Reset 2020

Do you want to begin this decade by making that change or achieving that goal you always dreamed of?

Reset 2020 is a new 6-week course, aimed at those who would benefit from support in identifying and working towards their personal or professional goals. It is a facilitated, peer-support group to help members set goals, keep focused and stay on track while holding each other accountable.

It will help participants gain clarity around their desired goals and support them in breaking up these goals into manageable, realistic action steps which they will strive to achieve from session to session.

Each session will be a combination of personal reflection, practical activities and powerful conversations with others.

Even if you do not have any goals in mind, this course can help you become clearer on which areas of your life you would like to focus on.

Course Duration: 6 weeks

• Thursday Nights

• Dates: Jan 16th, Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th

• Time: 7pm – 9pm

• Venue: Cork Education Support Centre

• Total Cost: €120

• Places: 12 (maximum number in group)

This group will be facilitated by Gina Cullen, M.Ed., who is an experienced teacher and facilitator in education. She also holds a Diploma in Personal, Business and Executive Coaching as well as a Special Purpose Certificate in Life and Work-place coaching. Gina is currently working towards accreditation with the International Coaching Federation.

To book a place / more info, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)

8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) by certified M.SC. Instructor.

Certificate available for CPD.This course acts as a prerequisite for the Paws b and .b courses.


We are delighted to announce that we will run the 8 week course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction , beginning on the 16th of October, 2019 in the Cork Education Support Centre, Mardyke, Cork.

Benefits of the course are:

  • Increased awareness and concentration
  • A quieter mind, a sense of balance and enhanced well-being.
  • Learning new ways to cope more effectively with the workings of the mind
  • Learning new ways to cope more effectively with stress, pain or suffering.
  • Learning to be kinder to ourselves and take better care of ourselves.
  • Improved relationships
  • Many health benefits have been suggested in the research indicating better sleep, less pain, better immunity, etc.

Booking Details

The course fee is €295, which includes eight 2 hour classes, a detailed workbook, 3 audio meditations and a one day retreat on Saturday 23rd of November.

Concessions and payment by instalment are available upon request.

Places are limited and the groups are kept small.

Partcipants must be available to commit to doing a daily meditation practice throughout the course duration.

Dates & Time: 4:30-6:30pm

  • Wednesday 16th October
  • Wednesday 23rd October
  • Wednesday 6th November
  • Wednesday 13th november
  • Wednesday 20th November
  • Wednesday 27th November
  • Wednesday 4th December
  • Wednesday 11th December
  • Retreat Day on Saturday 23rd of November. 10-2pm

To reserve a place please complete the Application Form by following this link: or visit


Gemma Ní Dheasúnaigh holds a Masters Degree with distinction in Mindfulness based Interventions from the University College Dublin. She also holds a B.A. Honours Degree from UCC, a Higher Diploma in Education, a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Teaching, a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, and is a qualified Paws b Instructor with the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

Primary Language Curriculum

Whole-school professional development will be provided by the PDST again during the school year 2019-2020. 

This will comprise of a full day seminar for which school closures have been sanctioned.


The purpose of this full day professional development will be to collaboratively explore the implementation of the full Primary Language Curriculum / Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile from junior infants to sixth class.

Autumn Courses Now Open for Bookings

Many of the courses on our Autumn course programme are now open for bookings.

There are a wide range of courses available for Primary and Post-Primary teachers and SNAs under the 'Courses' tab above.

We advise those interested in these courses to book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.


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Cork Education Support Centre


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork



Local Buses and limited carparking available


TEL: +353 21 4255600
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