Kathryn O’Halloran Wants to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness with an Evening of Mindfulness
Thursday 13 August, 8pm, The Lantern Centre, Dublin 8. Tickets €15/10 concession.
It can become a constant challenge trying to maintain calm and wellbeing in the midst of a busy routine and time pressures. True you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf them and mindfulness is proving the perfect key to this for many people.
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t wish to be happy? Isn’t it this universal desire that drives us a lot of the time? Scientists have found a direct link between how often our minds leave the present moment and our happiness levels. Thinking about the past and the future is not a problem per se, in fact it’s very useful but ask yourself how often do you get caught up in the commotion of the mind and how do you tend to feel when the mind is in this state. Mindfulness teaches us how to live in the present moment more and how to relate to whatever unfolds with more equanimity.
Benefits people see when using mindfulness:
- Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
- An increased ability to relax
- Reduced pain and/or an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
- Greater vitality and enthusiasm for life
- Improved self esteem and self acceptance
- An ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations
About Kathryn: Kathryn O’Halloran is a teacher of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme. She brings heart and passion to the teaching of mindfulness and works within a wide range of settings from prisons, to schools, to banks and within the general community.
Kathryn has a mindfulness programme starting this September and you can find out more about it on her website below.