“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
The programme is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, Jack Kornfield, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tony Bates and other master practitioners and experts in the field. It is suitable for beginners and those who have already been involved in Mindfulness practice. The programme provides you with a clear structure, within which you can observe your own mind and body and life unfolding. It offers a systematic approach for working with whatever arises. This framework is evidenced based. It is shaped into a common sense 8-week programme for anyone interested in his/her health and sanity especially in this frantic world.
Aims and Objectives
This 8-week Mindfulness Programme offers encouragement to move from the busy “doing” mode of mind to a more gentle way of “being” – being more present to what is here and holding whatever we find with kindness and compassion. Mindfulness and Meditation creates greater mental clarity, seeing things with open-hearted awareness. It is a place – a vantage point from which we can witness our own thoughts, feelings and struggles as they arise.
Entry Requirements and Application
Commitment to this programme is a radical act of trust and faith in yourself. The core of this programme is a series of daily practices and the breaking of unconscious thinking and behaving that prevent you living life to the full. So each week you are guided through a meditation practice and encouraged to engage in a practical task in Mindful awareness. Week by week you will re-discover a sense of peace and contentment.
This e-course is available on-demand. If you wish to receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certificate from the International College for Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD) for your portfolio, it is available on completion of the course. Please discuss with your tutor.
“I like the way the course is laid out with its weekly in depth teachings and reminders. I found the gentleness of the writing came across in a soothing and easy way which helped me with kindness and compassion…I would recommend this 8 week Online Mindfulness and Mindful-Living programme to my colleagues and friends.” – M. O Sullivan
“Regarding the ICPPD online Mindfulness course, I found it amazing. I have done a practitioners course in Mindfulness in 2015, which enabled me to practice with my students. However to have something like your course in such detail and particularly for myself, this was soul food for me.
I really enjoyed the video clips suggested. I loved practicing the Techniques it helped me to remember how important it is to be grounded not just in my job but in my personal life. I have started to encourage my 4 year old grandson to practice mindfulness by simple things like asking him to describe to me in detail what he is doing when playing with Plasticine, how does it smell, what does it feel like etc. it’s been amazing !! Thank you. I have recommended this course to lots of people , apart from being an excellent learning it is flexible and without pressure. Thank you again.” – From a serious advocate of mindfulness from Cork