This course is now full and booking has been closed. If you wish to be put on a waiting list please email Seamus McMahon at or text or ring 0851636300. 

The next 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course starts on Wednesday 27th September 2023 at 7pm at the Scala Retreat and Conference Centre, Blackrock, Cork City. Only one place remains to be filled on this course.  

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.

More details and booking procedure

The full course fee is €340 which includes eight weekly 2 1/2 hour sessions, a day of mindfulness retreat, a detailed course booklet, and links to audio-recordings of meditations. The course will start at 7pm on Wednesday 27th September and end on Wednesday 15 November 2023.  The day retreat will take place on Sunday 5th November 2023 at Scala between 10am and 4pm. Fee concessions are available upon request. Click on button below to book and to secure a place.

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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