Mindfulness frees us from the conditioning that governs and limits our lives. This results in the flourishing of our human potential to make choices about how we live in connection with ourselves and our world. We help people to transform their lives by training them in being present, responding with compassion and seeing deeply their habitual patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We do this by providing a long-term systematic training in Mindfulness for living and see this transformation at the end of every course. This course will help you to build up inner peace, contentment, and love, so you will learn that a sense of wellness is not based on external conditions.
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) is based on the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn. It is similar to other 8 week Mindfulness programs such as MBSR and MBCT, however the MBSR is focused in Stress Reduction and MBCT is specific for depression meanwhile the MBLC is open to all. Another key difference: whilst focused on developing mindfulness, the MBLC also introduces methods for nurturing self-compassion and compassion for others. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing, it has the potential to boost happiness, reduces anxiety and depression. This course welcomes everybody: from total beginners to seasoned practisioners.
Who Is This Course For?
This course is for anyone, total beginners or seasoned mindfulness practicioners. The aim of this course is to help you develop an in-depth personal experience of mindfulness and to develop a sustained personal practice which can be applied to your everyday life.
The MBLC Overview
The MBLC course is an eight week course consisting of 8 sessions, each session is 2 hours long. There is also a Day of Silent Practice included in the course. Each 2 hour session consists of explanations about evidence-based tools to help the development of a healthy mind and teaching about tools to help us cope with life struggles; guided practices and time to ask questions or simply reflect upon what came up during the exercises. There will be printed hand-outs given at the end of each class. All audio guided practices are sent via email or you can ask for a CD. During the 8 weeks you will have complete access to the membership area on the Clarity Ireland Website where you can watch videos and listen to audio guided practices too.
Tea & coffee provided free of charge.
* Max 15 participants per course. Early booking advisable! * Wear comfortable clothing and socks as we are going to take our shoes off for comfort.
MBLC Weekly Overview
•Introductory Session – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It? •Week 1 – Start Where We Are •Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present •Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support •Week 4 – Working with Distraction •Week 5 – Exploring the Undercurrent •Week 6 – Attitude of the Observer•Day of Practice •Week 7 – Self-acceptance •Week 8 – A Mindfulness Based Life •Follow Up – The Rest of Your Life
The MBLC is recognised as an eight week course in the UK Good Practice Guidelines and a certificate of completion is issued at the completion of the course. This certificate can be used for those wishing to apply for .B or paws B courses.