Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

We are delighted to offer PPMTA members the opportunity to participate in the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course; an 8-week online course commencing on Monday 27th of July 2020. 

TheMBSR course will be facilitated by Niamh Bruce through ZOOM for PPMTA members.

The MBSR course acts a pre-requisite for all teacher training courses in Mindfulness while also developing one’s own mindfulness practice.

The cost of the course is €200 which includes 3 downloadable audio files and a PDF workbook in digital format. (Please note the recommended retail price for the MBSR course is €350 and has been significantly reduced for PPMTA members).

The course is limited to 16 participants and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Book now:

Please note online bookings will close on or before Friday 24th of July 2020 at 12 noon.

A certificate of participation will be presented to all participants on completion of the MBSR course. 

Duration: 8-WEEK ONLINE COURSE (Delivered through ZOOM).

Week 1 Monday 27th July 2020 7-9pm 

Week 2 Tuesday 4th August 2020 7-9pm  

*Please note change of day due to Bank Holiday Monday*

Week 3 Monday 10th August 2020 7-9pm

Week 4 Monday 17th August 2020 7-9pm

Week 5 Monday 24th August 2020 7-9pm

Week 6 Monday 31st August 2020 7-9pm

Week 7 Sunday 6th September 2020 10am-2pm

Week 7 Monday 7th September 2020 7-9pm

Week 8 Monday 14th September 2020 7-9pm

If you have any queries please contact the PPMTA Chairperson Áine Balfe at abalfe.ppmta@gmail.com


MINDFULNESS is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgemental way, to what is going on in your body, your mind and in the world around you. We call this moment to moment awareness- MINDFULNESS.  It is about being awake and aware – living in the present- rather than stuck in dwelling in the past or anticipating the future.

The aim of the programme is to learn new ways to handle challenging physical sensations, emotions, moods or social interactions.

The course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and your students while getting more out of living. The majority of people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including: 

  An increased ability to relax and experience calm

  Greater energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life

  Heightened self-confidence and more acceptance for life as it is

  An increased ability to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stressful situations


Niamh Bruce Former Executive Director and Director of Programmes for the Sanctuary (A non-profit meditation centre in Smithfield area www.sanctuary.ie) for over 10 years. She now continues to work for the Sanctuary and others on a freelance and consultancy basis. With a strong interest and role in Mindfulness and Young People, Niamh has co-developed the Sanctuary Warrior Programme for young people who are finding the journey to maturity and social integration challenging. Also co-developed and delivers the M2M training for the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). Niamh is also a teacher trainer for the Mindfulness in Schools Programme (MiSP) and the .b (dotb) programme for 11-17 year olds and is the voice on their animations used both here, the UK and America.