Classes, trainings and events in Belfast, Northern Ireland

For more information or to book a place, email Bridgeen: mindfulmind@outlook.com or use the online contact form.

Click the Buy Tickets link to pay directly for the class you want or visit my Eventbrite page.  For some classes, particularly the 8-week programmes it is possible pay in other ways to avoid the booking fee. All classes in Belfast. Retreats and trainings across Northern Ireland.


May 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
15 minute morning meditations
A morning meditation every week day this week - to start the day right.
Mon - Fri May 2020 8.00-8.15am
15 minute evening meditation
An daily evening meditation to calm and de-stress x
Mon, Wed, Fri May 2020 08.00 - 08.15pm
May Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Learn how to really care for yourself xx
Saturday 30 May 10-12.30pm

June 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
Online Mindful Self-Compassion
A day to go deeper into our practice of mindful self-compassion (at home).
Saturday 6 June 10am - 4pm
June Mindful Self-Compassion
Sunday 14 June 2-4pm

July 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
July Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Sunday 26 July 2-4pm

August 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
August Mindful Self-Compassion
Sunday 23 August 2-4pm

November 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
Deepening Your Practice Retreat
A lovely winter weekend retreat to deepen your mindfulness practice.
Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 November 9.30am - 4.30pm

15 minute morning meditations

This is a daily check-in, a morning mindfulness meditation to set us up for the day and help us all stay calm and centered during these challenging Coronavirus times.

Please register to get the zoom link for the meditations. 
 
It’s only 15 minutes (allow 20 minutes and please arrive on time because I can’t let you in once the meditation starts…) and it’s worth it. I’ve had amazing feedback every day so far…
 
People say things like ‘thank you so much this has set me up for the day’, ‘thank you this really helps’ or ‘thank you that was lovely’

I started teaching online ‘live’ zoom meditation classes on Thursday 19 March. I never imagined I’d still be teaching every day in May also 🙂

My daily classes have turned out to be a great source of daily stability, community, connection and joy. I hope you can join.

These classes are offered freely – you can give a donation if you wish, but it is not necessary to join the class. Everyone is welcome, how ever the lockdown is treating you and however you feel mad, sad or glad – you are welcome to come sit with us.

It is the daily repetition of the practice that increases it efficacy 🙂

xxxx

NB – there will be no morning meditation on the Bank Holiday May days, Friday 8 May and Monday 25 May X

I have FREE meditation on the FREE app ‘Insight Timer’ and also have FREE YouTube videos here: Immeasurable Minds YouTube Channel

And other longer more in-depth workshops for sale here, plus articles and tips on mindfulness: Immeasurable Minds Website

This daily event is FREE especially for those affected by the current circumstances and those on low incomes etc, if you can you are welcome to give a donation.

I know Eventbrite take a fee on your donations, there’s nothing I can do about it – they don’t take fees on free tickets 🙂

As with all my events you can avoid the fee by paying via Paypal or Bank Transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for the details.

Thank you and see you in the morning! (There are no morning meditations on bank holiday days).

These classes are delivered via Zoom. In order to be admitted to the class you MUST have your name on your zoom account and you MUST turn on your video – this for the security of everyone in the group and to prevent ‘zoom bombing.’ I have people in their 70s now in my online classes and they have figured it out so you can do it!

When you buy a ticket you will be sent a confirmation email with all the details you need to join the class at the appointed time. I will have an electronic record of everyone who has bought a ticket and will welcome you to the online class on arrival.

Here is an explanatory video from Zoom showing how to join – it is pretty intuitive and once you’ve done it once you will be grand 🙂
 
https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1
 
You can use Zoom from a web browser or from the zoom app which you can find on the iPad, iPhone or Android app stores. I believe the zoom app provides best experience…

weekdays in May

Dates: Mon - Fri May 2020
Times: 8.00-8.15am
Location: Your own space
Cost: Donation based

15 minute evening meditation

This is a daily check-in, a morning meditation to help us all stay calm and centered during this challenging Coronavirus days.

Please note from Tuesday 21 April there is no evening meditation on Tuesday nights and from Thursday 15 April there will be no evening meditation on Thursday nights (due to other classes running – see my website to book on). All other week nights there will be a meditation even on bank holidays. There is a morning meditation every morning (except bank holidays).

Please register at the start of the week or before the week begins and then you get access to all 5 live group meditations. We go through the week together as a group.

