“Mindfulness? – I’m too busy!” Says The Teacher!

Have you ever felt that way as a busy teacher?  Dominic Cogan knows all about it after working in education for thirty years. Ahead of his .b Foundations course starting he talks us through the benefits of mindfulness for teachers. It’s like we know we need to unwind, to take stock, to pause amid all the rushing around that passes for …

Mindful Parenting Is A Gentle Tool Kit.

Mindfulness expert Dominic Cogan shares some wisdom about parenting and describes what to expect from his mindful parenting course starting in October. If I am honest, I have learnt as much about Mindful Parenting from being a mindless parent, as I have from practicing mindfulness! One thing my mindfulness practice does is that it forces me to be honest with myself …

The Sound Of Silence.

We all think we know what silence is but there are several different understandings of what it means.  Sr Stan talks us through some understandings of this oft used term, ahead of a new season of courses here on Stanhope St. For one person to say “I was silent” for another person may mean “I was stunned”, “I didn’t react”, …

“Peaceful Balm For The Soul” – Ashram Attendees Describe Their Experience.

Our Ashram experience, in the sublime setting of Stella Maris House in Howth has been underway throughout the month of July and still has a week to go. Under the gracious guidance of Korko Moses, a Jesuit priest from India dozens of people have been pursuing silence, simplicity and inner stillness in a serene location. It’s really been an immensely uplifting spiritual experience …

Reap The Rewards Of Mindfulness In Your Teaching Practice.

Stillness and classrooms aren’t always two words that go together, they are often quite a noisy busy place. Full of questions and directions and constant decision making. A place where telling someone to “sit still and be quiet” is more of an admonishment than an invitation to exploring the self. Niamh Bruce aims to correct that and writes about bringing …