Mindfulness in Action
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 week course
Thursday evenings with Annmargaret Nolan commence on 7th June at 7.30pm to 9.45pm.
Full day of practice will be facilitated on Sunday 15th July at 12.30pm to 6pm.
Cost: €350 (some concessions apply for unemployed). Deposit: €100
Venue: Tree of Life, Malahide
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 Sunday 15th July at 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:
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.