Building The Meditation Habit

An Online Course​

With Padraic Dunne

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"Only in this moment can we be trustingly open to whatever comes next, the endlessly new."

Only a small percentage of those who learn to meditate succeed in developing a habit, and for good reasons. Developing a habit is much more difficult than merely developing a skill. While the latter is based on technique and will power, the former requires perseverance and the wise management of expectations.

In this mini-course by Padraic Dunne, a meditation teacher and Senior Research Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, you will learn practical tools to help you move beyond the initial decision to meditate to something much more important, the integration of the practice of meditation into daily life.

What you will discover in this course:

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Lesson 1

Preparing for Meditation: Guided Body Scan

This simple body scan will help you listen to your body so that you can make your mind aware of the body’s needs. It will also help you to get out of your head.

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Lesson 2

Part 1 – The Habit Loop

Something that is very important (especially for beginners) is the sustainable development of a new meditation practice, and how to integrate this practice over weeks, months, and years to come.

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Lesson 3

Part 2 – Make your habit real

It is crucial that you make your habit real, and not just in your head. And that includes you plan for generating your new habit.

What’s Included with the Course:


Expand your perspective by engaging in peer discussions around learning objectives, or start your own topic.


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Building The Meditation Habit

An Online course with Padraic Dunne

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About Padraic Dunne

Dr. Dunne currently works as a Senior Research Fellow at the RCSI Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Part of his role within the Institute of Leadership is to teach on the topic of stress resilience for health care professionals. As an immunologist, practicing psychotherapist and meditation teacher, Dr Dunne is involved with a number of different research projects directed at improving well-being among health care professionals and patients suffering with chronic disease.

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