Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Taught by: Carmel O'Hara

In this 8 week course, Carmel O’Hara will resource mindfulness practices that support us to deal with reactivity in our lives, helping us make choices in how we want to respond to the many challenging situations that arise for us.

Often times we find ourselves being challenged in our lives. When we are stressed, we can fall into old self-defeating patterns of behaviour. When this happens our self-esteem can suffer and this in turn sets up a further reactive loop of stress, leaving us feeling at times that our lives are out of our control.

Mindfulness helps us to take charge of our own lives in a way that is gentle and compassionate with ourselves, yet supporting us to become more skilful in managing stress and in managing inevitable challenges in our lives.

Course Cost: €300 (concessions available). 

Course Fees include a CD, Course handouts, weekly classes and the experiential day-long workshop.

The next course runs from Tuesday 3rd April until Tuesday 22nd May

The course will be held on Tuesday mornings - 10.00am - 12.30pm

The experiential day-long workshop will be held Saturday 12th May, 10am to 4pm.

Carmel O’Hara, MSc Mindfulness (UCD), M.Med Sc Psychotherapy (UCD), Dip Counselling (Reading University), Registered Addiction Counsellor (ACI), Registered Systemic Clinician and Supervisor(FTAI)

Carmel has engaged with mindfulness meditation for many years. She currently runs an eight week MBSR/MBCT programme at Oscailt. Carmel views mindfulness practice as being hugely supportive in empowering people to manage addictive cravings, anxiety, and depression and for reducing overall stress in their lives. The eight week programme is especially helpful in supporting those who have had treatment for anxiety/depression/addictions/cravings and who wish to cultivate resources to stay well and to manage life’s inevitable challenges.

Carmel also runs Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Programmes currently at Stanhope Addiction Centre Dublin, and she runs a weekly Mindfulness drop in group at ARC house Cancer Support on South Circular Road Dublin.

Carmel is also available for one to one mindfulness consultations at Oscailt

She also adheres to the Mindfulness Teachers Best Practice Guidelines.