What is mindfulness?
If you wish to deal with stress and anxiety, learn how to manage random, negative and chaotic thoughts, sleep better, build confidence, tune into your gut feeling and participate in your life then Mindfulness is for you.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the present moment with full acceptance and non-judgement. It lets us absorb the richness of the moment instead of going through life with half of our attention on the past or future or our own mental chatter.
During this 8 week mindfulness course you will be re-training yourself to live more in the moment, deal stress, anxiety, worry etc and live your best life. Much like we exercise our physical body to be fit and healthy, mindfulness is training for our minds. It takes time and patience, and much like going to the gym, the more that you put into it the more you will get out of it.
"I highly recommend Ellen's classes - they are a lovely way to both learn about and experience meditation in a beautiful calming atmosphere - I was sorry when the course was over!
“A great way to give yourself time for just you , makes you realize the little steps you can take to help yourself be a better happier version of you.”
"On starting the 8 week course I was hoping to make some improvement to my compassion and the way I was responding to others in my life.I got so very much more and feel that I have started on a life long journey of discovery, I can recommend this course to any and every one."
It is one of the most scientifically tested forms of Meditation and the results are compelling. Currently there are over 3,000 research articles on Mindfulness and there are many more experiments in the pipeline.
Neuroscientists have discovered that after just 8 weeks of mindfulness practice, the brain literally changes shape. They have found changes in the cerebral cortex, in the hippocampus and in the amygdala all indicating that we become: happier, more focused, more compassionate (to ourselves and others), better able to deal with anxiety and stress.
They found that learning becomes easier and we are better able to remember. They also found that mindfulness slows down the ageing process!
the eight week course
Each week you will receive comprehensive notes and an accompanying recorded mindfulness practice for use at home. So that by the end of the 8 weeks you will have a "Mindfulness Toolkit" of information and meditations that will help you deal with any situation in your life.
"I now single-task instead of multi-tasking! I now make more time for myself! I don’t instantly react to situations as I used to do - & problems aren’t the drama that they used to be!" Course participant
Over the duration of the course, we will cover topics such as
The explanation: What mindfulness is exactly & what it isn't
The scientific proof for Mindfulness: the most scientifically tested form of meditation.
Simple ways in which you can easily interweave it into your everyday life : at work and home
How mindfulness can help you to deal with anxiety
How to respond to your life rather than react to it
Living with acceptance and non-judgement and how they can transform your life.
Using mindfulness to manage emotions to feel more at peace, calm and in control.
Cultivating compassion - Learning how to befriend yourself, the longest and most important relationship you will ever have.
The body scan for a restful night’s sleep, cultivating a mind body connection and working with your body to achieve your goals.
And lots more
By practicing Mindfulness techniques for 10 to 20 minutes every day, all of the above benefits are available to you. The question therefore is not why should you practice Mindfulness but why you’re not already!
Price: €250 per person. Your place will only be secured upon receipt of a €75 deposit. Once you register you will be sent an email with the payment options. The balance is due 1 week prior to the start date. T's & C's apply
Places are limited to 12 per class. Class duration is 90 minutes
Course Instructor: Ellen Shilling
Please note there is no class on a bank holiday.
From past participants
"Having just completed this course I can only say that it should be part of everyone's new year plan. Ellen runs a wonderful programme - food for the soul" Dearbhalla
“I met Ellen at previous events where she had given an introduction to Mindfulness, she always made me curious and once I decided to make that journey to find out more about Mindfulness I knew that it was going to be with Ellen. The experience over the last 8 weeks has been wonderful, each week learning and practicing something new. It has thought me to live and enjoy today, don't worry about the past and the future well that is not here yet!
"I started this journey to help me on my journey to recover from chronic fatigue. engaging in meditation and mindfulness helped me with my energy levels and just learning to relax and be in the moment! Ellen makes you feel at home and at ease in her class. If you engage with this class you will get a lot out of it."
"Ellen is a magnificent mindfulness teacher, only looking at her and listening to her, you feel more relaxed. The ambience at the classes is really nice and learning about mindfulness and meditating guided by Ellen has been really enjoyable."
"Ellen's 8 week mindfulness course is life changing. It taught me self-compassion for the first time in my life - how to speak to myself like a good friend. It taught me the power of staying in the moment and the uselessness of worrying about things I cannot change. I'm so excited to have started my mindfulness journey and am more positive now about the road ahead"
"Practising mindfulness made me realise that there is a level of calmness which most of us never get to experience in our daily lives because we don't know how to gain access to."
"The 8 week course with Ellen was just fantastic. It has given me the opportunity to take time out and focus on myself and my emotional feelings as well as my body. Truly a wonderful course, cannot recommend to too highly."
"In the hectic world we all seem to inhabit now, the capacity to sideline the daily 'noise' to find some peacefulness at any given moment is a goal worth setting. Ellen Shilling's approach to being mindful is the first step in reaching that goal."
If you want to go at your own pace, or feel that you might benefit from a little one-on-one tuition I am available to take single bookings