Mindfulness courses for NUIG students

Free Mindfulness Course Supported by NUIG Student counselling

Contact: 091 492484


Course Start Date: September 2017 (Dates will be posted soon)

Course will run Wednesdays 5-6.30 pm and 6.30-8pm


NEW this year will be an introduction to mindfulness session the week before the course begins where you can come and learn about what is involved before making a commitment.

Courses will run for 6 weeks and Students are requested to attend all 6 weeks.

Class size limited to 20 participants so places are subject to availability.

Venue: The Old Moore Institute

Book Directly with NUIG

Students are required to fill in an application form available on booking section below.  Once your booking form is completed you will receive a follow on email confirming your place on the course. You will also receive information on frequently asked questions,confirmation of where the course will take place and information on what to bring along and generally what to expect.

About the course:

This  is an introductory  Mindfulness course based on the Mindfulness Association’s Mindfulness – Based Living Course MBLC. The first two units of the full  course will be our primary focus. Reference may also be made to aspects of the Mindfulness -Based Stress Reduction MBSR and the Mindfulness- Based Cognitive therapy programmes. Students will receive a weekly  email following the course with notes and audio files attached.

For details of what to expect and information on frequently asked questions see page on Learn Mindfulness.


The weekly themes are:

  • Introduction – What is Mindfulness and Why Practice It? Importance of  mindful compassion.
  • Week 1 – Start where we are
  • Week 2 – The Body as a Place to Stay Present
  • Week 3 – Introducing Mindfulness Support
  • Week 4 – Working with Distraction
  • Week 5 –  Exploring the undercurrent/Attitude
  • Week 6 – Review/closure/follow up plan


Mindfulness Support:

Special mindfulness support is available if you are learning mindfulness and have concerns for your health and well-being.

You can contact Martina before booking the course or book a phone session with Martina by emailing: martina.coyne@nuigalway.ie


Compassionate Mindfulness Galway

“Diamond Mind – psychology of meditation”, Rob Nairn, Kairon, 1998.

“Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World”, Mark Williams and Danny Penman Piatkus, 2011.

“Mindful Compassion”, Paul Gilbert and Choden,Constable & Robson, 2013.

A more comprehensive list will be available on completion of the course.

Mindfulness Association: www.mindfulnessassociation.net & www.mindfulnessassociation.net/TeacherTraining.aspx

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School www.umassmed.edu/cfm

Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Wales, Bangor, UK www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Developments www.mbct.com & www.mbct.com.uk

Jon Kabat Zinn guided meditations on CD: www.mindfulnesscds.com

Christopher Germer guided meditations, free download: www.mindfulselfcompassion.org

Paul Gilbert and the Compassionate Mind Foundation: http://www.compassionatemind.co.uk

Contact Martina for more info