With a master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Wellbeing from University College Cork, Gill helps both adults and teenagers through wellbeing education and mindfulness practice.
She is an accredited member of the Irish Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland and follows their code of ethics. Gill is qualified to teach the strongly evidence-based Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
Gill is very passionate about helping others become more present in their lives in order for them to find joy and flourish. Gill has a strong personal practice which has been of significant benefit to her own personal life.
Society is moving at a very face pace currently and cases of anxiety and overwhelm have never been so high. I am encouraging people to pause a little more in their busy days to notice the ordinary moments. It is important for our mental health, physical health, and our nervous systems to acknowledge the challenges in our lives, rather than ignoring them or being lost in thinking about them. With some training, we can learn to be present, rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about past, which can be exhausting. We all tend to do this but through education and mindfulness practice we can learn to live more presently.
What is mindfulness and how can it be of benefit:
Mindfulness is intentionally paying attention to our body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in the present moment, with kindness and non-judgement. Through regular mindfulness practice we bring more awareness to our everyday experiences and begin to notice more choice in how we respond to the challenges we encounter. We begin to notice our habitual tendencies and with practice acknowledge and approach our stresses in new more skilful ways. Mindfulness is not therapy. Through the regular use of guided practices, informal practices and class interactions awareness of self can grow substantially often allowing us to see that despite life’s stresses we can live with joy and purpose.
Gill’s sessions will be of benefit to those wishing to:
- Reduce stress/anxiety.
- Increase positive outlook.
- Experience better sleep.
- Reduce pain.
- Learn how to deal skilfully with negative thoughts and emotions.
- Reduce exam anxiety.
- Manage some symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
- Live with greater clarity and awareness.
- Increase resilience.
- Learn how to respond rather than react to their stresses.
- Increase emotional intelligence.
- Practice gratitude.
- Increase happiness levels.
- Live more mindfully
- Flourish and find joy in your life.
- Experience better relationships through effective communication.