Mindfulness in Covit 19 times

Hello Friends

I hope you and yours are well and safe and managing to find moments of peace and joy as we are forced by circumstances to slow down, trust, and live more quietly.

I have been challenged to find ways in which I can continue to work during these days of social distancing. I have found myself frustrated and somewhat stuck in terms of how to meet my current commitments to existing clients on three Mindfulness courses that are about half way through, and some days of mindfulness practise and retreats which up to last week were filling up.

I found it difficult to accept, let go, and let be.. and then slowly peace came and I found I have slowed down and I am letting go and letting be.

I have spent years teaching participants on various courses and retreats to live with our human condition where there there are many things we cannot control but we always have a choice in how we respond. And so I am happy to be responding in changing the way I work as best I can and practising metta / loving kindness for all of us as I move through each the day.

Below you will find my re-worked offerings for these strange times.

But first I invite you to join with me in pondering the words of the poem Pandemic penned by Lyn Unger.

Pandemic

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

–Lynn Ungar 3/11/20

Updates on Mindful Living current offerings

MBSR Kilkenny Tuesdays 10.30am

This course will continue from week five as an online course – starting Tuesday March 24th 7pm to 8.30 pm. A link will be sent to current participants and we welcome new participants who can email deehennessy01@gmail.com for a free link.

MBSR Kilkenny Tuesdays 7pm

This course will continue from week five as an online course – starting Tuesday March 24th 7pm to 8.30 pm. A link will be sent to current participants and we welcome new participants who can email deehennessy01@gmail.com for a free link.

Mindfulness Course Inistioge Mondays 10.30am

Participants on this ETB funded course are invited to join theMBSR group from Tuesday March 24th 7pm to 8.30 pm. A link will be sent to current participants and we welcome new participants who can email deehennessy01@gmail.com for a free link.

Day of Practise Sat March 28th

This workshop is now an online event -link and further information will be sent once your booking is made. Because this event is now online ( and you will be providing your own snacks lunch) the fee is reduced from €60 to €40. I hope you will consider embracing this brave new world and join me for this peaceful and resourceful time apart.

MBSR Course starting April 21st

This course will now be a fully online course – starting Tuesday April 21st 7pm to 8.30 pm. and including one day of practise on Sat May 30th. A link will be sent to current participants once booking is made.

Day of Practise Sat May 30th

This workshop is now an online event -link and further information will be sent once your booking is made. Because this event is now online ( and you will be providing your own snacks lunch) the fee is reduced from €60 to €40. I hope you will consider embracing this brave new world and join me for this peaceful and resourceful time apart.

For more visit mindfulfacilitation.com, email deehennessy01@gmail.com, or phone 086-85339227.

‘ May all be well

May all be at peace

May all be happy’.

Dee