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The next 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course starts on Tuesday 27 September 2022 at 7pm. This course will take place at the beautiful Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork City. 

This course will be delivered  by Seamus McMahon who is based in Crosshaven, Co. Cork. Seamus holds an MSc with distinction in Mindfulness Based Approaches from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales. He is an experienced teacher of Mindfulness and MBSR, and is a current registered full member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland See testimonials from past course participants.

Over the 8 weeks, participants will learn how to develop and maintain a mindfulness practice and how to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives. The course is suitable for beginners and for those with experience who wish to deepen or renew their mindfulness practice. The course will follow the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, UMASS University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA.

The regular practice of Mindfulness has been shown through research to lessen anxiety and stress and to improve wellbeing. This course is suitable for people of all ages. It is helpful in many contexts, including workplace stress, parenting, relationship and communication issues, or just the challenges of day-to-day living. Many people experience real benefits.

Booking procedure

The full course fee is €295 which includes eight weekly 2 1/2 hour sessions, a detailed course booklet, links to audio-recordings of meditations, and a day retreat (10am to 4pm). The course will start at 7pm on Tuesday 27 September 2022 and end on Tuesday 8th November 2022.  The day retreat which is optional will take place on Sunday 30th October in Ennismore.  Click on button below to book.

You are very welcome to contact Seamus at 0851636300 or with any questions you may have.

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What does the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course involve?

This course is experiential and involves learning and practising different types of gentle mindful meditations and finding out about the background and theories of mindfulness. Most of the course relates to how to apply the practice of mindfulness to everyday life and to work.
Clinical research has shown that the regular practice of mindfulness leads to reduced stress and anxiety, improved well being and greater enjoyment of life.
To benefit fully from the course, it is recommended that each participant sets aside a half-hour each day to practise the meditation exercises learned during the course. It is also recommended that each participant commits to attending all of the 8 classes, as far as is practicable.

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