Mindfulness Courses in Ireland


Mindfulness Courses in Ireland:


What are the benefits of this course for you?

Carmel Farnan has designed this course based on the latest scientific research combining the best aspects of various disciplines within Psychology. As an accredited supervising psychotherapist Carmel draws upon her 15 years of clinical practice and her 20 years of training in the fields of Mindfulness, Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology. Whilst research overwhelmingly supports the benefits of Mindfulness, it has also shown that is not the total answer. While Mindfulness becomes easier through regular practice, anyone who has practiced it will acknowledge that during stressful times, old negative thought patterns and behaviours often reappear thus sabotaging the practice of Mindfulness. Tools, in addition to Mindfulness, are also needed to help dissolve these old unwanted thinking habits.

Why is this course different?

While primarily focused on Mindfulness, this course also teaches practices from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help eradicate these negative thought patterns which reside in the unconscious mind. It also draws on scientific tools from Positive Psychology which centre on teaching people how to be happier. This combination of approaches offers participants a total approach to lasting happiness and well-being in life. Those who have previously attended (as quoted in the testimonials at the end of this page) explain the great benefits they are now experiencing in their lives through attending these courses.

What you will learn on this course:

  • What is Mindfulness ?
  • How to practice Meditation of Breath.
  • Practical techniques to ACTUALLY live in the present moment.
  • Learn how to manage your thoughts to change your feelings.
  • How to be happier through using the evidence based tools of Positive Psychology.
  • How to reduce stress, anxiety and other negative thinking styles.
  • Why positive thinking alone will NOT work.
  • How to uncover your true nature – which research proves is always positive.
  • How to improve key relationships in your life.
  • How to Relax and Meditate and apply this meditation in your everyday life.

This course is based on latest Neuroscience research, which demonstrated that teachings from this type of course have been scientifically proven to increase levels of happiness, well-being and emotional regulation.

Due to the growth of our Mindfuness Courses there is now a dedicated website for all of our Mindfulness Courses.

For Mindfulness in Ireland : Go to www.irishmindfulnessacademy.ie
For Mindfulness in UK: Go to www.britishmindfulnessacademy.co.uk

Next Course Dates:

Online: 8 Week Mindfulness Course for Individuals

Starts every Tuesday, €99. Daily online discussion forum interaction with Carmel Farnan.

– Book Now by clicking this link http://www.irishmindfulnessacademy.ie.

Mindfulness for Professionals: 3 Day Mindfulness Training

Tuesday 1st May 2018 to Thursday 3rd May 2018, 10am to 5pm €399. Venue: Lucan Spa Hotel, Dublin.

– Book Now by clicking this link http://www.irishmindfulnessacademy.ie.

Online Mindfulness for Professionals Course: 6 Week Mindfulness Training

Starts Wednesday 23rd May 2018 €299.

– Book Now by clicking this link http://www.irishmindfulnessacademy.ie.

Online: 6 Week Online Mindfulness Course for Wellbeing in Primary and Secondary Schools

Starts Thursday 24th May, €299. Daily online discussion forum interaction with Carmel Farnan.

– Book Now by clicking this link http://www.irishmindfulnessacademy.ie.

Carmel is a Psychotherapist, who understands that a person can only achieve total well-being when both the mind and body are operating at their optimum level. Carmel has pursued post-graduate training in Dietetics & Nutrition and also taught Yoga for many years. She founded Carmel Farnan Counselling Centre, based in Skerries, North County Dublin, where the team of Psychotherapists have also trained in Yoga and Mindfulness . Carmel and her team of Psychotherapists are facilitators on these Mindfulness courses in Ireland and they all have completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program from the University of Massachusetts.

Providing Mindfulness Courses in Ireland, Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, Counselling, Stress Management in Ireland, Dublin and North Dublin. Corporate Wellness Programmes and Corporate Wellbeing Courses. Also Mindfulness Courses in Ireland, Dublin, North Dublin, North County Dublin and Fingal, Ireland. Also as founder of Irish Mindfulness Academy Carmel and her team run Mindfulness Courses in Ireland. The Irish Mindfulness Academy also provides 3 Day Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness courses for Professionals, along with corporate Mindfulness courses and Mindfulness at Work Training Courses, see www.irishmindfulnessacademy.ie

Skerries Clinic: Seaholm Surgery, 10 Holmpatrick, Skerries, County Dublin.



“Carmel Farnan is a generous, kind and skilled facilitator. Her mindfulness course is supportive and enlightening. It will change your life for the better – if you let it”. Megan Wynne, Dublin.


