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Mindfulness & Self Compassion

(includes lunch  cost €60)

Sat 29th June 10am to 2pm

This morning of Mindfulness & Self care will take place at Bawn Holistic Centre, Mullinalaghta, Longford. N39P798 (approx 6km outside Granard)

Take time out from your busy life  to reconnect with yourself, quieten your mind in this beautiful quiet space, with mindful walks in nature, meditations, the body scan, gentle stretching and mindful eating.  Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, no prob if you don’t as I have spare ones,  and a blanket and pillow for lying down.

Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness and  help us be kind and caring toward ourselves rather than being critical and judgmental. It allows us feel connected to others when we suffer, rather than feeling isolated and alone.  This  workshop will help you learn mindfulness &  self compassion so you can respond to difficult times in your life with kindness and care,  including guided meditations and exercises.   During the workshop you will begin to learn how to:

  • Practice self-compassion and kindness in your daily life
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Support yourself during those times when you suffer, fail, or feel inadequate

Research suggests that self-compassion reduces anxiety and depression, enables us to develop healthy habits such as diet and exercise, develop more satisfying personal relationships, builds resilience in the face of challenges, and improves overall well being.


Mindfulness & Self Compassion 6 week Course


Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Research have shown that MSC significantly increases self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreasing depression, anxiety and stress. This course is suitable for all ages, no previous experience necessary. We will be practicing mindfulness using the breath and the body as an anchor to help bring our attention to the present moment. It combines the skills of mindfulness and (self)-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness  and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we’re hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

This course  offers exercises in cultivating compassion for ourselves and others. This course is particularly suitable for those who find mindfulness practice beneficial but have difficulty integrating it into their daily lives. All who wish to deepen the healing effects of mindfulness and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards themselves and to others are welcome.

Please contact Pauline on 0863784747 to book or Price €12 per class.

There has never been a more important time to learn  these practices, allowing  you to develop the resources needed to help you to show up and support  yourself.

To book call Pauline on 086 3784747 or email

Price €12 per class

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8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion & Resilience (Online Course)

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In this 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion Course & Resilience Course you will learn the key principles and practices of self-compassion. Research has shown that these techniques can help improve our emotional well-being, improve our ability to cope with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, promote healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and lead to more satisfying personal relationships.

The course is a heartfelt, nurturing programme that uses meditations, group discussion, and experiential exercises
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

(also available to provide MBSR course for groups)

Starts Monday 9th January 2023 at 6.30pm to 9pm @ Bawn Holistic Centre, Cloonagh, Dring, Longford N39 P798 (near Granard & Lough Gowna)

(Jan 9th,16th,23rd,Feb 6th,13th,20th,27th, March 6th)

Full day Sunday 19th February 2023

 This intensive 8-week training programme recommended by Doctors & Counselors as The Gold Standard of Mindfulness Courses.  Weekly Syllabus available online along with guided meditations and home practice.

Who is the MBSR Course for?

This course is designed for adults of all ages and backgrounds, coping with Stress related to pain, anxiety, overwhelm, burnout and a range of life issues.

Which conditions does MBSR help­­­­­­?

In addition to MBSR’s preventative and supportive role in helping us cope with everyday Stress at work and at home, scientific studies have shown that it can be helpful in alleviating the symptoms and psychological distress of a range of conditions. These include

  • Cardiovascular diseases (eg. High blood pressure)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriasis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cancer

  (8 weeks )

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program is an intensive eight-week training to empower participants to take an active role in the management of their health and wellbeing. The 8 weekly classes meet for 2.5 hours and there is an all-day session  at weekend in the sixth week. Participants are asked to practice mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement for 45 minutes a day. Guided practices and workbook available online

The highly participatory practical course includes:

  • Guided Instruction in Mindfulness Meditation
  • Gentle stretching, movement and mindful yoga
  • Inquiry exercises promoting awareness in everyday life
  • Daily practices of mindfulness

The MBSR course can help you if you experience

  • Stress – Job, Family, Financial
  • Depression – Anxiety – Fear – Worry
  • Cancer – Heart Disease – Diabetes – Psoriasis
  • Burnout – Fatigue – Irritability – Post Traumatic Stress
  • Chronic Pain – Fibromyalgia – Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Emotional Pain – Sleep disorders – Eating disorders
  • Bereavement

Through the process of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness you can learn skills to assist you with the pain, stress and difficulties that are a natural part of life.

The course is challenging and life affirming. It enables participants to face and open up to whatever difficulties arise in life, with careful attention, kindness and a sense of possibility that arise through responding rather than reacting to experience. Mindfulness offers the potential to live life with more ease, less fear, less anxiety, less resistance and to connect with the present with a soft and open heart

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You can book a course securely using Paypal by clicking the appropriate Buy Now button below. Alternatively phone Pauline on 086 3784747.

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Vouchers Available

Gift vouchers are now available. Vouchers are valued at €55.

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The following are courses we run from time to time:

Half Day of Mindfulness & Well being

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness & Self Care

Day of Mindfulness & Self Compassion

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Class for the Workplace

Baby Massage Classes

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