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Mindfulness at Work….no time, no time

By Dee | May 15, 2018

  I’m way too busy….for Mindfulness at Work I have recently completed some consultancy work with a large disability organisation  that is undergoing a significant change management process with all of the business and stress that comes with that. People working in all levels of the organisation are stretched – doing more, coping with change,…

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Stress – an integral part of our lives

By Dee | April 5, 2018

Recently I have been teaching a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course ( MBSR), at the heart of which is an understanding of stress as a reality, and a useful resource to us humans if we can only  shift our ways of dealing with it, even slightly. Jon Kabat Zinn wrote about stress in his ground…

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Three little steps to a more Mindful You

By mindful_admin | October 12, 2017

Mindfulness meditation – with its roots in buddhism, its track record in stress reduction through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programmes, and its increasing role in business through Mindful Leadership modules in MBA programmes, appears here to stay. We can say it works, not only because of the work of neuroscientists who show us how…

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Forest Bathing …..an invitation to always available free Mindfulness Meditation

By mindful_admin | October 12, 2017

The Japenese are very familiar with the concept of Forest Bathing…simply put spending time in nature with no other purpose than to spend time in nature. Simply being among the trees, growth, and water has been proven to be good preventative and healing medicine. Each of us knows this but our 21st century living prevents…

Slowing Down…..Gift yourself a moment to look out a window today

By Dee | March 1, 2017

  ‘Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ‘ Mary Oliver 

A Mindfulness Moment for Spring

By Dee | February 28, 2017

Spring is arriving to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere ….gardens coming to life, birds singing, and sunshine brightening our days even amidst the uncertain weather of late March, all contributing to a sense of new life and increased energy. For those of us living our lives in busy 21st century ways though our…

Mindful Facilitation – an Oxymoran ?

By Dee | February 6, 2017

As a facilitator I am often challenged to explain exactly what it is that I do inMindful Facilitation. I recently saw a great youtube video prepared by Pinfish for the International Institute for facilitation and Change, which really caught my eye. It suggests that effective Facilitators fulfil at least three roles when working with a…

Happiness – our search for the Awakened Life

By mindful_admin | January 10, 2017

Happiness – our search for the Awakened Life Map to the Awakened Life Practise Presence………enlightenment happens by accident but practising mindfulness makes us accident prone Learn the art of surrender……we cannot control the events and circumstances or people in our lives, we can learn to respond more resourceful to that which we cannot control through…

My First Blog Post

By mindful_admin | December 11, 2016

Welcome to this short, practical, introductory course to Mindfulness for Real Life.There are four modules in this course, each of which will give you a little theory, some points for reflection and some practise.

Springtime..Three Mindful Steps to a calmer you

By mindful_admin | November 23, 2016

Spring is arriving to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere ….gardens coming to life, birds singing, and sunshine brightening our days even amidst the uncertain weather of late March, all contributing to a sense of new life and increased energy. For those of us living our lives in busy 21st century ways though our experience…

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Client Testimonials

Great course Dee was amazing & so knowledgeable & welcoming.


Mindful Leadership in Social Care  Social Care Ireland Dublin May 2nd 2018

 

  • An opportunity to reflect and focus on myself for the day. How I can bring some techniques of mindfulness into my workplace and love life, be in better control of myself in situations.

  • The practical elements of the day, gives you the chance to feel the benefits of the mindfulness.


Mindful Leadership in Social Care  Social Care Ireland Dublin May 2nd 2018 

 

'Dee was authentic and realistic on the topic, a great mix of practise  and theory’


Participant on Introduction to Mindfulness Glosna House May 2016

 

“Dee’s test dedication to the task and her capacity to deal with even the most difficult of clients made her a true asset”


Martin Mc Donagh

Dublin County Council ( RAPID Co-ordinator)

 As a facilitator, Dee works well with people and is at ease so that she supports individuals to participate in a way that makes them feel they are in control of their own destiny...the only regret we did not find her and work with her before"


Eamon  McCann CEO Post Polio Support Group

 

Mindfulness is very necessary in our lives today, even more so in children;s lives where everything is hectic. This course has given me insights and tools to bring mindfulness into my classroom’.


