INTRODUCTION – MINDFULNESS/MINDFUL LIVING Classes EDENDERRY/TULLAMORE – October 2018
Classes are for 5 weeks and start back in October
Aspen Counselling & Family Life Centre – Tullamore – Start Thursday October 4, 6.30PM -7.45PM for 5 weeks
23e Axis Business Park, Clara Rd, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 V3V9
Edenderry Parish Centre – beside Church in Edenderry Start Tuesday October 2, 7.30PM – 8.45PM for 5 weeks
Cost €85 to include: Notes, Meditation recordings, YouTube links, Reading List
Mindfulness/Meditation can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. My Introduction class give you the knowledge and techniques to get you started on a path toward greater calmness, acceptance, fulfillment and happiness. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax and change your thinking and your life.
These classes (5 weeks, 1.25 hour) will show using a combination of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural ( CBT) techniques and other concepts, to calm your mind, be more aware of who you are and what you want.
My Mindfulness and Mindful living classes will teach you about your mind and how it works. You learn about the nine attitudes of Mindfulness: acceptance; letting go; patience; trust; non-judging; non-striving; beginners mind; gratitude and generosity. You will also learn about formal and informal meditation, how to easily fit it into your life. Positive Psychology is focusing on the positives and strengths in your life, while recognising that we will not be happy all the time. This realisation helps us deal better with the ups and downs of life and flourish
You will learn:
- What is Mindfulness and Mindful Living?
- How Mindfulness can increase happiness and well-being and reduce stress
- Mindfulness Exercises and Techniques you can use straight away
- Calm your mind – deal better with challenges/difficult situations
- How Mindfulness can help you deal with regret about the past, worry about the future, resentments, negative thoughts
- Increase your self-awareness and awareness of others
- Learn to let go, relax, rest and sleep better
- Make Mindfulness and Mindful Living part of your life
- Manage your life better, have more focus on who you are and what YOU really want
- Better relationship with yourself and others. Let go of things that make you unhappy
- How to find you and be you.
The classes will show you how to hold up a mirror to yourself , find what is holding you back from changing your life to be happier. You will discover another layer of yourself, shake yourself up, open you up to the let the light in that can transform your life.
This class is ideal for people who want an introduction Mindfulness and Mindful living practice, techniques and exercises.
At each class you will be given notes on course content, links to meditations to use, activities to slowly build mindfulness and mindful living into your life.
Class sizes are limited. I also do one to one Mindfulness and Life Coaching. Free initial phone consultation to discuss.
If you are interested in future classes please message me on my FB Page
or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
text or phone me at 086- 2545506
Testimonials from previous Classes –
” Very well delivered , you have a great way about you” ” Very relaxed, always felt welcome and not afraid to give my opinion” ” very relevant …thoroughly enjoyed it ” ” Declan has a very calming voice…excellent” ” since starting I am using mindfulness daily” ” Presented well…find great benefit from it already” ” handouts were very good….use mindfulness on a daily basis in my work & home life ” ” Help to stay calm…and to relax” ” Presentation was very relaxing…peaceful…..my expectations were met” ” Presentation and handouts very good…mindfulness is very important and part of my daily routine “
Frequently asked questions about mindfulness-
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is returning your awareness from your wandering mind to what’s happening in the present moment, and doing so with acceptance. You have to return your awareness again and again because the mind wanders endlessly.
Mindfulness means being aware of what you are doing, while you are doing it. This means being aware that you are breathing, walking, driving, running making a phone call, cooking a meal and so on. When you have thoughts, notice that you have thoughts and come back to awareness of what you are actually doing. When you are emotional just notice the emotion – not trying to deepen it and not trying to push it away – and come back to awareness of what you are doing.
Mindfulness helps us to be more in the present, not ruminating about the past and anxious about the future. Mindfulness lowers stress, helps you to relate in a different way to the challenges of life and enhances your sense of well-being. You can be mindful anywhere and you don’t need any kind of equipment – so mindfulness is completely mobile.
How can I practice mindfulness?
Mindfulness can be practiced in a variety of ways as part of your daily life. The simplest method is to practice returning your awareness to your breathing because your breathing is always happening in the present moment.
I don’t have the time for mindfulness.
Yes you do. You can make mindfulness part of your day and you can decide that you will do some of your routine activities (drinking tea, brushing your teeth etc) mindfully, for instance. If you can put some time aside to just be mindful. Mindfulness exercises and mindfulness techniques are aimed at people who are very busy – and nowadays that means almost everybody.
Is mindfulness the same as living in the now?
Yes. When you practice mindfulness, you gently bring yourself back into the present moment every time you notice that you have drifted in your mind back to the past or into the future. Also, you gently bring yourself back to the present moment whenever you realise that you have drifted off into your imagination. The word “gently” is important. Never, ever scold yourself for drifting away from awareness. Drifting is what minds do. Accept this fact and take your awareness back to the present moment.
My name is Declan Conlon, I am a Personal Change and Mindfulness and Mindful living Coach. I am a qualified Life and Executive Coach and Mindfulness teacher.
I am a great listener with a positive and caring attitude to life
Mindfulness and mindful life management has changed me and my life in a way that I could never have imagined. I am calmer and more at ease with myself and others. I have a clear awareness of where I am, and where I want to be. I am able to deal with negative thoughts that come into my head and not let them overwhelm me. I have a much better relationship now with myself, my family, friends and work colleagues.
My passion is to share this with others. My one to ones, classes and workshops, will show you techniques and places to look for your solutions, but will not tell you what to see. That is your individual choice.
SERVICES AND TRAINING I PROVIDE
Mindfulness and Mindful living classes
These classes (5 weeks, 1.25 hours) will show using a combination of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural ( CBT) techniques and other concepts, to calm your mind, be more aware of who you are and what you want. You will learn how to practice and incorporate this into to your life in an easy and non disruptive fashion. These classes allow you to gradually build Mindfulness and Mindful Living into your life….weekly practice and learning….build the habit.
These classes normally run from Mid January and Mid September for 6 weeks.
Mindfulness/ Mindful Living Group
I facilitate and lead a fortnightly group for people who know and practice Mindfulness. This group gives them the benefits of regular practice, share experiences and discussion with a group. When you meditate with others, it supports the meditation you do on your own. You have a common desire to achieve peace of mind. You get a boost. if you are already familiar with mindfulness and want to practice with a group, or resume your practice, this would be ideal for you.
One to One Coaching
We all encounter personal change at various stages in life. It may be career, change of lifestyle, personal circumstances, retirement etc. At times like that we need a one to one relationship with someone we can trust to be safe, confidential and qualified to help us find the way forward to happiness and fulfillment. I can provide that relationship. I provide this service on a face to face basis or by phone or Skype for convenience. I do one to one Mindfulness sessions or one to one Life Coaching sessions. Sessions can be tailored to the individual needs of each client, after an initial assessment. Contact me for an initial 15 minute telephone conversation/ assessment free of charge. Contact detail above.
Mindfulness in the workplace workshops
People need to balance their needs as a person with their working life and their life outside work. It’s about overall effectiveness. If you are great at your job but your personal life is bad and vice versa, you will not have overall effectiveness. My workshops will give you the tools and help you find the means to harmonise both. Employers now realise the importance of this and often provide these workshops for their employees to help them. Success is a win-win for both employee and employer.