Centre for Reflective Practice and Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been described as bringing our awareness to the present moment in a non-judgmental manner.

Mindfulness Ireland, Cork, Dublin
‘Life can be relentless and like the waves of the sea you can't put it on pause. You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf’, so it is with life. Jon Kabat-Zinn


Mindfulness has been described as bringing our awareness to the present moment in a non-judgmental manner. Essentially it is about developing a beginners mind and engaging with our senses with more focus and attention. It encourages the use of compassion, principally with ourselves, and brings before us the importance of intention, attention and attitude.

At CRP Mindfulness we deliver Mindfulness based interventions using a number of approaches. These training interventions include the eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR), the eight week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Programme (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We also provide one day and two day workshops in Mindfulness as part of our Continuous Professional Development suite of training. Research has shown that individuals who integrate mindfulness into their daily lives have reported benefits such as less stress and anxiety, greater awareness and clearer thinking. Explore the benefits of mindfulness with us and develop, not so much new skills, but rather a new way of living.



Reglective Practice CRP Mindfuness
"Reflective practice...involves thinking about and critically analysing one's actions with the goal of improving one's professional practice. Engaging in reflective practice requires individuals to assume the perspective of an external observer in order to identify the assumptions and feelings underlying their practice and then to speculate about how these assumptions and feelings affect practice.” Susan Imel.

Reflective Practice

With a growing emphasis in work based settings and helping environments to engage in Reflective Practice, interest in this area has grown considerably over the last number of years. Drawing on the work of Kolb. Schön, Dreyfus, Argyris, Moon, Batsman, Lewin and others we bring together a rich and thoughtful exploration of what reflective Practice is and an exploration of how it can be best used as a Continuous Professional Development tool. Our Reflective Practice workshops are flexible and can be given over one day, two days or five day workshops. These workshops are suiteable for people working in the following areas:

Social Care
Health Care
Youth Work
Job Seekers
Skilled Helpers

Mindfulness Based Self Care With Centre for Reflective Practice
and Mindfulness
'Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Victor Frankl ’

Mindfulness Based Self Care

There is so much that you can achieve in life provided that you have the health to sustain you. This workshop looks at the stimuli that can come our way from time to time that have the potential to derail our best made plans, the events that draw a response from us that simply do not serve us well. How do I deal with events or thoughts that generally provoke procrastination, catastraphisation , confrontation or avoidance. How can I develop better ways of managing these situations so that my response serves me better and generates growth and freedom rather than the same old negative patterns and a feeling of being trapped. We have the freedom to choose not only our attitude but also our response. By getting to understand myself and my responses a little better I can begin to develop a more considered way of engaging with the challenges of life from a physical, cognitive, emotional , behavioural and even spiritual perspective.