Online Workshop in Mindful Self-Compassion – A New Trend

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020


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 both clients and the professionals themselves. Perfectionism, the inner critic and self-judgement are themes that often emerge in the clinical space and in any form of personal development work.

Having tools, interventions and coping skills to cope with this can support us in our professional and personal work.

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 in the present moment.

This workshop aims to support participants in honing the art of self-care, self-compassion and self-acceptance in both the personal and professional settings.


  • Saturday 15 August 2020, 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.


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop.
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (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.


  • This workshop will take place online, using a software called Zoom. Participants will be sent a link to join the online platform before the course commences.

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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Padraig O’Morain
Padraig O’MorainMindful Self Compassion
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.