During these sessions we practise mindfulness together as a community as we continue to navigate this time of uncertainty and change. It’s an opportunity for you to experience stillness, awaken the senses, and come home to the body through heart-centred mindfulness practices.
Whether you’ve been practising for some time or are new to mindfulness, you’re welcome.
The practice of mindfulness and self compassion help us to tune into and familiarise ourselves with our reality, discerning what’s important in our changing lives, while also responding to challenges more skilfully, instead of reacting to what we don’t wish to experience.
What is Self-Compassion?
Self-compassion involves treating yourself like you would a good friend who is having a hard time, whatever the circumstances. Our western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our family, friends and neighbours who maybe struggling. But typically we don’t treat ourselves as well as we do those who are close to us.
Self-compassion is a practice in which we learn to be a good friend to ourselves when we need it most – to become an inner ally rather than an inner enemy.
Although a simple way to think about self-compassion is treating yourself as you would treat a good friend, the more complete definition involves three core elements that we bring to bear when we are in pain: Self-kindness, Common Humanity and Mindfulness .
Please contact me if you are interested in registering for this programme.
Meet the facilitator – Eilis Cullen
- Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher (CMSC, University of San Diego)
- Certified MBSR Teacher, (CFM, University of Massachusetts Medical School)
- Post Graduate Certificate Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Bangor University, Wales)
- Mindfulness Supervisor (Bangor University, Wales)
- Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist, MIAHIP, MECP.
- Gestalt Psychotherapist. (Dublin Gestalt Centre)
- Board Member Mindful Nation Ireland
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― G. Buddha
Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. – Buddha