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Month: February 2019

Reflecting on Living Wills

Reflecting on Living Wills

If you could no longer communicate your wishes around your health/ end of life care, would others know what you might want?

This one day workshop will offer you time and space to reflect on what matters to you in relation to planning your end-of-life care and composing your personal Advance Healthcare Directive* or Living Will. There will be time for reflection, meditation, listening and debate around this most important topic.

Advance Heathcare Directive* – since Dec 2015 an adult with capacity can make a legally binding statement, known as a living will, on how we would like to be cared for if we were to lose capacity and unable to make treatment decisions for ourselves.

Accreditation: NMBI Category 1 Approval Board CEUs 7

Katie O’Connell – facilitates NMBI accredited end-of-life-care (EOLC) and palliative care training modules across Ireland for nurses and allied health-care professionals. These trainings include an introduction to the principles and philosophy of EOLC and palliative care, spiritual care, mindfulness, loving kindness meditation, and guidance on developing resilience and compassion in healthcare. Katie also continues to update her clinical knowledge and skills working part-time as a Daffodil Nurse for the Irish Cancer Society, while continuing her research study on spiritual care in palliative care.

Professional Qualifications
RGN, CNS, H. Dip., MSc. Interdisciplinary Palliative Care, EOLC and Spiritual Care Educator.

Booking Information

When: Saturday 23rd of March, 2019, 10am – 4pm

Where: Lhasa Meditation Room, Tiernaboul, Killarney V93 W5P6

Cost: €70 (includes Tea/Coffee & Light Lunch)

For booking please click here:


Feedback from Mindful Meditation: Embracing Change in our Lives

Feedback from Mindful Meditation: Embracing Change in our Lives


I have received some excellent testimonials from attendees of the recent Embracing Change in our Lives course held here at Lhasa Meditation Room.  A huge thank you to all who attended and added greatly to the day.

“This was an extremely well co-ordinated day outlining the practical aspects of meditation. Two very gentle voices in extremely beneficial surroundings…mountains, greenery plus sunshine today. Food was excellent and in abundance.” – Helen

“It was a really beautiful day, very well delivered by both Katie and Susan. I really benefited from the meditation sessions and the discussions that followed and especially enjoyed the “loving-kindness” session. It was an excellent day.” – Bridget


“This was an excellent day and proof of mindful hosts. I found the reference to all the “little deaths” most helpful.” – Carmel

“Very well organised day and I found the loving-kindness practice the most beneficial.” – Margaret

“All of the sessions were excellent; I loved every bit of it. This was very well organised and am hoping to get more of these sessions in the near future. Susan and Katie are excellent facilitators. Well done.”

– Carole

“You are such generous and hospitable people Katie and Susan. You were so willing to share everything with us and it was so easy to fit in with all the events over the whole day. It was truly a well organised day and I loved every minute of it.” – Ena