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Finding real contentment through Mindfulness!

Finding real contentment through Mindfulness!

Background on our speaker - Rita O'Donovan

With 20 years experience working as a therapist & trainer Rita has facilitated open and closed programmes such as Yoga, Relaxation/ Visualization and Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP).

Rita runs 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses and has a private practice specialising in people who are confronting health challenges psychologically, physically and emotionally...see website link

Rita has completed her Master’s studies in Teaching Mindfulness Based Courses both MBSR and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) to the level of a Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Wales, Bangor.













Content Covered

Start session
Settling into the space – five minute practice relaxing into your space.

What is Mindfulness?
Open with discussing on what mindfulness is.

Eating Exercise
Mindfulness is explored through direct experience. Participants are guided through a focused sensory eating meditation (usually Satsuma’s/ raisins)
Exploring the difference between being mindful and our habitual ‘autopilot mode’.

Discussion will take place around the exercise and participant’s observations and experiences. Hopefully in a fun and lively way!

Introducing; A twenty minute Sitting Meditation with emphasis on ‘sound’ (with meditation bowl) and supporting awareness of body sensations. Open friendly discussion on how participants found the exercise and any other observations found.

How the attendees will benefit from the seminar

1. This talk is a ‘taster session’ with an aim to encourage people to explore and experience Mindfulness in a formal and informal way.

2. Through participation the group will have personal experience in noticing the difference between being mindful and the habitual pattern of autopilot mode.

3. Attendees will have a broader awareness on the positive effects of being present and aware. How learning the art of mindfulness can lead to a decrease in stress and anxiety, and supports self-awareness and over all wellbeing.











€12 (€10 out work / student) on the door
Very relaxed and interactive meetup,
We will have demonstrations, opportunity to practice in groups and a great social atmosphere.

7:30 - 8:15 Seminar
8:15 - 8:30 Coffe break
8:30 - 9:20 Seminar wrap up
9:20 Onwards: Informal Social chat
Open to everyone to join and then socialize


Free tea/ coffee and biscuits and healthy snacks


When you drive into to the Lantern centre, continue right to the end where you'll find a number of parking spaces.


How to find us
• If you are coming the city centre by foot, go up Harcourt St ( away from the city centre ) and continue walking parallel with the luas line until you can't go any further. At this the luas takes a sharp left, you turn right.
• After the right turn, continue straight past one set of traffic lights until you meet a 2nd set of lights. There will be a spar on the opposite side of the road on your left. Cross over the road continuing in a straight line. You are now on Harrington St.
• You will walk past a cafe called Tiesan, there will be a laneway after the cafe, don't take this right but the following one.
• You are now on Synge St, walk down Synge St for about 200 metres and the Lantern is on your left handside.
• Walk in the main entrance between a red brick and grey brick building. The entrance will be 50 metres up on the left hand side.

There will be meetup  signs outside


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  • cora M.


    April 4, 2013

  • Marion

    I enjoyed the evening, nice friendly people, thanks for making it happen David.

    April 3, 2013

  • johnsdas

    Many thanks David for organising the event and to Rita for the excellent introduction to Mindfulness. Hope to get along to more talks about the subject. John

    April 3, 2013

  • Declan O.

    Dave, the name of the spiritual practice aimed at self-awareness we discussed is the enneagram.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really interesting and relaxing evening. Great people too. Thanks.

    April 3, 2013

  • therese

    Hi Dave im very sorry we cant make it today.

    April 2, 2013

  • Sheila

    Sorry to have to miss this but work stopping my Mindfulness

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, is this open for a newbie? I have been thinking about looking at mindfulness - but never started. So is this an entry session for me with zero experience?

    April 2, 2013

  • Dave

    Ah well Aileen next time eh....May 7th we are having a talk on meditation & sound healing, promises to be good fun!

    April 2, 2013

  • Dave

    Hi on 'upcoming meetups' there is a full range of upcoming events there...plenty going on!

    March 22, 2013

  • Dave

    Hey Therese...yeah the whole mindfulness area is very topical at the moment...really looking forward to it

    See you there!

    March 13, 2013

    • therese

      Thanks Dave, im really looking forward to the event.

      March 16, 2013

  • joan

    I am really looking forward to this evening

    March 15, 2013

  • therese

    I would like to learn more about this, thanks.

    March 12, 2013

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