February 2015 archive

Feb 21

Events, Courses & Workshops at OPAL: March – June

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions: Every Friday 8pm – 9pm.  at The OPAL Centre Donamon, Roscommon.  Suggested donation of whatever you can afford up to a maximum of€7.50 – All welcome. A different guided meditation each week + time to sit and reflect.   Living in the NOW – A One Day Workshop:  Sunday 29th March 11am – …

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Feb 16

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions

On Friday evenings between 8pm and 9pm, there is a Mindfulness Meditation group at The OPAL Centre in Donamon, Roscommon, Ireland.  The aim of the group is to provide a welcoming, relaxed environment where people can meet and practice their Mindfulness Meditation.  You can join in group meditation and / or use the time to …

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Feb 13

Four Myths About Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation has gone mainstream. As more research is published about the benefits of mindfulness meditation, the general public, healthcare organisations, and corporations are seeking ways to incorporate this ancient practice into everyday life.  I have seen a growing interest in Mindfulness within the work that I do as a cognitive psychotherapist and also on …

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Feb 05

The Power of Pausing

We live in a world that operates at an ever increasing pace. If we’re not careful, we can feel like we’re running a race every minute of the day. In the hustle and bustle that many of us experience in our everyday living, it is easy to momentarily forget the poetry of pausing, even if …

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Feb 05

Why Meditate?

Why use Mindfulness Meditation?  Mindfulness meditation is a practice that makes it possible to cultivate and develop certain basic positive human qualities in the same way as other forms of training make it possible to play a musical instrument or acquire any other skill.  It can help us to better recognise and understand the dysfunctional …

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Feb 05

What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? I am asked this quite a lot, but one person (whose mind seemed to be saying “hurry up, I don’t have time for this”) recently asked me to define mindfulness in just a few words.  They seemed to be in a bit of a rush for an answer so may well have been in …

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Feb 05

Mastering our Mind Talk through Mindful Living

‘Mind how you go’ is something that is often well-meaningly voiced.  Perhaps you have had this said to you when you are leaving a friend’s house or setting off on a journey.  You may have said this to others. Minding how you go makes sound sense, yet ‘Living Mindfully’ is ironically something the average person …

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Feb 05

OPAL wins ‘What Clinic’ Award

The OPAL Foundation Wins the ‘WHAT CLINIC’ Award for Excellent Customer Service We are pleased to announce that OPAL has been recognised with an award for excellent customer service by private healthcare search engine, WhatClinic.com, based on feedback by customers over a twelve month period. WhatClinic awarded the top clinics across the country with awards for …

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