StressLess  2019

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.
From Mindfulness to Heartfulness (Fully Booked)
January 20, 2019
9:30 am
Mindful Facilitation Kilkenny
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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living

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 tume 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.

Agenda

9.30               Registration and Welcome

10.00             Mindful Movement and Meditation

10.30             Undertanding Self Compassion

10.45             Individual  and small group process time    (including coffee)

12.15             Body Scan 

13.00             LUNCH.

2.15               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.

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness (Fully Booked)
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR) An eight week course
February 25, 2019
5:30 pm
Butler House Kilkenny
€350.00
8 spots left
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8 WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION COURSE (MBSR

Certificate available for CPD.

COURSE DESCRIPTION                       

This eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is an evidence based educational training in Mindfulness. It comprises eight two hour sessions and one full day of retreat and practice. It includes course materials which comprise of 3 guided meditations and a course workbook.This course is the gold standard in mindfulness based training. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was developed over 30 years ago by Dr.Jon Kabat- Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, USA.

                       

Some possible benefits of the programme are:

  • Increased awareness and concentration
  • Some people report a quieter mind, a sense of balance and enhanced well-being.
  • Learning new ways to cope more effectively with the workings of the mind
  • Learning new ways to cope more effectively with stress, pain or suffering.
  • Learning to be kinder to ourselves and take better care of ourselves.
  • Improved relationships
  • Many health benefits have been suggested in the research indicating better sleep, less pain, better immunity, etc., although there is no guaranteed health outcome.

 

An informal pre-class orientation will take place by phone prior to enrolling on the course.

                       

Booking Details

The course fee is €350 - which includes eight 2 hour sessions, a detailed workbook, 3 audio meditations and a one day retreat on Saturday March 30th . The course wil take place in Kilkenny.

 Dates 

Monday February 25th            5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday March 4th                   5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday March 11th                 5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday March 18th                 5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday March 25th                 5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday April 1st                      5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday April 8th                      5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Monday April 15th                    5.30pm   to 7.30 pm

Retreat Saturday March 30th  10.00am to 3.00pm

                      

 

             

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ( MBSR) An eight week course
February 25, 2019,5:30 PM
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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living
March 24, 2019
9:30 am
The White Feather Well - being Centre, Chapel Lane, Bennetsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
€80.00
6 spots left
Event Information

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living

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 tume 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.

Agenda

9.30               Registration and Welcome

10.00             Mindful Movement and Meditation

10.30             Undertanding Self Compassion

10.45             Individual  and small group process time    (including coffee)

12.15             Body Scan 

13.00             LUNCH.

2.15               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.

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living
March 24, 2019,9:30 AM
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A day with Mary Olivers Poetry
April 07, 2019
9:30 pm
Mindful Facilitation
€80.00
12 spots left
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The invitation is to spend a day exploring the poetry of Mary Oliver, interspersed with gentle mindfulness practices, time outdoors ( forest bathing), and some creative activity - journaling, mandala making or claywork as you like. 

It is not necessary to have any previous expereince of either Mary Oliver poems or the practie of Mindfulness. 

This is a gentle day of nourishment for body mind and spirit , helping us to come home to ourselves and to find our own peace and joy in the world and the life circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Agenda 

9.30               Registration and Welcome

10.00             Mindful Movement and Meditation

10.30             Exploring the work of Mary Oliver - soul food for our times

10.45            Among Trees - poetry and time outdside

12.15            Deep relaxation 

13.00             LUNCH.

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

15.15             COFFEE

15.45             Poems on heartfulness, presence and compassionate living 

16.15             Celebrating our 'one precious life'

17.00             End

 

 

A day with Mary Olivers Poetry
April 07, 2019,9:30 PM
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From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living
May 05, 2019
9:30 am
Mindful Facilitation Kilkenny
€80.00
6 spots left
Event Information

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living

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 tume 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.

Agenda

9.30               Registration and Welcome

10.00             Mindful Movement and Meditation

10.30             Undertanding Self Compassion

10.45             Individual  and small group process time    (including coffee)

12.15             Body Scan 

13.00             LUNCH.

2.15               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.

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness - The Art of Compassionate Living
May 05, 2019,9:30 AM
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A day with Mary Olivers Poetry
June 02, 2019
9:30 pm
The White Feather Well Being Centre,, Chapel Street, Bennetsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
€80.00
12 spots left
Event Information

The invitation is to spend a day exploring the poetry of Mary Oliver, interspersed with gentle mindfulness practices, time outdoors ( forest bathing), and some creative activity - journaling, mandala making or claywork as you like. 

It is not necessary to have any previous expereince of either Mary Oliver poems or the practie of Mindfulness. 

This is a gentle day of nourishment for body mind and spirit , helping us to come home to ourselves and to find our own peace and joy in the world and the life circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Agenda 

9.30               Registration and Welcome

10.00             Mindful Movement and Meditation

10.30             Exploring the work of Mary Oliver - soul food for our times

10.45            Among Trees - poetry and time outdside

12.15            Deep relaxation 

13.00             LUNCH.

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

15.15             COFFEE

15.45             Poems on heartfulness, presence and compassionate living 

16.15             Celebrating our 'one precious life'

17.00             End

 

 

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June 02, 2019,9:30 PM
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Finding Peace Where we are - Mindfulness and Cosmology
June 22, 2019
9:30 am
Tubrid, Barna
€80.00
16 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 22, 2019,9:30 AM
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Finding Peace Where we are - Mindfulness and Cosmology
July 27, 2019
9:30 am
The White Feather Wellbeing Centre , Chapel Lane, Benntsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
€80.00
16 spots left
Event Information

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
July 27, 2019,9:30 AM
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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