One Day Workshops  2017

Mindfulness and Resilience in Social Care Please book on https://www.socialcaretraining.ie/mindful-kk-april17
April 25, 2017
9:00 am
Aspect Hotel Springhill Kilkenny
€110.00
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Mindfulness and Resilience for Social Care Practitioners (Kilkenny)

 

It is well documented and generally accepted that the demands placed on social care practitioners in supporting those in care through challenging circumstances can contribute to high levels of stress and burnout.  It is now accepted that increased self-awareness and self-care practices, implemented regularly, may greatly decrease the impact of these high levels of stress, while also serving as strategies for coping during particularly stressful times.

The ‘interconnections between contemplative practices, including mindfulness, as coping and preventative strategies for self-care practice among human service workers are beginning to emerge.’ [1]

This is a practical participatory one day course exploring how mindfulness is currently used in a range of health and social care settings, and what is involved in adopting a mindfulness-based approach to working within the social care setting.

 

Course Outline

  • Understanding what Mindfulness is
  • Evidence base for the effectiveness of Mindful Practice
  • Naming the experience and the cost of stress and burn out in Social Care Work
  • The why and how of Mindfulness in Social Care Settings
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
  • The core components of resilience for individuals and within teams
  • Mindfulness as a tool for improving Team Resilience 

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will leave this one day training with:

A practical understanding of Mindfulness as a resource for building resilience in the workplace,

An understanding of the reality of stress and its potential impact on quality of life and effectiveness in the workplace,

An experience of a range of Mindful Practices designed to improve an individual’s sense of well-being and effectiveness whatever the external environment,

An understanding of how simple mindful practices can build resilience within a social care team,

 An understanding of the core components of reflective practise and resilience as an untapped resource within the social care setting.

 

 

Methodology: Short inputs, individual and small group mindfulness exercises, individual reflection, and group discussion.

Resources: Each participant will takes home a copy of course materials, and a resource pack for developing a mindfulness practice.

 

Course Developer and Facilitator

The course has been developed by Dee Hennessy after practising mindfulness for twenty five years, and who has worked in social care in Ireland for much of that time, in a variety of settings including High Support, Therapeutic Communities, Community Support, and Mainstream Residential Settings. Dee has been offering Mindfulness Training, Workshops, and Mindfulness Coaching in Ireland and abroad for over ten years. Dee is currently completing an MSC in Mindfulness Based Interventions in UCD, and her work here is very much on using evidence based research on mindfulness based interventions to support strong management and staff team resilience within social care organisations.

 

Feedback from previous Management Consultancy Client

‘Fabulous intuition and insight. I would just like to thank you for all your extremely hard work, your support, commitment and dedication. We would not be where we are today but for your perseverance, support, fairness and balanced view, no matter what issues you encountered you showed the utmost  respect for all you met along the way. You truly are so professional, a bearer of many gifts, a wealth of knowledge a person who is not afraid of sharing her wisdom to help, guide, and support with many new skills….. no task was too big or too small and It was a real pleasure to work with you.’   Patricia Dowling, Director of Services Traveller Family Care, Dublin September 2016

 

Below are some quotes evaluations carried out by Dept of Education on CPD summer courses delivered to teachers in Cork and Kilkenny 2015/2016.

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

‘ Well done, excellently paced, excellently structured’.

‘ 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’.

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

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

‘ Very enjoyable course and I leave feeling confident about implementing what I learned’

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

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

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

 

Mindfulness and Resilience in Social Care Please book on https://www.socialcaretraining.ie/mindful-kk-april17
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Mindfully At Home in the Cosmos - please book directly with Stella Maris Howth ph 01-8322228
May 31, 2017
10:00 am
Stella Maris Retreat Centre Howth County Dublin
Free
13 spots left
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The goal of this retreat is to open our hearts to the full reality of our lives as children and citizens of the Cosmos. We propose to come to this openness through:-

a) an increased awareness of ourselves through mindfulness, particularly through the practice of Loving Kindness, which brings us to a deeper understanding of ourselves, our human society, the world, and the Cosmos.

b) a deeper personal appropriation of the signi cance of the New Cosmology which has revealed to us our kinship with each other and with every being that ever was. We are revealed to ourselves as truly ‘stardust,’ and discover that we (as well as everything else within the Cosmos) have emerged from the original outburst of energy that we call (familiarly and a ectionately) the ‘Big Bang.’

