Education & CPD

Mindfulness and Meditation in Holistic Nursing and Midwifery Care


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:45
  •   Start: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:00
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


Simple mindfulness practice can bring tremendous positive change in everyday life. Mindfulness involves the ability to focus on the present moment rather than on the past or on the future. Topics explored during this course include the role of mindfulness in holistic nursing and midwifery care, the history of meditation, the mindfulness of breathing, the therapeutic use of mindfulness, compassion, holistic communication as well as the power of stillness of mind. There will also be a demonstration of breathing exercises and yoga postures.
This course aims to bring harmony, balance and peace in participant’s lives and aims to enable participants to transfer what they learn for therapeutic use. This course endeavours to harness the nurse or midwife’s ability to provide holistic care with compassion and to bring positive change in the lives of their patients, family members and communities.
After attending this course, participants will have learned techniques for incorporating mindfulness into their work and daily routine, which will facilitate them to promote stress reduction and relaxation in their patients while managing their own emotional health.
  • Wednesday, 28 June 2017

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    Mindfulness and Holistic Nursing and Midwifery Care
  • 10:30
    History of Meditation
  • 11:00
  • 11:15
    Evidence Based Practice
  • 11:45
    Your Breath - Your Best Friend
  • 12:30
  • 13:00
    How to Meditate and its Effect on Mindfulness
  • 13:30
  • 13:45
    Holistic Communication
  • 14:15
    Yoga & Pranayam
  • 15:00
    Bringing Mindfulness into your Professional Practice
  • 15:50
    Questions and Evaluation
  • 16:00
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Mental Health Foundation, (2010) Mindfulness Report 2010 ,London.

  2. Stanton, M. and Dunkley,C., (2015) First steps in mindfulness’, Nursing Times, pp.22-24.

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