The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma in Mindfulness Based Personal & Professional Practice


Delivered Online via Zoom


Commencing in April 2024


Facilitated by Kati Simpson MIACP/ BAMBA

Course Fee: €1,000

€250 deposit on registration

€2500 monthly for 3 months


Diploma in Mindfulness Based Personal & Professional Practice

Our IACP CPD Approved and Recognised Diploma in Mindfulness Based Personal and Professional Practice is underpinned by evidence based practice, positive psychology and neuroscience.  Our programme offers students a deep immersion and support in developing a personal mindfulness practice through Phase One.  Phase Two offers students the opportunity to expand their awareness and understanding of Mindfulness honing in on and developing the core competencies, skills and awareness required to integrate Mindfulness effectively and ethically within their clinical practice.

Current Programme Modules & Schedule


Thursday 4th April 2024.

7pm – 9:30 on Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Mindfulness Based Living – MBLC


  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the history, development, and principals of Mindfulness.
  • Beginning to develop and cultivate a personal based mindfulness practice.
  • Nurturing awareness of one’s inner and outer environments.
  • Learning how to better interact with our realities.


Programme Orientation

7.30pm – 9.30pm

Day 1 Online

10am – 4pm

8 Friday Evening Online Sessions

7pm – 9pm

1 Day Online Retreat

 10am – 4pm


History & Development of Mindfulness

Saturday 6th April 2024.

10am – 4pm on Zoom.

  • Group Introductions
  • Group Working Agreement
  • What is Mindfulness
  • Defining Mindfulness
  • History and Development of Mindfulness
  • Principals of Mindfulness

Starting Where We Are

Friday 12th April 2024.

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

  • Recognizing the Unsettled Mind
  • Settling the Mind
  • Settling the Mind
  • Commitment and Motivation

The Body as a Place To Stay Present

Friday 19th April 2024.

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

  • The Body Scan
  • Practicing Body Awareness
  • Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  • Felt Sense of Kindness

Friday 26th April 2024.

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

  • Mindfulness Practice as taught by Rob Nairn
  • Mindfulness Session with Sound Support
  • Non-Striving
  • The Three Minute Breathing Space
  • Responding to Pleasant and Unpleasant Events

Working With Distraction

Friday 10th May 2024.

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

  • Mindful Movement
  • Walking Meditations
  • Anticipating the Future
  • Dwelling on the Past
  • Thinking in the Present
  • Breath as a Mindfulness Support
  • The Miracle of Breathing
  • Breath Awareness

Exploring The Undercurrent

Friday 17th May 2024.

10am – 5pm on Zoom.

  • Loving Kindness
  • Observer and Undercurrent
  • Noticing the Undercurrent


Friday 24th May 2024,

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

  • Our Inner Environment
  • Training in Attitude
  • Learning about your Attitude
  • Loving Kindness for Self and Other

Retreat: Rest & Replenish – A Day For Compassion

Saturday 1st June 2024.

10am – 4pm on Zoom.

This day of guided practice is an opportunity to immerse yourself more deeply into the mindfulness practices you have been building up since programme commencement.

Elements of the day will be spent in silence deepening your mindfulness practice.

The Three Circles Model: Threat, Drive and Soothing System

Friday 7th June 2024.

7pm – 9pm on Zoom.

  • The Threat System
  • The Drive System
  • Soothing and Contentment System
  • Out of the Red, Into the Green
  • Developing Kindness to Ourselves
  • The Self-Compassion Break
  • Practicing Acceptance
  • RAIN Exercise


Participants are expected to attend an online tutorial on Zoom.
You will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

Tuesday 30th July 2024 (Group 1),
Wednesday 31st July 2024 (Group 2).

7pm – 9:30 on Zoom.

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Learning Outcomes

Participants who complete this diploma will:

  • Become proficient in working integratively with adolescents in a manner appropriate to their level of need, ability, developmental level and social context.
  • Acquire a clear understanding and appreciation of the legal and ethical issues specific to adolescent psychotherapy.
  • Examine and evaluate theories of adolescent development across all developmental domains.
  • Become cognisant and competent in implementing a systemic approach to adolescent psychotherapy facilitating the building of a therapeutic alliance with both adolescent and parents.
  • Understand and appreciate the complex nature of developmental trauma and associated defence mechanisms in the adolescent years and the importance of utilising a bottom up approach in therapy.
  • Gain a sound understanding and proficiency in utilising creative mediums with adolescent clients.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge and develop the necessary skills to effectively utilise a range of empirically validated psychotherapy modalities in an integrative manner.

Programme Structure

Entry Requirement:

This CPD Diploma is open to practitioners who have successfully completed a Degree or Diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy.
This programme may also be of interest to Play Therapists, Art Therapists, Drama and Music Therapists who have appropriate experience and accreditation and are seeking to expand their skill set to work therapeutically with Adolescents.

Clinical Practice:

Participants much complete 35 hours of one to one client work with adolescents. Participants must also complete 7 hours of one to one clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor who has expertise in working therapeutically with adolescent clients.

Teaching Methods:

This Programme will be delivered through a blended learning format with 3 days facilitated through class-based learning at The Greenane Centre and the remaining modules delivered via Zoom.


  • Reflective Learning Journals
  • 3000 Word Essay
  • Book Review
  • Supervisors Report

Terms & Conditions:

Please read our Terms and Conditions document carefully. You will be required to indicate your consent on the programme application form.

Programme Fees

Full Fee: €2,550

  • €550 due on registration
  • €500 monthly for the next 4 months, automatically debited to payment card.

February 2024 FULL

February 2024 Class is FULL