Course Description

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (mindful living for everyday life)

Marino College

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction  –  (mindful living for everyday life)

This course consists of a pre-course orientation followed by 8 weekly classes plus an additional session of mindfulness practice on a weekend day  (date to be arranged with participants) between weeks 5 & 7 of the course.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is living in the present moment with awareness of whatever is arising without judgement.  It is a way of being in wise relationship on an inner and outer level with yourself and with others.  It is a way of managing yourself in your life and responding to your life experiences.   It is a way of being awake to your life as it unfolds moment by moment with openness and kindness.

Mindfulness requires a commitment to practice and an attitudinal change that includes an invitation to become more familiar with the field of your own body, mind, heart, and life by paying attention in new, more systematic and more loving ways.

Who is the course for?

This Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is for anyone seeking to positively and profoundly affect one’s ability to reduce a variety of symptoms of physical and/or emotional difficulties, by training in and cultivating a regular mindfulness practice. With the increased awareness that comes from practicing mindfulness – deliberately paying attention, non- judgementally and in the present moment-  participants on an MBSR course can develop skills to help them respond to their particular difficulties rather than being run by them, and to  relate to self and others with increased compassion, presence, and wisdom.  In essence, people sign up to MBSR to alleviate some kind of “suffering”. By engaging in and committing to the practice of mindfulness and by being open to a new way of seeing life and its difficulties, that suffering can be relieved and emotional and physical balance and wellbeing can be restored.


The practice of mindfulness has the potential to become a lifelong companion and ally.

In the MBSR Programme we use mindfulness meditationbreathing exercises, focused awareness techniques and mindful body movement to develop and cultivate a higher level of self-understanding of how we deal with the stresses we meet in our lives.


Facilitator: Declan Peelo is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, working in both the public and private sector. He has completed the MBSR Practice Teaching Training with the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School,


Course Code 20
College Name Marino College
Course Category Mindfulness, Wellbeing
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 16th September 2019
Course End Date 26th November 2019
Course Fee €250
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times Monday: 6.30pm -9.00pm
Entry Requirements Wear loose comfortable clothing, and bring a blanket or a mat please.
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Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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