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.


August 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
online 6-week mindfulness experience class
An introduction to mindfulness for beginners and a refreshing group to sit and practice with for those with experience.
Thursday 20 August 2020 8 - 9.15pm
August Mindful Self-Compassion
Another self-care sunday this time in the AFTERNOON - relax and enjoy :) xx
Sunday 23 August 2-4.30pm

September 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
8-week Mindfulness for life (MBSR & MBCT)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is group based meditation course with body awareness & movement learning via practice and study.
Wednesday 9 September - Wednesday 28 October 2020 7 - 9.30pm
Yoga Retreat at the Marine Hotel
A heart opening, energising yoga weekend to nourish mind and body.
Friday 11 - Sunday 13 September From 3pm Friday to Lunchtime Sunday
To book go to Marine Hotel Website https://marinehotelballycastle.com/yoga/
September Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
A workshop to restore and renew
Sunday 20 September 10-12.30pm

October 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
6-week mindfulness experience class – via zoom
A mindfulness practice class for beginners and those with experience. All welcome.
Thursday 8 October - Thursday 12 November 8.00-9.15pm
October Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Wrap up warm and snuggle up to some self love this sunday x
Sunday 11 October 10-12.30pm

November 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
November Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Spend a cosy saturday morning giving your wee self some love. X
Saturday 14 November 10
Deepening Your Practice Retreat
A lovely winter weekend retreat to deepen your mindfulness practice.
Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 November 9.30am - 4.30pm

December 2020

Event Day and Date Time Book
Christmas peace mindful self-compassion workshop
Give yourself the gift of Christmas peace
Saturday 12 December 10-12.30pm
Sunday Christmas Mindful Self-Compassion
Practice cultivating Christmas joy in the here and now
Sunday 20 December 10-12.30pm

January 2021

Event Day and Date Time Book
Saturday January Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
New Year, New Me
Saturday 9 January 2021 10-12.30pm
New Year, Fresh Start self-compassion workshop
The theme this session is cultivating freshness in the here and now and beginning anew.
Sunday 17 January 10-12.30pm
NEW YEAR 2021 Retreat – Reflect, Recharge & Renew
Start the new year with a deeper vision of how you want to live your life, into this new year in newer world than we thought possible.
Friday 22 - Sunday 24 January 4.30pm
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online 6-week mindfulness experience class

A personal and friendly introduction to mindfulness practice. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

You will learn: 

  • how to practice mindfulness,
  • how to sit in meditation,
  • tips to practice in daily life,
  • how to do walking meditation,
  • mindful movement,
  • gratitude practice,
  • loving kindness practice,
  • mindfulness singing,
  • inspirational stories

Most importantly you’ll receive just over an hour of peace and tranquility in a virtual group of other local, like-minded people. You will be surprised how lovely and easy it is to connect and build a community online in this way, and for this reason numbers are limited. This will be the third weekly programme I’ve run like this. The other online courses have been a wonderful success.

In previous times this class would happen in the Namaste Centre on the Ormeau Road, where I’ve been teaching it for over 10 years, now it’s online via zoom.

Especially at this exceptional time for the whole world we will focus on practices to calm our nervous system and work with fear and anxiety. Also sending compassion to those struggling – including ourselves.

Suitable for all: from beginners to experienced practitioners with a beginners mind.

Come join us for an experience of peace in the midst of your week.

You can buy the course as a gift for someone – just ask them to give your name on the first night.

I have lots of free material that you can access via my social media pages. 

YES you can save the Eventbrite fee – you can pay via PayPal and bank transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for details. Once payment has been received I will send you the joining instructions.

Thank you.

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. Please scroll down the email – the zoom link will be there 🙂

I taught online classes every day (twice a day) via zoom from 23 March to the 26 June to support everyone though the the first stage of the pandemic so I am very experienced and capable of running these online classes.

I will have an electronic record of everyone who has bought a ticket and will welcome you to the online class on arrival. You are required to have video and audio to fully participate in the class. I also need to see you to know you are a real person and not a ‘zoom bomber’, you can of course switch off the video or point it away from you during the meditations.

