm and commitment to Mindfulness-based approaches. She enjoys leaving participants with a practical tool-kit they can use to enhance their daily lives and live more purposefully.

 Annmargaret adheres to the Irish Good Practice guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers and participates in regular mindfulness retreats to cultivate continuous personal and professional development. To book, please call reception on 01 8283992


 Morning Course information:

 Course date: Thursday September 27th 10.30 -1pm

Cost: €295.00 (Introdructory Special offer)
Limited Numbers

Facilitator: Maggie Dunne

 Maggie has been facilitating Yoga classes and workshops in Tree of Life for over 10 years holistic therapy centre and Yoga studio! We are delighted to see her expand her realm of expertise with this MBSR course.

 Practicing mindfulness helps us to develop inner resources such as clarity and stability which we can draw on through the ups and downs of life. It can ‘wake us up’ to aspects of our everyday experience which we miss when we are constantly lost in our thoughts. It allows us to be present for the good times, and it gives us awareness of what supports or interventions might be needed when times are tough. With practice we become better equipped to be present to life as it is, and to respond with more kindness and wisdom to whatever comes along.

The eight- week programme of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was developed by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979. The course is suitable for those with prior meditation experience and those who have none. It introduces participants to different forms of mindfulness practice including sitting meditation, body awareness and gentle mindful movement. The classes also include explorations of how stress manifests in our lives. As the emphasis is on bringing mindful awareness into everyday life, a commitment to home daily practice of thirty to forty minutes is required.
Research has shown that committed participation in an eight-week mindfulness course can have lasting positive effects on health and well-being.
The course includes:
• 7 x 2 1/2 hour classes (weeks 1 – 7)
• 1 x 3 hour class (week 8 continues to 10pm)
• A full Day of Mindfulness on Sat/Sun from 10.15 am -4.00 pm (date to be decided)
• an initial orientation to determine if this is the right course at the right time for you, as this is an intense course in Mindfulness Meditation
• CDs/Audio links and workbook to support your practice.
Over the eight weeks of the program, the practices help you to:
• become familiar with the workings of your mind, including the ways we avoid or get caught up in difficulties.
• notice the times when you are at risk of getting caught in old habits of mind that re-activate downward mood spirals or rachet up anxiety levels.
• explore ways of releasing yourself from those old habits and enter a different way of being.
• get in touch with a different way of knowing yourself and the world.
• notice small beauties and pleasures in the world around you instead of living in your head.
• be kind to yourself instead of wishing things were different all the time, or driving yourself to meet impossible goals.
• find a way so you don’t have to battle with yourself all the time.
• accept yourself as you are, rather than judging yourself all the time.
• be able to exercise greater choice in life.
Effects of developing mindfulness include;
• Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
• An increased ability to relax
• Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
• Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
• Improved self-esteem
• An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
• Enhanced interpersonal relationships
• Increased ability to manage anxiety and depression and/or low mood
• Reduced tension
• Better sleep
• Greater sense of meaning and purpose in life

To book, call Tree of Life reception on 01 8283992
A non- refunable deposit of €100 required to secure a place.











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