SS – Mindful Self-Compassion 2018-02-22T16:27:31+00:00

Mindful Self-Compassion – A New Trend

  • Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 6 hours

  • Cost: €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get one free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Date: Saturday, 30th June 2018

  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm


Self-compassion means taking an attitude of kindness and acceptance towards yourself – not towards the perfect self you want to be but towards the person you are now.

The practice of self-compassion is a recent trend in the world of mindfulness and its value in relation to anxiety, depression, self-acceptance and self-development has been underlined in many research studies.

Course Content

For people working in the area of mental health, self-compassion can be truly valuable for those they
help and also for themselves.

Mindfulness is an essential component of self-compassion as it gives us the space and awareness
we need to help us to cultivate a kinder attitude towards ourselves.


  • Saturday, 30th June 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suited for those working in the area of mental health and indeed those who wish to learn more about the subject area.


  • Certificate of Attendance and Participation
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


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.

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About the Workshop Facilitator

Padraig O’Morain
Padraig O’MorainIICP Module and CPD Lecturer
MIACP, M.A., B.Sc.
Padraig holds a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, a Certificate in Buddhist Psychology and a Certificate in Choice Theory. Padraig is a counsellor, broadcaster
and columnist with The Irish Times, The Irish Medical News and The Evening Herald. His latest book, Kindfulness, on the subject of self-compassion, is published this year by Hodder & Stoughton.
Padraig has used mindfulness in his own life and with clients for almost two decades. He has taught mindfulness to nurses, doctors, search and rescue crews, and public audiences. He has been training counsellors and psychotherapists in mindfulness for many years in addition to lecturing on IICP’s MA in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.