Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

Hugely popular 3 day Mindfulness course facilitated by Mindfulness expert, Padraig O’Morain

  • Certification: IICP College will issue a Certificate in Mindfulness. CPD: 18 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €295.00 (costs are inclusive of training, materials and a free Mindfulness CD)

  • Dates:

    • Wednesday 8th May 2024
    • Wednesday 15th May 2024
    • Wednesday 22nd May 2024
  • Duration: 3 days full days from 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Delivery: Online


The value of mindfulness in therapy has been espoused by such figures as Dr Tony Bates, a former principal clinical psychologist at St James’s Hospital and Dr Jon Kabat Zinn, founder and director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.

Mindfulness is increasingly recognised as a valuable intervention in counselling internationally. In the field of medicine, more Irish doctors now recommend mindfulness to patients. Millions of people around the world practice mindfulness to enhance their experience of living. Put simply, mindfulness involves continually returning your awareness to your present-moment stream of experience in a non-judgmental way. This very simple approach, though at odds with our normal way of thinking, can be very helpful to people suffering loss, anxiety, stress, depression and other aspects of the human condition

Course Content

  • Definitions and purpose of mindfulness.
  • Exploration of the use of mindfulness with clients.
  • Exploration of the use of mindfulness in your own life.
  • Consideration of the scope and limitations of mindfulness as a therapeutic tool.
  • Opportunities to role-play in triads as therapist, client and observer using participants’ own case work.
  • Opportunities to practice mindfulness during the course days and guidelines for practice at other times.
  • An introduction to the basics of Buddhist psychology from which mindfulness emerged.
  • Understanding how Buddhist psychology ‘fits’ with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other Western approaches.

Who is this Course for?

This course is intended for therapists, mental health practitioners and for those professionals who would like to add mindfulness to the range of clinical interventions available to them. Additionally, it is ideal for those who would like to use mindfulness in their own lives.  Participants will gain a rewarding life skill and a valuable tool for intervention.

Course Structure:

The core ethos of IICP is to provide a student-centred, warm and supportive learning environment. The programme is highly interactive, experiential and taught through lectures, small group work and role-plays.

Online Classroom Delivery

Our online classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more.

To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and ss best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!


  • Wednesday 8th May 2024
  • Wednesday 15th May 2024
  • Wednesday 22nd May 2024


  • 9:30am – 4:30pm

Entry Requirements:

  • This course will be of interest to professionals and volunteers who work with clients in counselling or mental health services in general.


  • IICP college will issue a certificate of Mindfulness to those who complete this workshop.
  • CPD: 18 hours


  • €295.00 (costs are inclusive of training, materials and a free Mindfulness CD).


  • IICP Education and Training will offer this course in online format, a link to our IICP Zoom class will be sent to you prior to the class start

Getting Started

Applications to this course are done online using the link below. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01 4664205 or call Triona on 086 0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘CPD Courses (Short-Term)’, then select ‘Professional Certificate in Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness – Nov 2023″ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Facilitator is an internationally renowned and published Mindfulness expert
  • Learn the theory behind, and practical examples of Mindfulness
  • Course described as a “Excellent course and Highly Recommended
  • Hugely popular facilitator teaches through humour and life experience
  • Highly enjoyable, engaging and educational 3 day certificate
  • Hugely popular course with participants consistently providing positive feedback.

About the Programme Facilitator

Padraig O'Morain
Padraig O'MorainIICP Module Lecturer & CPD Facilitator
M.A. (Creative Writing), B.Sc. (Hon. Psychology), MIACP and Supervisor, Padraig O’Morain is a counsellor, supervisor, trainer, writer, poet..

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