Denise has an MSc. in 'Mindfulness-Based Interventions' from University College Dublin (UCD). She also has qualifications in ‘Advanced Trauma-Sensitive Practice’ and 'Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)', and many more. She regularly delivers a variety of mindfulness courses to groups and on a one-to-one basis.
Get in touch today to discover more about our mindfulness group courses or our individual sessions.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
We can often be unaware that our mind is somewhere else, we are out of touch with our body, and we have come engrossed in thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. This can have a big impact on how we live our lives, interpret events and respond to what is happening around us. Mindfulness can help us to interrupt the habit of getting lost in thought and learn tools that can help us to reclaim how we respond to the unavoidable stressors in our lives in an accepting and non-judgemental way.
Over the last 30 years, academic research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and physical medicine has documented the wide-ranging benefits of practicing mindfulness, particularly in an 8-week mindfulness course format such as the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR). The evidence has shown that Mindfulness-Based Interventions can be an effective aid in the treatment of many mental and physical health issues, as well as generally improving our performance, relationships, and well-being.
Taster Mindfulness Session
Experience a brief introduction to Mindfulness and stress reduction through a Mindfulness taster session (60 mins) that provides a gentle and relaxing introduction to the principal skills, techniques, and scientific research behind Mindfulness. This session can be experienced one to one, or in a group setting. ENQUIRE NOW
Finding Peace in a Frantic World (FW - Adults)
This course is an introduction to Mindfulness based on the best-selling guide by Prof. Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman. It follows the MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) approach with shorter weekly sessions and home practice.
The course aims to teach simple mindfulness practices to break the cycle of stress, unhappiness, anxiety, and mental exhaustion. It consists of 8 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each and home practice of 10-20 minutes. However, the course can be tailored to meet your requirements. ENQUIRE NOW
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the most recognized and established mindfulness course, taught all over the world. This practical and educational program is scientifically proven to help people cope better with stress, depression, and anxiety.
Over eight weeks, you will learn how to bring kind, non-judgmental awareness to your body and mind, discover how to apply mindfulness to stressful situations, and how to integrate the practice into your day to day. We also reflect on your experience to ensure you get the most out of the course and the accompanying exercises.
The program includes a set of guided mindfulness recordings for home practice, and a workbook manual, to provide context, track your experience, and support you during and after the 8-week course. ENQUIRE NOW
Mindfulness in the Workplace
According to Forbes Human Resource Council (2020), being present and mindful without passing judgment is a 21st-century skill. Research shows that increasing mindfulness in the workplace can decrease stress levels and improve focus, thoughtfulness, decision-making abilities, and overall well-being.
A 'Mindfulness in the Workplace' course can enhance your employee’s health and work-life experience, while a bespoke mindfulness program, offering specific techniques formulated around the ethos and principles of your business, will help to embed a sustainable, well-being culture into your organization’s architecture. Contact Denise for information on a tailored mindfulness program for your organization. Alternatively, Denise can work with your organization to develop a Workplace Wellbeing Operating Plan. ENQUIRE NOW
If you are unable to attend a mindfulness course or prefer not to participate in a group setting, you can still explore mindfulness through one-on-one sessions that are supportive and confidential. Sessions can be conducted either in person or online via Zoom. ENQUIRE NOW
Mymind for Children and Youth
Mymind is a mindfulness-based, 9-session training program, designed for children and young adults (9-18 years) who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program aims to improve focus and concentration and decrease impulsivity, hyperactivity, and aggression in youth with ADHD. Mymind also addresses stress, anxiety, and depression and is shown to have a positive effect on social communication in youth with ASD. ENQUIRE NOW
.breathe Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)
Mindfulness for 9 to 14-year-olds or anyone transitioning into secondary school. The .breathe program is a short 4 lesson course that includes simple mindfulness practices with some theory, recent insights into the brain from neuroscience as well as aspects of social and emotional learning. ENQUIRE NOW
Mindfulness for 11–18 yrs. The .b program is a ten-session course for young people that teaches the skills of mindfulness and supports better mental health. It uses eye-catching visuals, video clips, and activities that bring mindfulness to life for young people. There is also a dedicated website where students can watch and listen to guided mindfulness practices. It can be taught over the course of one school term. ENQUIRE NOW
Peace in a Frantic World (FW - Students)
This course developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, is a program for university students wanting to equip themselves with the tools to cope with stress, perform at their best, and enjoy student life fully. ENQUIRE NOW