Mindfulness Clinic | Testimonials

Written testimonials for the Mindfulness Clinic were unsolicited, have been anonymised and can be verified on request.

Griffith College, Guidance Counsellors Workshop

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16 December, 2014 ( N = 31 )

 

Overall impression of the workshop:
5/5

Quality of the facilitator:
5/5

How relevant this training was to your role?
5/5

Best training I’ve received since qualifying 15 years ago!


Eight-week MBCT and MBSR Course, Cork
16 October – 4th December, 2014 ( N = 15 )

 

 Quantitative Data

Participants completed evaluations at the end of the course and indicated one of the following categories for each question: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Strongly Disagree

The facilitator knew his subject thoroughly:
100% strongly agreed

I would recommend this workshop to a friend or colleague:
100% strongly agreed

The workshop satisfied my own needs and expectations:
87% strongly agreed, 13% agreed

The training offered good value for money?
94% strongly agreed, 6% agreed

The training fulfilled the description set out in the advertisement?
100% strongly agreed

The content was presented at a level which could easily be understood?
94% strongly agreed, 6% agreed

 

Feedback & Comments

I was a bit sceptical about the whole thing coming into the course but I was so wrong. I have been so lucky to experience this at such a young age and have learned skills that I will take with me for life. Overall life-changing experience.

A wonderful course, really gained a thorough knowledge of how mindfulness works. A life-changing experience for me, definitely recommend this course.

Very experiential with lots of practical experiences. Retreat day was extra special.

This course will stay with me for life. I am truly grateful for the experience.

Enriching experience and wonderful meditations. The facilitator was gentle at all times and listened to everyone with such respect. He presented the course expertly and it was a pleasure to attend each week.

 


Eight-week Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy, essential skills for Health Professionals
Tuesdays, 29th April – 24th June, 2014

 

Participants completed evaluations at the end of the course and indicated one of the following categories for each question: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Strongly Disagree

 

 Quantitative Data

The facilitator knew his subject thoroughly:
100% strongly agreed

I would recommend this workshop to a friend or colleague:
100% strongly agreed

The workshop satisfied my own needs and expectations:
85% strongly agreed, 15% agreed

 

Feedback & Comments

Very beneficial. Great start at meditating and insight into mindfulness. I feel I can bring lessons learned into everyday life. The facilitator is a brilliant teacher, so knowledgeable, yet unintimidating.

Enormously helpful personally and professionally. The best workshop or training I’ve done. I really feel that the facilitator embodies mindfulness and compassion. Thank you for your thought and generosity.

I found the training very helpful in my intellectual understanding of the concept of mindfulness but even more so on a deeper knowing in practice and the benefits of it to me personally as well as in my therapeutic practice.

Very gentle and welcoming approach by the facilitator which added greatly to the experience. Good balance of meditation, visual aids and verbal talking with discussion. Very helpful information received in form of notes, and other information requested sourced very helpfully by the facilitator.

Overall the whole experience was very insightful, allowing oneself to be compassionate to the self and to be aware of my environment, relationships and how to apply and integrate the practice into everyday life.

 


Eight-week Mindfulness Training (MBSR and MBCT)

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25 June, 2014

 

Participants completed evaluations at the end of the course and indicated one of the following categories for each question: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Strongly Disagree

 

 Quantitative Data

The facilitator knew his subject thoroughly:
100% strongly agreed

I would recommend this workshop to a friend or colleague:
100% strongly agreed

The workshop satisfied my own needs and expectations:
85% strongly agreed, 15% agreed

 

Feedback & Comments

It has greatly exceeded my expectations having done mindfulness before. I feel that anything I was doing before is now completely strengthened and improved by this experience. It was a pleasure to be a part of this course and I am accrediting the course to my contentment and improving happiness.

Thought provoking, eye opening, enhanced sense of awareness in me. Always felt very welcome. Week Seven especially helped me become aware of low mood and the peaks and valleys of stress. The importance of the practice became more obvious as the weeks went by. A little sorry that the training is over.

 


One day workshop Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy, Essential Skills for GPs and Health Professionals
23 November, 2013

 

Participants completed evaluations and indicated one of the following categories for each question: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Strongly Disagree

 

Quantitative Data

The facilitator knew his subject thoroughly:
95% strongly agreed, 5% agreed

I would recommend this workshop to a friend or colleague:
78% strongly agreed, 22% agreed

The workshop satisfied my own needs and expectations:
72% strongly agreed, 28% agreed

 

Feedback & Comments

Excellent, really beneficial and enjoyable day
Thank you, a very interesting, knowledgeable well-presented workshop
Very helpful, I would highly recommend this course for GPs for patient and self-care, thank you so much
Very helpful, excellent delivery
Very satisfied with the day, found it very helpful and intend to put it to good use
Great learning experience
Very pleasant, useful and interesting
Great learning environment to explore the concepts
Great day, many thanks, good to have a mix of GPs, therapists and psychologists and to hear different perspectives
Very good, I liked the mix of research and actual practice, thank you so much
Excellent insight, broadening my understanding of this model and therapeutic options
Very enjoyable course, thought-provoking on both a personal and professional level
Wonderful, amazing amount covered in one day
Very enjoyable and very interesting neurophysiological updates, very well informed facilitator
Interesting and enjoyable, gives me another tool to use in my practice and useful for my own mental health
Interesting, useful and well-presented

 


Mindfulness for Managers, UCD
21st October 2013

 

Quantitative Data

Did you find this course of benefit to work, personal life, both or other?
91.67% of the respondents found the course beneficial to both work and personal life and 8.33% reported finding the course beneficial to personal life.

