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Bespoke Mindfulness Training and Retreats –  themes include :

  • Mindfulness and Heartfulness,
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR)
  • Mindfulness and Compassionate Living ( MBCL)
  • Resilience,
  • Mindful Leadership,
  • Mindful Supervision.

As a response to Covit 19 from March 17th 2020 I have moved all of my work online. It is a brave new world but in these days we can best help each other, show support and solidarity by practising social distancing we can also build community, and find support by using available technology to create virtual meeting spaces. I hope you will join me in any of the offerings which might appeal to you. Please also visit my home page to see details of other free online events which do not need to be pre booked.

 

Compassionate Living - Online Mindfulness Course
June 02, 2020
7:00 pm
Mindful Facilitation County Kilkenny
€280.00
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What is Mindfulnress and Compassionate Living all about?

Covid 19 / Corona Virus Update

This live online Mindfulness  course designed especially for these pandemic days is a gentle,pratical, timely introdution to how minfulness can help us to regulate and buil reslioinece in times of great change. The course begins on Tuesday June 2nd from 7pm to 8.30pm  and continuing  for eight Tuesday evenings until Tuesday July 28th. There is also a one day of practise which will also be online will take place on Saturday July 11th  from 9.50am to 3pm.

If you are in a place in your life where you want to deal with stress and anxiety,  learn how to recognise and manage patterns, habits and behaviours that do not serve you well, this course is for you. If you want to learn the simple skill of living more in the present moment, finding joy in the life you have, and living more from a place of gratitude and compassion this course is for you.

Mindfulness is  simply the practise of bringing your attention  to the present moment with full acceptance ,  and from a place of non striving and non jugement. We often go through our day and our life wih much of our attention given to rumination and our own mental chatter which can rob us of our peace.

During this eight week course we learn to notice the unhelpful mindful chatter, to more skilfuly deal with stress, anxiety and worry, and to connect with our own peace, joy and happiness.  Week by week  we  will build  the muscle of mindfulness and compassionate living, training our monkey mind, much like we would  go to the gym to tone and strengthen our body.

The Science behind the practise

With over 3500 research articles on mindfulness the evidence base is strong. Neuroscientists have discovered that after just eight weeks of mindfulness practise the brain literally changes shape. They have found changes in the cerebral cortex, in the hippocampus and in the amygdala all indicating that we become happier, more focussed, more compassionate (to ourseleves and others).  There is also evidence that we are better able to deal with anxiety and stress, we have greater attention and clarity, learning becomes easier, we are better able to remember, and the ageing process also slows down.

The Eight Week Course  

Each week you will have  notes in your Mindfulness and Compassionate Living Course book along with accompanying recorded mindfulness practises for use at home in between our weekly sessions.  By the end of the eight weeks you will have your own Mindfulness Toolkit of tips, practises and resources to help you maintain inner peace and equilibrium whatever the outer circumstances of your life..

Over the eight weeks we will cover topic such as:

* What mindfulness is and what it is not 

*The evidence base for mindfulness from neuroscience

* Simple ways to incorporate mindfulness into your everyay life at work and at home

* How mindfulness can help you to deal with stress and anxiety

* Learning to respond to your life challenges rather than reacting to them.

Now Enrolling

The next eight week course will start on Tuesday April 21st at 7pm for two hours and will finish on Tuesday June 9th. The full day of practise which will also be online will take place on Saturday July 18th  9.50am to 3pm.

Fee is €280 per person. Ealy bird fee of €220 is available until Friday may 8th .You can secure your place by paying  deposit of €60.00. The balance is due one week prior to the start date. T's and C's apply.

CPD cert available on completion of the course.

Course instructor is Dee Hennessy, a mindfulnes practioner for over twenty years  with a Masters in Mindfulnes UC and full memebrship in the Mindfulnes Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI).

What past participants have had to say

'  Great course - Dee was amazing and knowledgable '

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

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

' Great course that will benefit me personally and professionally '

' I loved that Dee did not bombard us with handouts and information. The course was expereintial - so    practical '

' Enjoyed the different ways that mindfulnes was explained and demonstrated. I really enjoyed this            introduction to Mindfulness and I will now take it further in my own life'

' Very relaxed environment. Our facilitator ( Dee) really knows her stuff and was passionate about the     content. Great groupwork.'

  

Compassionate Living - Online Mindfulness Course
June 02, 2020,7:00 PM
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Mindfulness and Compassion - Online Workshop
June 13, 2020
10:00 am
Mindful Facilitation Kilkenny
€40.00
6 spots left
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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living

This workshop is now an online event -link and further information will be sent once your booking is made. Because this event is now onlne  ( 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 peacful and  resourceful time apart.
The invitation is to join me for a  gentle day of silence and support to listen to our hearts longing and so find our peace and joy in the world.  Our time together will include::

* Mindfulness practices including body scan, movement and sitting meditations to bring us home to the quiet place within us

* Time for journalling

* Deep listening 

* Walking / creative activity to support us to live from a place of peace and authenticity in whatever the circumstances of the worls in which we find ourselves

* Nourishing food

* Take away tips and practices to nourish that place of peace within us 

No previous experience of Mindfulness is necessary - just a desire to listen to and to act from your own hearts longing.

