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Mind Body Skills Group

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Mind Body Skills Group


About the Course

An 8 week group in a small intimate setting to reduce stress and create balance. In this group we will foster our growth by using research proven skills including meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback & autogenic training, writing, drawing, movement and breath work. The group will be educational, supportive, participatory and structured.

These mind body skills can be immediately incorporated into daily life and will help you:
- Increase self-awareness
- Develop effective coping skills
- Use your body's natural abilities to relax
- Become aware of your body, release stress and increase your energy
- Cultivate mental and emotional balance

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What is Mind-Body Medicine?

Mind-Body Medicine focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine emphasizes an approach that uses scientifically validated techniques that respect and enhance each person’s capacity for self-knowledge and self-care. These techniques include self-awareness, relaxation, meditation, exercise, diet, biofeedback, visual imagery, selfhypnosis and group support.

Mind-Body approaches use the conscious mind to directly affect the workings of the brain and the rest of the body. The techniques exert their effect on the hypothalamus, the switching station in the brain, which exercises control over the autonomic nervous system (which controls heart rate, blood pressure etc.), the endocrine (glandular) system and the immune system.

The scientific literature on these approaches is now rich and robust. Studies dating from the late 1960’s showed the power of these techniques to balance the over-activity of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system (“fight or flight” and “stress” responses) which is implicated in many physical and emotional diseases and conditions, with parasympathetic nervous system stimulation that promotes relaxation. More recently, these techniques have been
demonstrated to create beneficial changes in many of the body’s physiologic responses (including blood pressure, stress hormone levels, pain response and immune functioning) and to make a significant clinical difference in conditions as diverse as hypertension, HIV, cancer, chronic pain, and insomnia as well as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s programs teach these techniques for affecting physical and emotional functioning in small groups that also provide an opportunity for self-expression and mutual support. These experiences of self care – experiencing one’s ability, for example, to lower blood pressure or decrease anxiety – enhance each person’s sense of self-efficacy and self responsibility even as they provide direct physiological benefits. The groups also provide an opportunity for ongoing practice of these techniques and offer members support in making the major changes in lifestyle, which are required to alter the course of chronic physical and emotional problems.

These approaches and the “Mind-Body Skills Groups” in which they are taught make use of people’s strengths; encourage them to experiment with their own abilities; enhance their sense of control; are free from any stigma that may be associated with “mental illness”; and are as well, interesting and fun. The techniques and the groups have proven appealing and applicable to people of all ages, ethnic groups and levels of education – from war traumatized Kosovo children and U.S. inner city teenagers to stressed out medical school faculty, military and diplomatic personnel in hostile situations, and elderly people with chronic illness.

Research on our own and similar programs at Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA and the University of Massachusetts Medical School has consistently demonstrated the power of this kind of group intervention in treating heart disease, cancer, HIV, and chronic pain; in helping medical students and health professionals reduce their levels of stress; and in relieving the psychological stress and trauma that accompany war and terrorism.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine 5225 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20015




Learn about yourself by learning with others.




Become a more embodied person by tapping into your natural abilities.


Take the time to cultivate mental and emotional balance.

Coping Skills

Acquire more skills for your tool kit.


The therapist


About Ursula Daly

A qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist BSc hons with extensive experience in the field of health care, counselling and psychotherapy. I also have the added advantage of having worked outside the therapy field for a period of years and the experience of parenthood thus bringing a broad and mature perspective to the therapy session.



We will share useful information with you from time to time: health tips, details of courses and events and money off promotions for therapies at the Dublin Wellbeing Centre. Reminding you to take care of yourself with practical advice and tips.



Content of the course

2 Day Course from 10.30 – 4.30 pm

These courses are practical hand on courses. Each course provides a Reiki Manual to take home for reference on all learning, a certificate of completion in compliance with the RFI (Reiki Federation of Ireland), continued support and a follow-up support session.

Wear comfortable clothing. Changing facility available.

This courses also provide a wonderful relaxing time for you to reflect and heal yourself, boost your personal well-being and meet new like-minded friends. Reiki is a very useful and positive tool to have in your life.