Feedback from Teacher on Mindfulness for Teachers course Kilkenny and Cork 2015

 

'I found the course very helpful both personally and professionally. It was really worthwhile and insightful’


Feedback from a teacher on Mindfulness  for Teachers course held Kilkenny and Cork 2015

'Wonderful, fabulous, calming, emotional – I loved every minute of it ‘.


Feedback from a teacher on Mindfulness  for Teachers course held Kilkenny and Cork 2015

‘Enjoyed the different ways mindfulness was explained/ demonstrated. I really enjoyed this introduction to Mindfulness, and I will now take it further in my own life.


Cathy Power

Introduction to Mindfulness  Glosna House May 2014 

'Very relaxing course. I gained a lot of insight over the week’.


Feedback from a teacher on Mindfulness  for Teachers course held Kilkenny and Cork 2015

‘ Great course that will benefit me personally and professionally’.


Feedback from a teacher on Mindfulness  for Teachers course held Kilkenny and Cork 2015

'I loved how Dee did not bombard us with handouts and information – this course was experiential – so practical’.

 


Feedback from a teacher on Mindfulness  for Teachers course held Kilkenny and Cork 2015

‘Very enjoyable and I learned a few tips’


Margot Hennessy

Introduction to Mindfulness Glosna House May 2016 

 

“Her work is highly professional and I have always found her service to be great value for money"


Stephan Byrne

Director, St Canice’s Community Action Project, Kilkenny

“Dee’s work was thorough, grounded and insightful. Deirdre’s commitment and tenacity greatly contributed to the success of the project."


Alan Dunne

CEO Disability Federation Ireland

“Thanks to your excellent facilitation. We are now ready to forge ahead with confidence, and, make out presence felt, thanks to your excellent work with us."


Marie Boland

Chairperson PPSG Social Support Committee

“Dee is a calm
supportive
knowledgeable
leader in her field”


Paddy Fitzpatrick,

Comfort Keepers South East

‘Enjoyed the course very much – thank you.’


Ethel Twomey

Introduction to Mindfulness Glosna House May 2014

 

“Wonderful gift for myself. Delighted to have received it. Grateful for Dee’s facilitation’. 


Sandra Kelly 

Participant on Introduction to Mindfulness Glosna House May 2016

 

“Dee Hennessy approached the work in our project with care and commitment; she remained positive and non-judgemental at all times and her input to the organization, in a short time, has been very valuable.”  


 Margaret Griffin

Board Member, PALLS Project, Limerick 

“Dee is a talented facilitator, with the courage to take on seriously challenging issues and work through them. She is at her best when managing complex, and sensitive organisational situations"


PJ Cleere

 

“Feeling relaxed and very well informed about Mindfulness – really enjoyed it’


Ann Redmond 

 

“We have worked with Dee on many community development projects over the last 14 years. She has always been a professional you can trust to get you a result and who works well with different groups of people. Dee also offers very good value for her excellent work.” 


Declan Rice CEO Kilkenny Leader Company

 

Very relaxed environment our facilitator really knew her stuff and was passionate about the content, great group work.


Mindful Leadership in Social Care  Social Care Ireland Dublin May 2nd 2018 

 

Wonderful – if a follow on to this course was available I would love to attend’


Feedback from previous MBSR course participants ( Kilkenny April/May 2018)

 

“A calmness I have not felt in years – a truly new learning experience’ 


John  Hennessy

Participant on Introduction to Mindfulness Glosna House May 2016

 

'Would not change anything about the day – very worthwhile, thank you Dee’. 


Janet Gooman

Participant on Introduction to Mindfulness Glosna House May 2016

 

Practical ‘practices’ how to incorporate into daily life. 9 leadership qualities confirming skill we have already, exploring areas to enhance. Identify differences between manager/leader and naming them.


Mindful Leadership in Social Care  Social Care Ireland Dublin May 2nd 2018 

 

The facilitator was fair and respectful to people different views and level of mindfulness. 


Mindful Leadership in Social Care  Social Care Ireland Dublin May 2nd 2018