Certificate in Mindfulness2018-11-27T15:23:58+00:00

Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

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

  • Award: Professional Certificate in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness. CPD: 19 hours

  • Cost: €295.00 (costs are inclusive of training, materials and a free Mindfulness CD)
  • Duration: 3 days

  • 2019 Intakes: This three-day Mindfulness Workshop will run three times throughout 2019

    • (Option 1) February Course
      • Mon 18 Feb 2019, Mon 25 Feb 2019, Mon 04 Mar 2019
    • (Option 2) June Course
      • Fri 07 June 2019, Fri 14 June 2019, Fri 21 June 2019
    • (Option 3) October Course
      • Mon 07 Oct 2019, Mon 14 Oct 2019, Mon 21 Oct 2019

Introduction

The value of mindfulness in therapy has been espoused by such figures as Dr Tony Bates, 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.

2019 Intakes

(Option 1)
Feb/March Course
(Option 2)
June Course
(Option 3)
October Course
– Mon 18 Feb 2019
– Mon 25 Feb 2019
– Mon 04 Mar 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm
– Fri 07 June 2019
– Fri 14 June 2019
– Fri 21 June 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm
– Mon 07 Oct 2019
– Mon 14 Oct 2019
– Mon 21 Oct 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm

2019 Intakes

(Option 1)
Feb/March Course
(Option 2)
June Course
(Option 3)
October Course
– Mon 18 Feb 2019
– Mon 25 Feb 2019
– Mon 04 Mar 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm
– Fri 07 June 2019
– Fri 14 June 2019
– Fri 21 June 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm
– Mon 07 Oct 2019
– Mon 14 Oct 2019
– Mon 21 Oct 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm

Entry Requirements:

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

Award:

  • IICP Professional Certificate in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness
  • CPD: 18 hours

Cost:

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

Venue:

Getting Started

You have the option of either applying online through our online application form or else by downloading an application form and sending it along with your payment to the IICP office.

IMPORTANT: You must select which one of the three course intakes on the application form you wish to attend.

ONLINE APPLICATION DOWNLOAD (OFFLINE) APPLICATION
  • To apply and pay online, simply click the below button and complete the online application form.
  • Click the below button to download an application form.
  • Email the completed application form to triona@iicp.ie
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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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