“I attended this Mindfulness course on the 18th Jan. I had a bad habit of worrying about future events and feeling guilty about previous events in my life. This led to anxiety, stress and insomnia. All I can say is after attending this course I am a changed individual. I concentrate and live in the now. On what is going on right now in my life, rather than next week’s presentation I have to give, or will I be able to pay my mortgage at the end of the month. Before I attended the course I felt I did not have the skills to achieve change, but for me it was almost overnight. The key to it was practice and writing down the positive and putting the negatives to one side. They will look after themselves. When I go for my evening walk now, hail rain or snow I leave my ipod behind. I walk and take everything in. The smell of the grass, the sight of the tress and nature all around me. I listen to the ducks in the park, or the simple sound of the water in the river. By simply using my god given senses I am enjoying that walk and taking everything in. This course gave me the tools to do these thing,s and although I am only two weeks into it the results and my general outlook on everyday life is very positive. Also part of the course dealt with Meditation. Now, having suffered from insomnia for years I was sceptical of this. I had done Reiki, acupuncture massages, medication – all to no avail. I also listened to cd’s or phone apps of relaxing music but none of these worked for me. Perhaps it was the fact that it was the end of a long day but when the meditation techniques happened I was so relaxed and chilled out I wondered how I was going to wake myself up to drive home. All I can say is from a personal perspective after attending this course my mind does not wander off when I use the daily techniques. It stays clearly in the now. I would recommend anyone to try it to see if it brings something new, useful, helpful and life-changing to their lives no matter what their ailments are. The first step is attending. Once you have made that step you WILL notice a difference for the better. Thank you Carmel and I look forward to attending a follow up course in a few months”.

Fergal, Dublin.

“Thank you for a lovely inspiring, relaxing, interesting and informative day at your course in Athlone on Saturday. Thanks also for the answers to all the questions which were very varied and I also had a good laugh at the dvd and still smile when I think of different parts of it ! Hope to take all on board for the future with practice. Would highly recommend this one day course to anyone who would like to be happier and more positive in their daily life. If there is another course coming up in Athlone please let me know”.

Anna, Co. Galway, Ireland

“I attended this Mindfulness Course last year and it has had such a positive impact on my life. I couldn’t recommend it enough. It has given me brilliant tools for life”.

Sharon Mc Namara, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

“This lady runs a wonderful mindfulness course in Swords. Highly recommend. Loved your course..talk very highly of it and get a warm fuzzy feeling when I remember the atmosphere!”

L. O’C, Co Meath, Ireland.

“Thank you most sincerely, I’ve learnt to stop playing the mental film that was making me unhappy”

From R. in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland.

“I have been privileged to work with Carmel for the last three years. She is an exceptional motivator, life coach and is dedicated and passionate in helping people reach their full potential in all areas of their life.”

From M. in Skerries, North County Dublin, Ireland.

“Thanks. Feeling much better. I’d love to be able to pay you a lot more than that little amount you charge. You’re worth it.”

From E. in Leitrim, Ireland.

“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your work”

From A. in Balbriggan, North County Dublin

“I often refer patients to Carmel Farnan Counselling Centre and everyone I’ve sent has come back to me with a good report. She seems to have an amazing rapport across a wide range of ages and experiences. People really like her, find her easy to talk to and make real progress.”

From a GP in North County Dublin, Ireland.

“Thank you for all your help and support. Your advice and endless support is really genuinely appreciated. I feel so much better .”

From K. in Artane, Dublin 5, Ireland.

“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your work”

From A. in Rush, North Dublin, Ireland.

“Thanks for all your help, I really appreciated it.”

From B. in Santry, Dublin 9, Ireland.

“Thank you for all your help and support. Through you I have learned to focus on the good and not the bad”

From O. in Swords, North Dublin, Ireland.

“I want to express my thanks for your empathy, support and advice. I really feel you opened my eyes and gave me tools that I will be able to call on anytime”

From D. in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

“Thank you so much for your time, wisdom and support. We feel better and can now see the way forward”

From P. in Lusk, North County Dublin, Ireland.

“Thank you so much for helping me . What you explained makes total sense”

From N. in Oldtown, North County Dublin, Ireland.

“Thank you most sincerely, I’ve learnt to stop playing the mental film that was making me unhappy”

From R. in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland.

“Thanks for being a great listener and for all your advice”

From E. in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland.

“Thanks so much for all your help, you’re a very special person. You’re teaching me wonderful things”

From K. in Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

“Thank you for everything. You helped me sort out my whole life, you’re a life-saver”

From N. in Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.

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