You need to register a new each week as each week it may be a new group of people. It’s only 15 minutes (allow 20 minutes and please arrive on time because I can’t let you in once the meditation starts…) and it’s worth it. I’ve had amazing feedback every day so far…

People say things like ‘thank you so much this really helps’, ‘Slept so much better last night after our meditation, thank you’

From a local GP: ‘This is an amazing way to truly connect with others at a time when social distancing needs to mean closer connections. If medical backing would help in any way let me know. I’m sad to say this but breathing meditations will help those with more severe symptoms to cope.’

I started teaching online ‘live’ zoom meditation classes on Thursday 19 March. I never imagined I’d still be teaching every day in May also 🙂

My daily classes have turned out to be a great source of daily stability, community, connection and joy. I hope you can join.

These classes are offered freely – you can give a donation if you wish, but it is not necessary to join the class. Everyone is welcome, how ever the lockdown is treating you and however you feel mad, sad or glad – you are welcome to come sit with us.

It is the daily repetition of the practice that increases it efficacy 🙂

As I have a 8-week course on Tuesday nights I am no longer offering the free 8pm class on Tuesdays and from Thursday 14 May (this thursday coming) I will be offering my 6-week Namaste class so there there will be no free 8pm class then either. So these evening classes are now offered on monday, wednesday and fridays at 8pm.

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom

I have FREE meditations on the FREE app ‘Insight Timer’ and also free YouTube videos here: Immeasurable Minds YouTube Channel

And other longer more in-depth workshops for sale here, plus articles and tips on mindfulness: Immeasurable Minds Website

This daily 5 day event is FREE especially for those affected by the current circumstances and those on low incomes etc, if you can you are welcome to give a donation.

I know Eventbrite take a fee on your donations, there’s nothing I can do about it – they don’t take fees on free tickets 🙂

As with all my events you can avoid the fee by paying via Paypal or Bank Transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for the details.

Thank you and see you in the morning!

These classes are delivered via Zoom. In order to be admitted to the class you MUST have your name on your zoom account and you MUST turn on your video – this for the security of everyone in the group and to prevent ‘zoom bombing.’ I have people in their 70s now in my online classes and they have figured it out so you can do it!

When you buy a ticket you will be sent a confirmation email with all the details you need to join the class at the appointed time. I will have an electronic record of everyone who has bought a ticket and will welcome you to the online class on arrival.

Here is an explanatory video from Zoom showing how to join – it is pretty intuitive and once you’ve done it once you will be grand 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

You can use Zoom from a web browser or from the zoom app which you can find on the iPad, iPhone or Android app stores. I believe the zoom app provides best experience…

Weekdays May

Dates: Mon, Wed, Fri May 2020
Times: 08.00 - 08.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: Free or by donation

May Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

The theme this month’s theme is ‘loving kindness’.  Explore this well wishing practice.

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

30 May

Dates: Saturday 30 May
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: In your own home
Cost: £20

Online Mindful Self-Compassion

It’s not possible to go on a physical ‘retreat’ at the minute so how about at home?

This is a day to restore and relax your mind, body and spirit. You will be guided in a series of mindful self-compassion practices including:

  • deep relaxation
  • mindful movement
  • compassion meditations

There will be a one hour break for lunch and you are encouraged to turn your phone off for the day and let the other members of your household know that you are ‘on retreat’

This is the proposed schedule – please note this is not set in stone and is just a rough guide to timings and practices.

Arrive in your space 9.30am for Tea/Coffee, Juice

10am – Introduction to self-compassion moving into silent morning.

10.30 – Compassionate bodyscan

11.15 – Mid-morning Tea/Coffee break

11.30 – Outdoor sense and savour walk (you can do this inside if you are unable to go out for any reason) – I will guide you then you do the practice yourself.

12.00 – Affectionate breathing practice

12.30 – LUNCH Savoring food practice – please have pre-prepared lunch ready perhaps Homemade Soup and Sandwiches served with Juices and Tea/Coffee

13.30 – Loving kindness meditation

14.00 – Compassionate movement

14.30 – Meditation on giving and receiving compassion

15.00 – Group discussion/closing by 4pm

It is advisable that you have had previous mindfulness practice experience before signing up for this day. If you need more advice please contact Bridgeen mindfulmind@outlook.com

6 June

Dates: Saturday 6 June
Times: 10am - 4pm
Location: comfort of your own home
Cost: £45

June Mindful Self-Compassion

The theme this month is

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

14 June

Dates: Sunday 14 June
Times: 2-4pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20