Our re ections on Cosmology will draw upon the work of Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Ilia Delio, and Judy Cannato, among others, and our mindfulness resources include the writings of Sharon Salzberg, Satish Kumar, Tich Nhat Hanh, and Francis Bennett .

Through the practice of mindfulness, we hope to move to a deeper sense of the unity of all being, and of our place within Being. In particular loving compassion will help us to deepen our wonder, joy and resilience as we discover the unity of all that is.

Finally, we hope that through the experience of the retreat we will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of what, through the ages, has been known as ‘God’ or ‘the Divine.’

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Mandala Mindfulness Workshop
June 03, 2017
10:30 am
Emmaus Conference and Retreat Centre Swords
€65.00
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The Invitation

Join me for this day of silence, creativity, community and nourishment as we practice mindfulness together, and work individually on creating our own unique mandala.

 

For more information on the Mandala Mindfulness Workshop in Dublin click here 

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Mindfully At Home in the Cosmos - please book directly with Suaimhneas ph 0578626541
June 10, 2017
10:00 am
Suaimhneas Cappakeel, Emo, County Laois
Free
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The goal of this retreat is to open our hearts to the full reality of our lives as children and citizens of the Cosmos. We propose to come to this openness through:-

a) an increased awareness of ourselves through mindfulness, particularly through the practice of Loving Kindness, which brings us to a deeper understanding of ourselves, our human society, the world, and the Cosmos.

b) a deeper personal appropriation of the signi cance of the New Cosmology which has revealed to us our kinship with each other and with every being that ever was. We are revealed to ourselves as truly ‘stardust,’ and discover that we (as well as everything else within the Cosmos) have emerged from the original outburst of energy that we call (familiarly and a ectionately) the ‘Big Bang.’

Our re ections on Cosmology will draw upon the work of Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Ilia Delio, and Judy Cannato, among others, and our mindfulness resources include the writings of Sharon Salzberg, Satish Kumar, Tich Nhat Hanh, and Francis Bennett .

Through the practice of mindfulness, we hope to move to a deeper sense of the unity of all being, and of our place within Being. In particular loving compassion will help us to deepen our wonder, joy and resilience as we discover the unity of all that is.

Finally, we hope that through the experience of the retreat we will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of what, through the ages, has been known as ‘God’ or ‘the Divine.’

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Longer Retreats 2017

Mindfully at home in the Cosmos
May 21, 2017
6:00 pm
Teach Bhride Tullow County Carlow
€470.00
13 spots left
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Mindfully at home in the Cosmos (Teach Bhride Tullow)

The objective of this offering

Ours is a time of radical cultural change that often leaves us uncertain about how to find meaning in our lives, where to find our peace and joy. Living in this time of change we may find ourselves stuck, motivated by fear, and disconnected from the joy that is ours. We are caught between the urge to be ‘good’ – as defined by contemporary society – and our own longing to be free and authentic. This offering is an opportunity for each of us to address this existential in our own lives.
The process

This is an invitation for you to take some time apart to be supported through a simple routine of mindfulness, short inputs, process time and ritual to:

  • Come home to yourself, and to
  • Experience yourself as loved and loving within our new understandings of the cosmic community.

This mostly silent experience will be facilitated through a simple routine of mindfulness, short inputs, individual time, group sharing, and ritual.

You will have an opportunity in a supportive space to:

  • Learn core mindfulness practises in a way that supports you to continue the practise at home,
  • Explore with others (through reflection and discussion on the work of key thinkers in the area) our expanding understanding of the origin and development of the cosmos, and of our place within it,
  • Experience and contribute to ecology based rituals, and karma yoga (when possible) that will deepen our connection with our earth community, and provide you with practical supports for continuing community building at home.

