Certificate in Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Certificate in Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

Mindfulness practice is about directing our attention to what is happening right here, right now, with an attitude of kindness towards ourselves and our experience. Mindfulness has become increasingly popular in recent times with hospitals, schools, prisons, the military, and many workplaces now using this life-changing practice.

In recent years there has also been extensive scientific research demonstrating mindfulness many benefits. Regular mindfulness practice has been shown to help us to reduce stress, stay healthy, improve relationships, increase focus, attention and memory as well as deepen our understanding with ourselves, others and the world around us.

This programme will give participants a clear understanding of how to integrate mindfulness into daily life. The application of mindfulness in a variety of settings will be explored such as interpersonal relationships, education, healthcare and the workplace. Participants will investigate what gives rise to stress and there will be a strong emphasis on how we can use mindfulness to effectively deal with stress in our lives.

Throughout the programme learners will also explore the practice and benefits of mindful self-compassion practices. We will investigate how developing a kind and
compassionate relationship with ourselves can benefit our lives. The development of a strong personal mindful practice will be at the core of this programme. Participants will be supported in developing and nurturing a personal mindfulness practice and to reflect on this practice as the programme progresses

What will I experience?

• History of Mindfulness

• Principles of Mindfulness
• Formal Mindfulness Practices
• Informal Mindfulness Practices
• Mindful Self-Compassion
• Science of Mindfulness
• Mindfulness and the Brain
• Mindfulness in Interpersonal Relationships
• Mindfulness in Education
• Mindfulness and Health
• Mindfulness in the Workplace

Additional Information

Please note: Institute Induction is on Saturday 22 September 2018 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Attendance on that date is compulsory.

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
1 Year
Course Commencement Date:

Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 6pm

Course Award:
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature applicant


Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish).


Any QQI level 5 qualifcation is acceptable.

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