Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion courses, workshops, retreats and groups.

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How can Mindfulness Help You?

Many of us want to slow down and experience greater ease, but often find that doing this is not so easy. Mindfulness is a simple practice that connects us to our natural sense of presence. It helps us come to our senses in a very real way and live more fully in the present moment.

Mindfulness for all ages

Mindfulness is over 2500 years old as a practice, but it is only in recent decades that medicine and science have come to recognise the capacity of mindfulness to enhance the quality of people’s lives, particularly in the areas of stress reduction and pain management, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders and panic attacks.

Mindfulness At Oscailt

Oscailt maintains a comprehensive series of courses on mindfulness, loving-kindness and self-compassion. We offer regular mindfulness courses for children and for teens. We also host four community mindfulness groups (sanghas) in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Mindful Self-Compassion Course  – Testimonials

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The Mindful Self Compassion course was a very important experience both personally and professionally. It gave me a way of responding to the inevitable suffering of my life and that of people around me in a different way, with greater kindness and ease. As the time goes by I notice a lot more spontaneity and tenderness in my life.

Benny McCabe Psychologist
Benny McCabe

This 8-week course has done me an unbelievable power of good. Coming to it with a life-long antipathy to self-compassion as being self-serving, self-excusing and self-forgiving, it was mind-blowing to discover that it is none of those things. Simply by discovering early on in the course that I would never judge another person in the heartless way I tend to judge myself, a huge residue of negativity was lifted from me and I found soothing ways of tending to the mistakes I make, thereby opening up creative ways of learning from them rather than sinking further into hopelessness and self-recrimination. A true life-changer!

Brian Chartered Accountant
Brian

I have been enjoying treatments, exercise classes, drop-in meditation classes and fascinating courses in Oscailt for many years. There is always something interesting going on there. I recently did the Mindful Self-Compassion course which was a real experience! It had an interesting mix of Western psychology and mindfulness which was explained in a simple, straightforward way. I learnt things about myself and learnt how life can be easier and more fun. Thank you Oscailt for another great course.

Conor Mulligan 
Conor Mulligan

I completed the MIndful Self Compassion Course at Oscailt around 6 months ago. I have to say the course was excellent and delivered benefits far beyond my expectations. By exploring a side of self-compassion that otherwise I never would have discovered, I found the course helped me to adjust my perspective on life for the better and see a new side to myself. 6 months on and I’m continuing to develop my understanding and practice of self compassion and enjoying the positive benefits for myself and those around me that have materialised as a consequence.

James Entrepreneur
James

Thank you so much!! It was a wonderful course. A course, for me, I would take again and again. There are so many layers. Each week’s subject was in itself a course. An area of deep exploration. It was truly a privilege to take this course. What a wonderful group and teacher.

Suzanna Actor
Suzanna

Mindfulness Teachers at Oscailt – Profiles

Mary O'Callaghan, Director of Oscailt, Dublin
Director of Oscailt

Mary O’Callaghan

Fidelma Farley, Mindfulness Instructor, Oscallt, Dublin
Mindful­ness Teacher

Fidelma Farley

Abi Beri - Holistic Therapist, Family Constellation Facilitator, Wellness Consultant – IPHM Accredited - Oscailt, Dublin
Holistic Healing

Abi Beri

Mary O'Callaghan, Director of Oscailt, Dublin

Director of Oscailt

Mary O’Callaghan

Mary O’Callaghan, MA, EAP, is the founder-director of Oscailt. Mary is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor and has also been exploring meditation practices for nearly 40 years. During that time, she spent eight years living as a Buddhist nun and underwent intensive training in Eastern psychology and meditation. She has led meditation retreats in Europe and Asia and is passionate about integrating mindfulness into everyday life.

Fidelma Farley, Mindfulness Instructor, Oscallt, Dublin

Mindful­ness Teacher

Fidelma Farley

Fidelma is an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher (since 2008) and an accredited Life Coach (since 2016). My mindfulness and compassion practice, as well as my Buddhist practice, have sustained and nurtured me through life’s ups and downs, including family life and periods of mental and physical health difficulties. As a coach, I am regularly coached myself and find the process invaluable in keeping my life and work in tune with my values. No matter what your circumstances, I believe strongly that living a life that is meaningful to you is the foundation of wellbeing. In my mindfulness, compassion and coaching work, I help people to become more self-aware and kinder to themselves, and to grow, develop, thrive and flourish in their own unique way. I run courses and workshops (online and in person) in mindfulness; mindfulness for chronic pain and long-term health conditions; mindful eating; one-to-one mindfulness; one-to-one coaching and coaching in nature.

Abi Beri - Holistic Therapist, Family Constellation Facilitator, Wellness Consultant – IPHM Accredited - Oscailt, Dublin

Holistic Healing

Abi Beri

Integrative Holistic Therapist

Hello, I'm Abi. With certifications in Integrative Holistic Therapy and Family Constellation Therapy, my journey into the realms of energy dynamics has been driven by a deep-seated passion for understanding its influence on our lives. From a young age, I've been attuned to the subtleties of energy and have dedicated myself to exploring its healing possibilities. I staunchly advocate for the transformative potential of energy work, viewing myself as a channel through which life force energy is directed to foster healing and well being in others.

My approach as a Holistic Therapist is to leverage various energy healing methodologies, aiming to rectify imbalances on physical, emotional, or mental levels by addressing the root energy discrepancies. I am devoted to creating a supportive and nurturing environment for my clients, guiding them towards holistic improvements in their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It's a collaborative effort, where I empower clients to unlock their healing capabilities and personal development.

If you're navigating challenges like chronic pain, stress, or emotional hurdles, I'm here to support your journey back to equilibrium and vitality.

I offer the following therapies:

Contact Details & Information

For appointments, feel free to call or text me, visit the contact page on
my website, or send an email. Let's embark on a transformative journey together.

(083) 356 9588

info@blissfulevolution.com

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