Sanctuary's 4th Annual Conference - 30th October 2013

(24 Oct 2013)

the Sanctuary’s 4th Annual Conference ,  The Art of Being Still – ‘Mindfulness and Compassion’ will take place in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 30th October, 2013    9am to 4pm.  Cost: €120 including lunch, tea/coffee

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This year's conference "Mindfulness and Compassion", will demonstrate why developing compassion is good for mind, body and soul.   It will show that we can really understand others only when  we understand ourselves and that we will only know what’s best for others when we know what’s best for ourselves.  The main speaker this year is highly renowned professor Paul Gilbert, founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

This Conference is equally relevant to psychologists, neuroscientists, health, social care and teaching professionals as well as mindful practitioners, counsellors and therapists.  In fact anyone interested in the topic will find this conference stimulating, informative and useful for daily living.

Participants will discover:

  • that mindful self-compassion is accessible to everyone
  • the centrality of compassion as a necessary goal on a mindful journey
  • the importance of the attachment system and its link to the experience of vulnerability
  • possibilities for using compassion focusing in different types of therapy
  • how compassion can promote better physical and mental health

The day will also include short meditation practices with Paul Gilbert, Sr. Stan, Brother Richard, Catherine Sutton and Josephine Lynch

Prof Paul Gilbert OBE is head of the Mental Health Research Unit, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby, where he developed Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).  He has published and edited 21 books, including the best-selling ‘Overcoming Depression’, and ‘The Compassionate Mind’.

Brother Richard OFM Cap is a priest-friar of the Capuchin Franciscan order in Ireland. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology and has post graduate qualifications in holistic studies. Richard was involved in assisting in the development of the Sanctuary’s Programmes for young people. Richard was a full time chaplain in University College Cork where he pioneered the "Mindful Campus Initiative" -  a collaborative interdisciplinary and multi-faith approach to third level chaplaincy in the 21st century. He is currently undertaking further studies in Franciscan Spirituality and Human Formation in the UK.

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, or Sr. Stan as she is affectionately known in Ireland, is a visionary and social innovator.  Founder of the Sanctuary, Focus Ireland, Young Social Innovators and Immigrants council of Ireland she will open the conference. 

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