Introduction to Mindfulness CPD Module

Introduction to Mindfulness

A short Continuing Professional Development course 

Course Code: SOC1010



The course is provided by the DIT School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences in cooperation with the DIT Chaplaincy Service.



Commencing Tuesday 14th February 2017 the course will take place over a 3-hour session every Tuesday from 18:00 – 21:00 until the 2nd May.  There will be a 1-day workshop on mindfulness practice in the Sanctuary. Participants are expected to complete at least another 60+ hours of self-directed learning which will include reading, writing, reflective journal and mindfulness practice.



The course fee is €285. Students who are already registered in DIT as full-time students will be entitled to a reduced fee.


Course aims

On completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe the principles and practices of mindfulness.

  • Connect and synthesize the theoretical and experiential components of this mindfulness module.

  • Demonstrate the relationship between mindfulness and reflective practice.

  • Develop the capacity to use mindfulness practice to deepen skills of reflection in academic life and in personal and professional relationships.


Scope of course

  • This course is an overview in the practice of mindfulness and is not designed for anyone who needs to develop the practice of mindfulness to assist with ongoing health issues.

  • The course will not give a proficiency in the teaching of mindfulness.

  • This programme is not suitable for those who have experienced recent distressing experiences such as trauma or bereavement or those who are suffering from severe anxiety and/or depression.

For details on workshops that are specifically suited to teaching or for therapy purposes please refer to www.sanctuary.ie


Entry requirement

Admission criteria: Level 5 or equivalent, e.g. Leaving Certificate.

Exceptional entry: interview and written task on-site.

Some candidates with international qualifications may need to provide a QQ1 equivalence document.



The assessment is based on a combination of attendance and participation, a reflective journal and an essay.[1]


Application process

Please download and complete the following application form:

Introduction to Mindfulness Module SOC1010. (pdf document)

Introduction to Mindfulness Module SOC1010 (MS Word document)


Applications should be sent to The Secretary, Social Sciences, Room 105 Bradogue, DIT Grangegorman Campus, Dublin 7 or socialsciences@dit.ie. The closing date for applications has been extended to 10th of February 2017.

(The course is subject to a viable cohort)



[1] This is a level 7 award with 5 ECTS credits on successful completion of the course



For further information contact:

School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences
DIT Grangegorman Campus
Dublin 7
Email: socialsciences@dit.ie
DIT Chaplaincy Service
Room 254 DIT Bolton Street
Dublin 1
Phone: 00 353 1 4024112
E-mail: suzanne.greene@dit.ie
The Sanctuary
Stanhope Street
Dublin 7
Phone: 00 353 1 6705419
E-mail: enquiries@sanctuary.ie



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