Mindfulness for the Irish

On April 18, Dublin, Ireland will open its doors to the first mindfulness clinic on the island.

Established by the Oasis Counselling Center, the clinic is being funded through Pobal with the support of the National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Department of Community, Equality and Family Affairs and the Department of Health and Children. 

The clinic will provide free services to its clients and participants. They will offer workshops in mindfulness-based self-care and develop outreach programs in education, social care, health and research. Oasis Counselling will also provide 8-week trainings in MBSR for anxiety, stress, panic and chronic pain, MBCT for depression and MBRP for recovery from addiction.

“Mindfulness-based approaches are one of the most cost-effective interventions in mental health, are evidence-based and support many different populations including clients in recovery from depression, addiction and stress related issues. The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently endorsed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as an effective treatment for prevention of relapse.”

Further information is available from: www.oasis-mindfulness.org