The Mindful Psychologist

Psychologist and Mindfulness Coach
Leanda Carroll BA (Hons) Psy MSc MBI

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About Leanda

Leanda is a qualified psychologist and a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She has also completed a series of Masterclasses in Mindfulness in the Workplace at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University. However, wanting to go deeper and find more meaning in her own life, Leanda began her own journey of discovery, completing a masters in Mindfulness based Interventions at University College Dublin.

Individual session

Most people face challenges in their life at some point. However, sometimes the challenges become too much and you can feel helpless and overwhelmed. It could be anxiety over the uncertainty over the future, stress in work, loss of a loved one, depression, or problems in your relationship.

Mindfulness in the workplace

Mindfulness and its practice is becoming popular with organisations as they focus more on the well-being of their staff. Mindfulness enables people to be more in the present and work with more discipline and focus.

Mindful communication

Mindful communication involves applying principles of mindfulness to the way we engage with others. These principles include setting an intention, being fully present, remaining open and non-judgmental and relating to others with compassion. In essence, mindful communication is about bringing a greater level of awareness to the two major components of all communication: listening and speaking.

Learning mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness helps us to develop inner resources such as clarity and stability. It can ‘wake us up’ to aspects of our everyday experience which we miss when we are constantly lost in our thoughts. Leanda Carroll MSc. MBI has created this course to take you through the process of discovering mindfulness and all of its benefits.

Main themes of the course

Personal growth

Studies from the University of Wisconsin show that mindfulness practices lead to an increased activation in areas of the brain responsible for positive emotions and lowered states of anxiety.

Self awareness

Allows you to slow down and create space between receiving information, processing, and reacting – giving you the ability to check-in with your best self in real-time before responding.

Increased vitality

Scientific studies show that mindfulness prevents depression and also positively affects the brain patterns underlying day to day stress, irritability and anxiety.

What’s in the program?

The course is divided into two levels across eight sessions.

Level 1

Session 1: Automatic Pilot

Session 2: Living in our heads

Session 3: Gathering the scattered mind

Session 4: Recognising aversion

Level 2

Session 5: Letting be

Session 6: Thoughts are not facts

Session 7: How can I best take care of me

Session 8: Acceptance and change

What others say

Leanda is a wonderful mindness coach

Being dad to 2 teenagers (Leaving and Junior Cert this year!) and having a busy job leave me with very little ‘me’ time. Leanda’s mindfulness programme enabled me to tune into myself, take time to relax and reminded me to be ‘in the moment’ more often. Since then I try to take a few minutes, every day, to be ‘mindful’ – which really helped during the recent exam season. Leanda is a wonderful mindfulness coach who gently guides you through the stages with encouragement and good humour. Thanks Leanda!

Richard

Fantastic workshop

Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop and your time, energy and enthusiasm in doing this course at PTSB. The Mindfulness programme provided an invaluable and much needed oasis of calm amid our frenetic working routine.

Anita

The Mindful Practices programme has provided me with insight and skills

Leanda, your Mindful Practices programme has provided me with insight and skills that have already helped me hugely and which I know will continue to be part of my life.

Clare

Learning mindfulness

Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

It helps promote a genuine joie de vivre; the kind of happiness that gets into your bones and allows you to meet the worst that life throws at you with new courage.

“Mindfulness refers to the awareness that emerges by paying attention, on purpose, non judgementally to the present moment.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Peace is not external or to be sought after or attained. Living mindfully, slowing down and enjoying each step and each breath is enough.

Peace is already present in each step, and if we walk in this way, a flower will bloom under our feet with every step. In fact the flowers will smile at us and wish us well on our way.