Mindfulness & positive psychology course

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & positive psychology course

Starting March 2024

Discover the power of mindfulness in conjunction with positive psychology, neuroscience research and cognitive therapy, overcome life difficulties using researched evidence based techniques and tools and unleash your true potential in a six week in person or 1:1 online meetings. This immersive experience combines science backed techniques from neuroscience and positive psychology.

MBCT Explained:

Both mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) address stress, anxiety and low mood. Jon-Kabat-Zinn founded MBSR in 1979 and MBCT was developed from this and was first taught in 2000. Both are based on the same approach of developing skills, which allow us to relate more skilfully to life’s ups and downs, which no one escapes, rather than avoiding or denying them, which is a more usual habit.

The most scientifically studied, tested and proven mindfulness training programme to reduce stress, this course is evidence based and is backed by research in providing the tools of using mindfulness teachings, which give you effective new ways of handling stress, chronic pain and health conditions. Practising mindfulness has so many benefits. Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now and to be fully present. If you are mentally somewhere else, you are missing real life.


Here are some of the clinically proven benefits:

  • Stress reduction, especially anxiety
  • Greater emotional well being
  • Managing symptoms and reducing suffering from medical conditions and chronic pain
  • MBCT has been studied with fibromyalgia showing its effectiveness in reducing the impact of this chronic condition
  • Psychological distress, such as panic attacks, depression and fatigue
  • Better relationships with ourselves and others
  • Improves sleep quality which can further enhance overall physical health and well being
  • Providing a pathway to a better life, enhancing your well being and achieving balance in your life

I’m looking forward to sharing this time with you all at the Mindfit Clinic located in the Northbrook Clinic on our healing journey together.


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & positive psychology course

START DATE: March 2024
DURATION: 6 weeks, class 1-2 hours
LOCATION: Northbrook Clinic, 15A Northbrook Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06 CH04


Here’s what you’ll learn

The stress response

In a world of one ‘to do’ list after another, ‘busy’ is your reply when asked how you are When juggling commitments and hitting deadlines in work, it is very easy to forget to hit that pause button. We are human beings, not human doings in our fast paced lives. Stress has become a common companion. The good news is mindfulness can significantly reduce stress levels. By practicing mindfulness regularly, we can train our minds to respond to life stressors in a more calm and balanced manner leading to increased resilience and improved coping strategies.

Anxiety & Depression Management

Mindfulness based interventions have shown promise in reducing symptoms of these conditions. By cultivating a non judgmental awareness of our thoughts and emotions, we can create a healthier relationship with our mental state helping to alleviate feelings of overwhelm and sadness.

Meditation & Mindful Eating Exercises

Discover the power of meditation with sitting & walking guided meditations. By cultivating mindfulness and relaxed techniques, you will develop the ability to remain centred and composed no matter the circumstances. Embrace this opportunity to embark on a journey of self discovery, empowerment and inner peace.

Working with Difficulties & Life Challenges

Techniques and exercises to integrate mindfulness into daily life.

Responding instead of Reacting

Throughout the programme, you will learn mind management skills leading to a heightened awareness, acceptance of negative thought patterns and an ability to respond in skilful ways disengaging from self criticism and rumination. MBCT helps individuals recognise negative thoughts that lead to rumination.

MBCT has been studied with fibromyalgia showing its effectiveness in reducing the impact of this chronic condition.

Improved Focus

Studies have demonstrated that regular mindfulness practice can improve attention, memory and decision making skills leading to increased productivity and efficiency in our daily tasks.

Enhanced Emotional Well Being

Mindfulness allows us to develop a deeper understanding of our emotions and their impact on us. By observing our emotions with kindness and curiosity, we can cultivate emotional resilience and regulate our responses leading to greater emotional well being.

Introduction to Positive Psychology & how it can be used to boost happiness & satisfaction


What to expect

A mindful and kind approach to quietening your mind. The first step is to recognise thoughts as simply what they are – thoughts not truths. Mindfulness can free you to do that.

Increasingly people are turning to mindfulness to enable them to cope with the stress of the modern world. On this six week course, you will learn how to practice mindfulness as well as how to apply it to the daily life that you are actually living.


MBCT is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) developed by Jon-Kabat-Zinn. MBCT combines mindfulness techniques with cognitive therapy. The main difference is that MBCT focuses more specifically on symptoms of unhelpful or negative thinking patterns that can cause low mood.

MBCT is normally conducted within a group setting with weekly sessions led by your mindfulness coach or it can be done on a 1:1 basis via zoom online. In the six week meetings, you will learn meditation techniques and discover a better relationship between the way you think and how you feel. There is homework involved, which includes practicing mindful meditation daily and to bring present moment awareness into your everyday routine. Your weekly meetings are 1-2 hours per week on Sundays at The Northbrook Clinic. By developing a daily meditation practice, we can use the technique whenever we start to feel overwhelmed with negative thinking, life stressors and life challenges when sadness occurs. This can trigger a relapse of depression. You will learn about the tools that will help replace negative thinking with compassion, calmness and positive action.

The main goal is to help people identify negative thinking patterns that lead to low mood, to learn mindfulness techniques, to become more aware of thoughts and feelings and break free from the cycle of negative thinking.

What to look for in a mindfulness based coach

  • Check training diplomas, etc
  • Screen your mindfulness coach over videocall or zoom
  • Ask questions. It is very important to find the right mindfulness coach with whom you feel comfortable & check how they may help with your particular concerns. Check timelines & what their process entails.

Take charge of your well being and embrace a more authentic self

Course requirements

  • No previous experience necessary
  • Open mind & willingness to learn
  • Welcoming participants from all backgrounds
  • Commitment to regular attendance & availability to daily mindfulness practices
  • Willingness to engage in self reflection and growth

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) & positive psychology course

A six week in person course: €350
Deposit: €100
1:1 Private session online via zoom: €80
Deposit (Cancellation Policy)
To secure your place, click Book Now below to pay €100 deposit.
When it has been received, we will contact you to arrange an orientation phone call.

About Pre Course Orientation:

Prior to attending the six week course, I will contact you to arrange a call by phone or zoom. The reason for this is to ensure you are informed about what to expect from participating in this course and to make sure this is a suitable time for you to attend the course. At the end of this call, if you or the mindful coach decide that you will not be going ahead, your deposit will be refunded in full.

Meditation is your passport to inner bliss. You have heard the buzz about meditation. Tranquility & calmness are waiting to be explored with more inner peace, less other chaos, more clarity and less confusion.