The sources for the retreat are leaders in the fields of mindfulness and cosmology/ ecology, as for example , Tich Nath Hanh , Thomas Berry , Judy Canato, Illia Delio, Richard Rohr, and Satish Kumar.

Feedback from Pilot Programme

We have presented this work at the invitation of the Nano Nagle Centre Ballygriffen Co. Cork over six days to sixteen participants. (June 24th to 30th 2016).

At the end of the pilot we invited the participants to fill out an evaluation sheet, choosing one of four categories: very good, good, fair or poor. From a total of twelve feedback sheets received eleven participants rated the organisation as very good, and one as good. Similarly seven rated the process as very good and five rated it as good.

‘Pace of the programme was excellent, lots of time to be, to walk, sit and reflect’.

‘ Well thought out, gentle and inviting us to practise what we were able for ’.

‘ I loved the dance movement – thanks for all the input, creativity and learning. There was a lovely freedom and friendliness ’.

‘ I cannot imagine how much preparation went into it ’.

‘ I came away refreshed, challenged anew, gentler, and hopefully more compassionate ’.

‘ Particularly welcome was the freedom offered to participants to take an active part in our own contributions in the movement, dance, poems etc.’

‘ A very restful and peaceful experience; nourishment for body and spirit ’.

‘ Liked the integration of Cosmology, Ecology and Mindfulness, with emphasis on compassion’.

‘ I am delighted I did this and came away nourished – a lot of food for thought and not to be so cowardly – I’m ready to take some small steps to start with’.

‘ A big THANK YOU. For me compassion was at the heart of it – how you both presented your inputs and how connected you were with each other. Dee you have a wonderful gift for listening ’.

 

‘ Delighted to have been here, and delighted to have experienced the whole process.’

‘ The two of you, Des and yourself worked very well together. Thanks to you Des, great new insights. You created great freedom of speech within the group, all was accepted’.

‘ It was not just a retreat. It was a source of great energy, strength and peace. I am so grateful – I liked the idea of different insights from the different writers I know of.’

In view of this feedback we feel that our work meets a current need and we would now like to present it as widely as possible. We are open to doing this work in a variety of formats, short introductory sessions, a single day, over a weekend or in a longer format.

The Presenters

Des is currently chaplain in the Central Mental Hospital Dublin. He previously lectured in philosophy in the Milltown Institute, and was pastor in Glasthule Co Dublin and Ballyhahill Co Limerick. Des is an experienced retreat facilitator and spiritual companion and has worked in USA, Wales and Ireland.

Dee is a facilitator and mindfulness practioner, with a passion for supporting individuals and groups to benefit from Mindfulness. Dee is a trained theologian and spiritual director. Dee works with individuals and groups throughout Ireland and online, and designs and delivers workshops, retreats and trainings within education, community and social care, and ecological contexts mostly in response to client requests. She also provides one to one mindful coaching and spiritual companioning. To learn more about Dee and her work visit: www.mindfulfacilitation.com.

Dee and Des co-facilitated a five day residential Easter retreat in Emmaus Dublin in 2015, and a six day pilot of the current work in the Nano Nagle Centre in Cork 2016.
Sample Agenda for one day workshop

9.30                Registration and Welcome

10.00            Mindful Movement and Meditation

10.30            Input on New Cosmology

10.45            Individual and small group process time (including coffee).

12.00            Group Sharing

12.45            Mindfulness Practise

13.00            LUNCH.

2.15              Creative Activity ( e.g. mandala, clay work, creative writing , outdoor meditation )

15.15            COFFEE

15.45           Input on Mindfulness followed by Mindfulness practise

16.15            Group Sharing and Ritual

17.00            End

 

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Mindfully at home in the Cosmos - Ballyvaloo fully booked for 2017
August 19, 2017
6:00 pm
Ballyvaloo Centre, Enniscorthy, County Wexford Y21HX73
Free
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Mindfully at home in the Cosmos 

The objective of this offering

Ours is a time of radical cultural change that often leaves us uncertain about how to find meaning in our lives, where to find our peace and joy. Living in this time of change we may find ourselves stuck, motivated by fear, and disconnected from the joy that is ours. We are caught between the urge to be ‘good’ – as defined by contemporary society – and our own longing to be free and authentic. This offering is an opportunity for each of us to address this existential in our own lives.