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 do not provide technical support for Zoom (there are lots of helpful videos on Google) so please ensure you are familiar with it before signing up, thank you 🙂

20 August

Dates: Thursday 20 August 2020
Times: 8 - 9.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £48

August 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.

23 August

Dates: Sunday 23 August
Times: 2-4.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

8-week Mindfulness for life (MBSR & MBCT)

This course uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, mindful movement and researched wellbeing tools and techniques to help you become happier, more mindful and less stressed.

In recent years this course has been the subject of controlled clinical research which has found beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation, and improvements to quality of life. You will learn how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically.

This substantial program is shown to improve emotional wellbeing and be an effective treatment for anxiety or low-mood difficulties. It can also be helpful for those looking for an ‘edge’ in their work or creative performance. It is not only about elevation of low-mood it’s actually life enhancing practice for everyone that increases confidence, focus and happiness.

Mindfulness helps us to open to life rather than struggle against it, respond to challenges rather than react, show compassion towards ourselves rather than judgement and appreciation rather than negativity – allowing us to feel more connected, open, and more deeply alive.

I am delighted to be offering this MBCT for life course as it has been updated via the latest research and best practice via the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. 

This is a certified course with 27 hours CPD. It is also a prerequisite for any mindfulness teacher training you are interested in, including mindfulness for children. 

See what previous particpants thought here: http://www.immeasurableminds.co.uk/info/testimonials/

N.B –  as well as the 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions this programme also includes an all-day online retreat on Saturday 17 October. If possible giving Covid-19 this will be an in person retreat. I will offer both so you will have the option of joining the online or in person, in person is better but in the current circumstances I understand the need for online. The online retreat is included in your fee – a supplement to cover food etc will be required for the in person retreat should it go ahead.

The course also includes a comprehensive, supportive 125 page file and audio tracks for home practice. These will be emailed to you. Familiarity with email is necessary I will send you an email every week recapping what we covered in each class.

Home practice is an integral part of the course. Please note before you pay a deposit for this course you must communicate with Bridgeen and fill out an application form, to ensure this is the right time for you to undertake the course, thank you. Email Bridgeen directly on mindfulmind@outlook.com 

It is very important that the mindfulness and wellbeing teacher you choose follows UK best practice guidelines and is registered and accredited. See Bridgeen’s listing on BAMBA (British Association for Mindfulness Based Teachers) here and on the Irish Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland (MTAI) here.

Bridgeen has taught MBSR since 2011 and taught online classes every day (twice a day) via zoom from 23 March to the 26 June to support everyone though the the first stage of the pandemic so I am very experienced and capable of running these online classes. However this will be the first time I have taught MBSR online I did also successful teach the 8-week MSC course online through April-June 2020.

You can find out more and download application form here.

Please Note: you can also pay for this course by bank transfer, PayPal, cheque or cash and save the Eventbrite fee.

Check out this short video I made about the MBSR course and why you train in it with me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwyP4VqtTFs

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Thank you.

9 September - 28 October

Dates: Wednesday 9 September - Wednesday 28 October 2020
Times: 7 - 9.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £250 early bird

Yoga Retreat at the Marine Hotel

A heart opening, energising yoga weekend to nourish mind and body.

This is a joint retreat between Mindfulness Teacher, Bridgeen from Immeasurable Minds and Davide, Yoga Teacher at the Marine Hotel Ballycastle. The 3rd time we have offered this retreat.

Step on the mat, breathe, and rediscover your flow. This yoga weekend will suit every need and lifestyle, it offers an opportunity for meditation, physical exercise plus relaxation and set in a location with calming natural surroundings.

Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.

Please note this event is organised by the Marine Hotel not Immeasurable Minds

To book please go to: marinehotelballycastle.com/yoga

Or

call 02820762222 or by emailing reception@marinehotelballycastle.com

To book go to Marine Hotel Website https://marinehotelballycastle.com/yoga/

11 - 13 September

Dates: Friday 11 - Sunday 13 September
Times: From 3pm Friday to Lunchtime Sunday
Location: Marine Hotel, Ballycastle
Cost: From £145

September Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop

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.

20 September

Dates: Sunday 20 September
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20