What previous particpants have said

'Wonderful, fabulous, calming, emotional - I lovved every moment of it'

'The practical elements of the day give you the chance to feel the benefit of mindfulness'

' An opportunity to reflect and focus on myself for the day - learning how I can bring some mindfulness techniques into my workplace and life to be better control of myself in situations'

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

'Feeling relaxed and very well informed about mindfulness - really enjoyed it'

'Wonderful gift for myself. Delighted to have recieved it. Grateful for Dee's facilitation.'

Agenda

9.30               Registration and Welcome

10.00             Mindful Movement and Sitting Meditation

10.30             Understanding Self Compassion

10.45             Individual  and small group process time    (including coffee)

12.00             Body Scan 

13.00             LUNCH.

2.00              Creative Activity  ( e.g. mandala, clay work,   creative writing, walking)

15.15             COFFEE

15.45             Input on Compassionate Living  followed by Loving Kindness  practise

16.15             Group Sharing and Ritual

17.00             End

 

Clearing by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save the whole world
or do anything grandiose.
Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
patiently,
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands
and you recognize and greet it.
Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.

Mindfulness and Compassion - Online Workshop
June 13, 2020,10:00 AM
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Finding Peace Where we are - Mindfulness and Cosmology
June 20, 2020
9:30 am
Mindful Facilitation Kilkenny
€80.00
8 spots left
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Finding Peace Where We Are

The invitation 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:-

  1. 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,
  2. a deeper personal appropriation of the significance 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 affectionately) the ‘Big Bang.’

Our reflections on Cosmology  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.

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, walking)

15.15             COFFEE

15.45             Input on Mindfulness followed by  Mindfulness practise

16.15             Group Sharing and Ritual

17.00             End

 

 

Finding Peace Where we are - Mindfulness and Cosmology
June 20, 2020,9:30 AM
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Online Mindfulness Training
July 06, 2020
3:00 pm
€40.00
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I have developed this practical mindfulness training especially for individulas and companies as we negotiate a way to wellbeing and resilience during the Covvid 19 days. This training is for all irrespective of any previous knowlege or praxctise of mindfulness.

 

This four week course is 

  • Short & easy 

  • Mindfulness based 

  • With simple practical tips & strategies you can implement
    today

  • 20  sessions in total (sent daily Mon - Fri for 4 weeks)

  • Buildoing skills comulatively over four weeks ( 20 sessions)

  • Includes practical strategies than can be implemented straight away

  • Suitable for all no matter how much or little mindfulness
    knowledge you have

The sessions are delivered five days a week over four weeks 

The sessions are:

  • Bite size, non jargon and relatable

  • Rooted in scientific evience base practie of mindfuoness

  • With simple practical tips & strategies you can implement
    today

  • 20 sessions in total (sent daily Mon - Fri over 4 weeks)

  • Divided into four themes

  • Pracical - Can be implemented straight away.

You will get:

  • 20 short videos teaching you skills accross the four themes and providing you with  
    tools & strategies fwhich you can immediately implement or dealing with this current situation.

  • 20 downloadable audio mindfulness practises to buil your muscle of mindfulness,resilience and wellbeing.

  • Book reviews from leading mindfulness teachers offerring insight, understanding and skills to better manage our work and livving durign Covvut times.

  • Invitation to weekly livve mindfulness meitation circle ( Sundays @7pm) building communityand supporting our indiviual practise.

 Closing: Friday 6th July  
 

Individual fee is €45.00 for the twenty days - that is €2.25  per day.

For companies: prices vary between €2  to €4 per day. Please email me 2deehennessy01@gmail.com for details.

 

Week One  Theme:       Anxiety and Fear – Navigating Rough Water ( allowing and accepting)                                    

Teachings :          Understanding anxiety and fear as normal reactions

Practises:     Five short practises  focuse on - A calm refuge – a relaxing meditation and guidance on finding our 

                      own peace and balance in the midst of whatever life brings us

Daily Teaching    Five immediately implementable  strategies  for dealing with fear and anxiety 

 

Week Two Theme   Staying Calm, Connected, and Grounded ( boundaries in work and relationships)

Teachings;         Structure, routine and new habits as key to wellbeing in times of radical  

                            change

Practises:     Relaxing meditations that offers a pathway to quietening our mind  and clarity

Tips:           Five immeiately implementable strategies for staying calm, connected and grounded.

 

Week Three Theme  -  Stepping Stones to Long Term Wellbeing  

Teachings:   -        Real self care  and resilience  – what is it why do we need it and how  

                                to build it

Practices:     RAIN -  radical compassion practises

Tips:           Five immeditely implementable strate for building resilience

 

 

Week Four Theme:      Compassion – Sheltering in Love

Teachings :         During this time of pandemic we need more than ever to feel our     

                  connectedness – true belonging with our own being, each other and all        

                  life.

Practise:   Loving Kindness practises - building our capacity for compassion for ourselves and others.

Tips:         Five tips for finding peace and creativity in these pandemic days.

 

 

 

Online Mindfulness Training
July 06, 2020,3:00 PM
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Finding Peace Where we are - Mindfulness and Cosmology
October 10, 2020
10:00 am
Mindful Facilitation Kilkenny
€80.00
10 spots left
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Finding Peace Where We Are

The invitation 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:-

  1. 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,
  2. a deeper personal appropriation of the significance 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 affectionately) the ‘Big Bang.’

Our reflections on Cosmology  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.

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, walking)

15.15             COFFEE

15.45             Input on Mindfulness followed by  Mindfulness practise

16.15             Group Sharing and Ritual

17.00             End

 

 

Finding Peace Where we are - Mindfulness and Cosmology
October 10, 2020,10:00 AM
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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