Workshops are run out of the Dublin Holistic Centre on South William Street, Dublin 2. To book a place on a workshop or to arrange a class for your workplace/group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Mindfulness meditation is beautifully simple. The essence of mindfulness is observation without criticism, and being compassionate with yourself. At its heart, mindfulness allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they trip you into a downward spiral. Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation - Numerous psychological studies have shown that regular meditators are happier and more contented than average. Anxiety, irritability and depression all decrease with regular meditation. Memory improves, reaction times become faster and mental and physical stamina increases. Regular meditators enjoy better and more fulfilling relationships. Meditation has also been found to be effective in reducing the impact of serious conditions such as chronic pain and can even help with drug and alcohol dependence. Studies have also shown that meditation bolsters the immune system and helps to fight off colds, flu and other diseases. Mindfulness practice need not take a lot of time, although initially some patience and persistence are required. Meditation is not complicated, it is not about success or failure either. Even when meditation feels difficult, you will find benefit.