Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness? 

Mindfulness is a way of bringing greater awareness to whatever is happening in each moment and of fully engaging in whatever life brings. It allows for a kinder way of relating to ourselves and others; a way of intentionally working with our stress, pain, illness, anxiety or distress and the inevitable challenges and demands of life. Mindfulness fosters an increased sense of connection with the body and mind, the heart and soul and invites a deep connection with the world around us. 

 

How can Mindfulness help me in my life? 

Research over the past 35 years has shown MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) to be an effective intervention for: 

  •  Chronic illness and long-term pain 
  •  Hypertension & Heart Disease 
  •  Stress related symptoms 
  •  Anxiety and Panic 
  •  Low mood due to chronic stress 
  •  Sleep Problems 

Mindfulness can enhance physical/mental health and well-being, boost the immune system and restore a sense of balance in one’s life.

 

Lunchtime Mindfulness Sessions are Free of Charge and take place on the following campuses:

 

DIT Aungier Street 

Room 4098 (Commencing 4th October 2018)

Thursdays from 1.15pm to 1.45pm 

Contact:  Sarah Marshall

 

DIT Bolton Street

Room 380 (Commencing 24th September 2018)

Mondays from 1:25pm to 1:55pm

Contact:  Alan Hilliard

 

DIT Cathal Brugha Street 

The Space (Commencing 26th September 2018)

Wednesdays from 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Contact: Finbarr O'Leary

 

DIT Kevin Street 

The Basement (commencing 1st October 2018)

Mondays from 1:15pm to 1:45pm

Contact: Fionnuala Walsh

 

DIT Grangegorman

St. Laurence's (Commencing 25th September 2018)

Tuesdays from 1.10pm to 1.40pm 

Contact: Finbarr O'Leary

 

 

‌The lunchtime Mindfulness Meditation sessions are an initiative of the DIT Chaplaincy service, and have been developed through a link with The Sanctuary in Stanhope Street.

The Sanctuary was established by Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, better known as Sister Stan, as

A place of stillness in the world – an interspirituality centre, open to the wisdom of all the great sacred world traditions and the world of science and education.

As part of the ‘Mindful Campus’ initiative, students and colleagues are also invited to visit The Sanctuary – see www.sanctuary.ie

The goal of mindfulness meditation is to open up our awareness.  It is a practice that takes us out of our heads and back to our heart ...  (Dr Tony Bates, Irish Times January 29th 2013)

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