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: https://goo.gl/forms/ZJMxalWgTKIKeUkj2 or visit www.mymindfulspace.com


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.


NIPT NQT Workshops 2019/2020


Newly Qualified Teachers can now sign up to attend their NIPT NQT Workshops for the new school year.

All NQTs wishing to book, including those who have previously attended workshops here, must download, fill out and return to us the 'NQT Induction Workshop Programme Registration Form (2019-2020)' which can be found under the NQTs tab above.


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