Noeleen Fitzgerald is a fully trained MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBLC (Mindfulness Based Living Course) teacher.
In 2018 she completed an 18-month Diploma in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions at the Mindfulness Centre for Professional Training in Dublin and prior to this in 2016 she completed a 12-month teacher training programme with the Mindfulness Association UK in Scotland.
She follows the good practice guidelines developed by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers for teaching mindfulness based courses.
She has been practicing Meditation and Mindfulness for several decades and has had an established daily mindfulness practice for many years. Noeleen has a thorough understanding of mindfulness as a practitioner and continues to develop herself professionally by attending retreats, further training and keeping up with the latest research. She is passionate about transformation and wellbeing and is committed to helping others to create lasting, sustainable change.
Noeleen has 39 years experience working in the Health Service and is an experienced trainer, coach, counsellor, mentor and fully qualified yoga teacher with YFNI (Yoga Fellowship NI).
Noeleen delivers an eight-week mindfulness based stress reduction course, based on the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn and introduction to mindfulness classes.
New 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR)
WHERE: Mediation Northern Ireland 83 University Street, Belfast BT71HP
WHEN: Monday evenings 5.45pm-8.15pm commencing 21 st January 2019-11th March 2019
includes 1 day retreat Sunday 3rd March 2019 10am - 4pm
COST OF COURSE: £250
Concession places available please enquire.
This course consists of 2-2.5 hour weekly sessions for 8 weeks for up to 15 participants. The price also includes an all day retreat in Drumalis Retreat Centre, Glenarm Road, Larne with tea/coffee and lunch included. Mindfulness is shared through both formal and informal practices. Group discussions on practices are an important part of the process and within each session there will be an opportunity to discuss experience of home practice and session based exercises including challenges which may be encountered as you learn new skills. To get the most benefit from the programme and for it to have a meaningful impact participants are asked to commit to dedicating at least 45 minutes of home practice daily between classes. This can be challenging to integrate into a busy life but mindfulness is likened to developing a musical or athletic ability therefore the more you practice the more likely you are to become proficient and establish a solid mindfulness practice.
Please note before you pay a deposit for this course contact me to be sent an application form - thank you. Email directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can be made by bank transfer cheque or cash
The benefits of mindfulness are:
• Improved focus and concentration
• Increased ability to access ‘calm’ under pressure
• Increased self-awareness
• Skillful ways to respond to difficult emotions and situations
• Reduced vulnerability to stress & anxiety
• Enhanced health and immune response
• Increased compassion, empathy for and understanding of others
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to significantly reduce various physical and mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, chronic pain, psoriasis, eating disorders, IBS and IBD, issues with concentration and memory, among many others benefits.
Mindfulness teaches us to direct our attention to what is happening right here, right now, with an attitude of kindness towards ourselves and our experience.
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Why are we not teaching Mindfulness in Schools? Mindfulness is the foundation of all learning