"I found the Mindfulness course a very enriching experience. I learnt to avoid the drama created by my mind by focus in on the present. When you realise you can learn to do this it is very empowering and adds balance to your life. I became more aware that our lives are made up of 'moments' but you must be present to experience them. Mindfulness is an invaluable life skill that changes your perspective on what is really important. You can learn to filter negative thoughts and nourish positive ones. I learnt that kindness starts within yourself to yourself and then you have the capacity to see kindness in situations that you didn't recognise before which in turn changes the dynamic. Kati is the essence of what she is teaching."
Yvonne Kenna, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC)
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 12 participants per course. Early booking advisable! 8 WEEK MBLC - Course Fees: €250. We can only hold places upon deposit payment of 80 Euro (non-refundable). Payment of balance to be made on Registration Night. If you are having financial difficulties please ring Kati (085-7867809). 24 hrs of in-class teachings, A full day of Practice, Manuals and 6 hours of Audio Guided Practices and full access to Clarity Ireland's membership area all inclusive in cost! * 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 (course participants must attend to 90 percent of sessions) This certificate can be used for those wishing to apply for .B or paws B courses.
Ashbourne - Clarity Ireland, Race Hill. Mondays- 7 to 9 PM Introduction - 11th March Session 1 - 25th March Session 2 - 01st April Session 3 - 08th April Session 4 - 15th April Session 5 - 29th April Session 6 - 13th May Session 7 - 20th May Full Day of Practice - 25th May Saturday ( If you can't make this date be assured that you can always join any of the Day of Practice Retreats that Kati runs throughout the year) Session 8 - 27th May
Full Day of Practice 25th May 2019 Clarity Ireland, Tara House, Race Hill, Ashbourne, Co. Meath A day to practice mindfulness with like minded people. This mini retreat will be led by Kati Simpson (more info please click here). It is a day to connect or reconnect with our practice so it will be a silent mini retreat, silence is a wonderful way to gain insight into the habitual patterns of our minds. It is also a very unique opportunity to share other people's presence, to observe our judging mind, our likes and dislikes, our attitudes towards others and ourselves. We will be practicing sitting, walking, eating, body movement and body scan mindfulness practices through the day. We will have small breaks and lunch at 1 pm. Light lunch provided. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served during breaks. The Mini Retreat starts at 10 am sharp and finishes at 4 pm. Cost: €50 Free for those enrolled in an 8 Week MBLC Course