Paws .b [dot be] is a school mindfulness curriculum for children from age 7-11 (first to sixth class), developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project, UK. It aims to give students mindfulness as a life skill.
Please note this course is fully booked up but we have a waiting list open if you wish to join.
This 5 day course was developed for the Sanctuary by Br. Richard OFM cap and has been running each summer since 2006. These 5 experiential days will equip you to build a focused, reflective and meditative environment in the classroom, using simple, applied, mindfulness practices.
These half days of reflection, meditation and mindfulness are led by an experienced facilitator, trained in mindfulness. Throughout the year these half-days provide an opportunity to nurture and strengthen the energy of mindfulness and the practice of meditation in the company of others.
The course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting more out of living. Many people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including: An increased ability to relax and experience calm and an increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long term stressful situations.
With Orla Burchael & Shirley Roe, this is a 6 week Friday afternoon course on mindful eating is about giving a gift to yourself – the gift of appreciating the food that you eat. When you are more aware of your relationship with food, you have more choice, more possibilities about what is nourishing for you.
With Dominic Cogan, an 8-week programme delivered by a trained Mindfulness for Teachers: .b Foundations teacher. It is designed for teachers, staff, and parents who want to develop their own mindfulness practice and enhance their own wellbeing. However it would also enable participants who develop a practice to qualify for further training in order to teach .b or Paws .b to young people.
Saturday 23rd of September or November 11, 2017 at 10am.
This workshop is designed to help participants live more compassionately. Each participant will be invited to work towards forming habits that are kinder, gentler, more compassionate and mindful, leading to a lifetime habit of mindfulness and compassion for self and others. Mindful practices and mindful eating will be an integral part of the day.
With Carolin Grampp, this 8 week Wednesday evening Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) course is designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. It is based on the research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer. It teaches core principles and practices which enable us to respond to difficult moments in our lives with kindness, care and understanding.
Developing resilience is a personal journey, we are all naturally resilient, it is not a rare quality found in extraordinary people. It is a natural human state. But we can build our skills, nurture our resources and learn to deal with challenges more effectively. This is the purpose of the workshop and the exploration/ learning will take place within a mindful context because the first step towards more resilient thinking and behaviour is awareness.
Resilience is our ability to successfully cope with adversity in the face of challenge. During the workshop we will explore building an emotional toolbox , looking at resilient thinking in action, nurturing our resources, the value of staying connected and learning how to deal with these challenges more effectively. We will place strong emphysis on the mindful qualities of self-care and self-compassion. This course runs for six weeks.
Learn short mindfulness practices that will enable you to be more fully present and supportive to your child as they face the increasing challenges of finding their feet in today’s world. There will be opportunities to explore experiences with other parents and notes provided for each session.
Dominic has been practicing mindfulness meditation for almost fourteen years. Dominic also works regularly in bringing mindfulness
to students, teachers and administrators at both primary and secondary level. Dominic is a father of three children.
This six week course starts on Thursday October 5th, 7-9pm.
We live in a world that is a busy, demanding and often confusing giving us little time to stop and be with ourselves in the wonder of each new moment. This one day workshop, will offer a variety of opportunities to pause and be still and experience that wonder.