In relation to the facilitator, how would you rate the standard of presentation/delivery of training – Excellent, good, average, poor?
100% of the respondents reported Excellent.

Would you recommend this course to a colleague? Yes, no, other comments
100% of the respondents reported Yes

 


UCD Mindfulness 8 week Programme

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Jul – Aug 2013

 

Quantitative Data

Did you enjoy the programme?
92.3% responded very much and 7.7% reported for the most part.

Were your expectations of the programme met?
94.5% reported very much and 15.4% for the most part.

Did you find the programme informative?
All of the participants responded yes they found the programme informative.

Do you think the programme is of benefit to you?
All of the participants responded yes they found the programme was of benefit.

How would you rate the interest level of the programme?
92.3% reported Excellent and 7.7% good.

How would you rate the standard of presentation/delivery of training?
84.6% responded Excellent and 15.4% responded Good.

How would you rate the content of the programme?
76.9% of the respondents reported Excellent and 23.1% Good.

How would you rate the programme overall?
92.3% responded Excellent and 7.7% Good.

 

Feedback & Comments

I already have recommended the mindfulness course to a number of people, both at work and outside work and will continue to do so.

I think this programme was inspirational. I really feel that bringing mindfulness into your life in both a personal and professional way will be of benefit to the individual and all who they come into contact with.

I would highly recommend this course for anyone irrespective of age or gender. It was one of the most rewarding courses I have ever attended in all my years in UCD.

Super course, it would be of great benefit to have a short follow-up in the future.

 


Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy – Essential Skills for Mental Health Professionals
Saturday, 20 April, 2013

 

Quantitative Data

Participants completed evaluations and indicated one of the following categories for each question: Strongly Agree, Agree, Neither Agree or Disagree, Strongly Disagree

The facilitator knew his subject thoroughly:
95% strongly agreed, 5% agreed

I would recommend this workshop to a friend or colleague:
74% strongly agreed, 26% agreed.

The workshop fulfilled the objectives/description set out in the blurb:
52% strong agreed, 48% agreed.

The workshop satisfied my own needs and expectations:
62% agreed, 38% strongly agreed.

The content was presented at a level which could readily be understood:
65% strongly agreed, 35% agreed.

The workshop offered good value for money:
65% strongly agreed, 35% agreed.

 


Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Professionals
September 2012

 

Quantitative Data

The course has enhanced my knowledge and skills very considerably:
78% agreed

The likelihood that I will use the knowledge and skills I have acquired is extremely high:
83% agreed

My objectives in attending the Course were met to a very high degree:
92% agreed

My advice to colleagues considering participation in the Course is highly recommended:
100% agreed

 

Feedback & Comments

This course was much more than I ever expected… I would rate it as the most enriching, the most educational and the most wholly encompassing of my career in psychology and therapy to date.

This course has been a great experience. It has opened my eyes to another way of thinking. A way that is simple, loving and gentle. Mindfulness draws upon so many values, principles that we espouse in the caring profession. However, it provides an effective and powerful way of practicing self-care – it makes so much sense.

Perfect balance of the experiential and the theoretical… thank you for delivering a course on something so useful in an accessible way. I am concerned that it will drift away and would greatly appreciate follow-up course.

The course was very enriching and has brought greater awareness and stability in my life. I find it brings a quietness and stability to my client work. It has thought me to take care of myself and compassion for self. It was wonderful. Please consider the idea about reflective supervision.

The course was a gentle and calming aspect of my week. It embodied an ethos which is vitally important in therapeutic work, which is that one must experience mindfulness for self before attempting to teach it to someone else. Overall the course was very engaging, informative, highly experiential and empowering.

 

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Testimonials

"It has greatly exceeded my expectations having done mindfulness before. I feel that anything I was doing before is now completely strengthened and improved by this experience. It was a pleasure to be a part of this course and I am accrediting the course to my contentment and improving happiness"

June 2014
"A wonderful course, really gained a thorough knowledge of how mindfulness works. A life-changing experience for me, definitely recommend this course"

December, 2014
"This course was much more than I ever expected… I would rate it as the most enriching, the most educational and the most wholly encompassing of my career in psychology and therapy to date"

Counselling Psychologist
"I was a bit sceptical about the whole thing coming into the course but I was so wrong. I have been so lucky to experience this at such a young age and have learned skills that I will take with me for life. Overall life-changing experience"

18 year-old, 2014
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Next Course

MBCT/MBSR commences on Tuesdays, 31st October , 7pm to 9.30pm


Cost €295 includes book Mindfulness, Living in a Frantic World, notes, CDs and full day of retreat with lunch and refreshments, and one-to-one consultation.

Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham.
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Contact Details

Mindfulness Clinic
10 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
087 7989 301
info@mindfulnessclinic.ie