News Articles and Interviews from Centre for Mindfulness Ireland


The Beauty of Letting Go

As the trees become bare, so may we…
Slowly he celebrated the sacrament of letting go.
First he surrendered his green,
then orange, yellow and red.
Finally he let go of his brown, shedding his last leaf.
He stood empty and silent, stripped bare.
Leaning against the November sky
he began his long vigil of trust…


Connection practice against isolation

We often want to extinguish feelings of panic. But when we turn toward the physical sensations and thoughts panic evokes—acknowledging and letting them be—the rush of feeling consumed or out of control can begin to dissipate.

Working with panic and learning from it, will help you to cultivate greater understanding of yourself and the world around you, making you feel more alive, connected, and free. You’ll come to know that you’re part of this great universe and can feel more at home within it… Read more from Bob Stahl in  Mindful.org


Mindfulness tips to help you go with the flow

We don’t know much about what “will be.” Change comes whether we want it or not. If we can stay open and curious to an ever-new landscape of life’s possibilities, change can actually be the key to resilience. By learning to explore what presents itself, we ride the waves of change rather than losing ourselves in the undertow.

Here are six mindfulness tips for going with the flow—rather than losing ourselves in the undertow…. read more from Mindful.org


How to stay steady when it feels like the world is against you

It takes practice to be able to take things less personally. It takes practice to see the delicious-looking worm hiding the hook and choose not to bite.

Some days, it seems pretty obvious the world is out to get you, like when the coffee pot just knew you were late for an important meeting when it jumped out of your hands. The next time you feel harassed by kamikaze kitchen appliances or any of life’s large and small indignities, take a breath. Feel your feet making contact with the ground and bring your full attention to your body right there in the midst of the chaos… read more from mindful.org


Cultivating the Inner and Outer Connections

We often want to extinguish feelings of panic. But when we turn toward the physical sensations and thoughts panic evokes—acknowledging and letting them be—the rush of feeling consumed or out of control can begin to dissipate.

As you continue to work with panic and learn from it, you will cultivate greater understanding of yourself and the world around you, and this will make you feel more alive, connected, and free. You’ll come to know that you’re part of this great universe and can feel more at home within it… Read more of this Bob Stahl article from Mindful.org


What Mindfulness is and isn’t good for…

While you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about mindfulness, there are, indeed, payoffs from a meditation habit. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee well-being.

The tricky thing about trying to interpret research about mindfulness is that many studies that claim great things for mindfulness are less rigorous than others, even though they may be peer reviewed. Many have poor controls—or, as in one case, the test group may be properly compared to a group doing something else (like exercise), but both groups actually show similar rates of improvement… Read more from Mindful.org


Centre for Mindfulness Ireland You Tube Channel

Have you subscribed to the new Centre for Mindfulness Ireland You Tube Channel yet?

On this dedicated site we have talks from Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer and Judson Brewer and will continue to add more videos of interesting and helpful information from top CFM trainers. We also have meditation talks from Anne Twohig, founder of Centre for Mindfulness Ireland. Why not head over to take a look? The talk by Florence will be particularly interesting for those joining us on the Mindfulness Tools course in the autumn … You Tube