ICPPD, Garden Vale, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Wednesday 6th, 13th, and 20th February 2013
9.30am - 4.00pm
€275.00 (Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis)
Christine Moran, M.A. (Holistic Development for Pastoral Ministry). Christine is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor. She has presented at conferences and taught mindfulness for many years. She uses mindfulness in her own life and in her work with clients. She trained and practised meditation and mindfulness in America, Thailand, Germany and Ireland. She is author of Dear Precious Being. Christine lectures on the Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Programme at ICPPD.
Dr Tony Bates, well known psychologist, is immersing himself in a year long Mindfulness project. Judging from the callers to the John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1 recently, there is a growing interest in the ancient practice of Mindfulness.
These days will introduce you to the practice of Mindfulness as a personal and professional resource. The theory and practice of Mindfulness will enhance your understanding and demonstrate how it can be integrated into your work as a professional helper.
"Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be". - Thich Nhat Hanh.
“The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment”. - Jon Kabat-Zinn.
The theoretical input of this training is based on the international writings of Thich Nhat Hanh - Vietnamese monk, Nobel Prize Nominee, peace activist and Dr John Kabat Zinn - founder and director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, and Irish writers Tony Bates - former principal clinical psychologist at St James’s Hospital and Padraig O Morain - counsellor, broadcaster, columnist and author of Light Mind, mindfulness for daily living (Veritas 2009) and other books.
Aims and Objectives:
The value of mindfulness as a personal and professional resource has been gaining a reputation in the western hemisphere. Mindfulness is increasingly recognised as a valuable intervention in counselling internationally. People around the world practice mindfulness to enhance their experience of living and wellbeing.
Mindfulness involves continually returning your awareness to your present-moment unfolding of experience in a non-judgmental way. People suffering loss, anxiety, stress, depression and worry find this simple approach helpful in their daily living.
Who should apply:
Training in Mindfulness and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for professionals and Educators
This programme is of interest to practitioners and professionals in counselling and psychotherapy, education and in mental health who would like to add mindfulness to interventions already available to them for helping clients and who would like to use mindfulness in their own lives. The training introduces participants to the practice of mindfulness, helps them to deepen their practice if they already use mindfulness, and teaches participants through theory and practice how to use mindfulness with clients.
- Buddhist psychology from which mindfulness emerged
- Information and definitions of mindfulness from theorists
- The purpose of mindfulness
- Exploration and demonstration of the use of mindfulness with clients.
- The contributions and limitations of mindfulness as a therapeutic tool
- Exploration of the use of mindfulness in your own life
- Practice sessions in triads as therapist, client and observer using your own case work
- Opportunities to practice mindfulness during the training days
- Suggested reading list and other guidelines will be given to participants
All training programmes at The International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD) are underpinned by the ethos which is to achieve, and maintain, a standard of Excellence in our Programmes and Students, and in our Staff as Educators, through a Combined Commitment to a Person Centred, Holistic Approach for the Individual Learner.
On this programme we aim to provide a warm, respectful, non judgemental learning environment. The programme is interactive, experiential and taught through lectures, small group work, practice sessions and assignments.
Award: Certificate in Mindfulness: A Personal and Professional Resource
Awarding Body: International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD)
Attendance at all training days is necessary to qualify for the award of the Certificate
Please download application form or contact ICPPD for details Tel: 09064 70484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Form - Certificate in Mindfulness - A Personal and Professional Resounce