The process

This is an invitation for you to take some time apart to be supported through a simple routine of mindfulness, short inputs, process time and ritual to:

  • Come home to yourself, and to
  • Experience yourself as loved and loving within our new understandings of the cosmic community.

This mostly silent experience will be facilitated through a simple routine of mindfulness, short inputs, individual time, group sharing, and ritual.

You will have an opportunity in a supportive space to:

  • Learn core mindfulness practises in a way that supports you to continue the practise at home,
  • Explore with others (through reflection and discussion on the work of key thinkers in the area) our expanding understanding of the origin and development of the cosmos, and of our place within it,
  • Experience and contribute to ecology based rituals, and karma yoga (when possible) that will deepen our connection with our earth community, and provide you with practical supports for continuing community building at home.

The sources for the retreat are leaders in the fields of mindfulness and cosmology/ ecology, as for example , Tich Nath Hanh , Thomas Berry , Judy Canato, Illia Delio, Richard Rohr, and Satish Kumar.

Feedback from Pilot Programme

We have presented this work at the invitation of the Nano Nagle Centre Ballygriffen Co. Cork over six days to sixteen participants. (June 24th to 30th 2016).

At the end of the pilot we invited the participants to fill out an evaluation sheet, choosing one of four categories: very good, good, fair or poor. From a total of twelve feedback sheets received eleven participants rated the organisation as very good, and one as good. Similarly seven rated the process as very good and five rated it as good.

‘Pace of the programme was excellent, lots of time to be, to walk, sit and reflect’.

‘ Well thought out, gentle and inviting us to practise what we were able for ’.

‘ I loved the dance movement – thanks for all the input, creativity and learning. There was a lovely freedom and friendliness ’.

‘ I cannot imagine how much preparation went into it ’.

‘ I came away refreshed, challenged anew, gentler, and hopefully more compassionate ’.

‘ Particularly welcome was the freedom offered to participants to take an active part in our own contributions in the movement, dance, poems etc.’

‘ A very restful and peaceful experience; nourishment for body and spirit ’.

‘ Liked the integration of Cosmology, Ecology and Mindfulness, with emphasis on compassion’.

‘ I am delighted I did this and came away nourished – a lot of food for thought and not to be so cowardly – I’m ready to take some small steps to start with’.

‘ A big THANK YOU. For me compassion was at the heart of it – how you both presented your inputs and how connected you were with each other. Dee you have a wonderful gift for listening ’.

 

‘ Delighted to have been here, and delighted to have experienced the whole process.’

‘ The two of you, Des and yourself worked very well together. Thanks to you Des, great new insights. You created great freedom of speech within the group, all was accepted’.

‘ It was not just a retreat. It was a source of great energy, strength and peace. I am so grateful – I liked the idea of different insights from the different writers I know of.’

In view of this feedback we feel that our work meets a current need and we would now like to present it as widely as possible. We are open to doing this work in a variety of formats, short introductory sessions, a single day, over a weekend or in a longer format.

The Presenters

Des is currently chaplain in the Central Mental Hospital Dublin. He previously lectured in philosophy in the Milltown Institute, and was pastor in Glasthule Co Dublin and Ballyhahill Co Limerick. Des is an experienced retreat facilitator and spiritual companion and has worked in USA, Wales and Ireland.

Dee is a facilitator and mindfulness practioner, with a passion for supporting individuals and groups to benefit from Mindfulness. Dee is a trained theologian and spiritual director. Dee works with individuals and groups throughout Ireland and online, and designs and delivers workshops, retreats and trainings within education, community and social care, and ecological contexts mostly in response to client requests. She also provides one to one mindful coaching and spiritual companioning. To learn more about Dee and her work visit: www.mindfulfacilitation.com.

Dee and Des co-facilitated a five day residential Easter retreat in Emmaus Dublin in 2015, and a six day pilot of the current work in the Nano Nagle Centre in Cork 2016.

 

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