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

July 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.

26 July

Dates: Sunday 26 July
Times: 2-4pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

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: 2-4pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

Deepening Your Practice Retreat

Not all of us are lucky enough to be able to go away for a week’s retreat, so how about a local weekend retreat in Drumalis, Larne where we will devote time to mindfulness practice, relaxation, movement, good food, time outdoors and indoors to reflect and practice.

I had 11 people at this retreat last November, everyone really enjoyed the peace and simplicity and experienced a lot of physical and emotional healing from the experience, which is profound as it is such a short time.

All food and refreshments included from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch.

It is advised that you ideally will have previous mindfulness experience before booking this weekend, there will be lots of silence.

Check out the at the location here: www.drumalis.co.uk all rooms are ensuite and hotel standard.  I have been using this venue to hold retreats for over ten years – everyone really loves this venue – and its so easy to get to.

Yes you can pay by bank transfer, PayPal, cheque or cash to avoid the Eventbrite fee, however payment must be in advance of the retreat and is not refundable from 1 November 2020.

21-22 November

Dates: Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 November
Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Drumalis, Larne
Cost: from £180

Past Events

Below are previous Immeasurable Minds events

 

ZOOM Namaste 6-week mindfulness experience class

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

As well as learning about what mindfulness is and the benefits of it you will also experience:

  • 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 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 second weekly programme I’ve run like this. The previous one was wonderful success.

AND 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 middle 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.

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…

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.

14 May

Dates: Thursday 14 May 2020
Times: 8.30-9.30pm
Location: comfort of your own home
Cost: £48