Wellbeing and Resilience

A special meditation retreat for health and social care professionals
with Kirsten DeLeo

Wednesday 8, 8pm to Sunday 12 May, 1pm

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: Continuing Education Units pending
Irish College of General Practitioners: CPD Credits and GMS study leave days pending

How can we be present for others and at the same time maintain our inner balance and strength?

Take time out, away from everyday responsibilities and stress, to re-connect with your inspiration, joy and sense of purpose. This retreat offers you the space and the opportunity to strengthen your inner balance and enhance your skills.

Kirsten will lead us on an exploration of the power of mindfulness and compassion to reduce stress, prevent and heal burn-out, and to foster a greater sense of awareness and happiness.

Weaving together contemplative meditation, scientific research, and hands-on experience, you will gain a practical framework to enable you to stay present with those for whom you care; empowering you to respond to the deeper sources of their suffering while remaining open, spacious and centered in yourself.


The retreat will be held in the Spiritual Care Centre meditation room, a bright ecumenical space with beautiful views.


Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

Book online now

Fee €350
Concession €305

Concession fees are available for students and the unwaged and apply to event fees (including food), not accommodation
(1) to apply please contact info@dzogchenbeara.org
(2) you can avail of a concession only if you stay in the hostel or share a room in a cottage or the Care Centre with your friend/partner, or stay off site.

Dzogchen Beara has a policy of not turning anyone away for financial reasons.
Please email info@dzogchenbeara.org to request assistance from our retreat fund or to discuss flexible payment options.

Limited accommodation is available on-site. Book early!
A list of hostels, B&B’s self-catering accommodation and hotels in the local area can be downloaded here.

Vegetarian lunches and light evening meals are provided. The cost is included in your fee.
Online booking here
Enquiries by email or + 353 (0) 27 73032
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Kirsten DeLeo
Kirsten DeLeo
Drawing on over 20 years of experience in accompanying the dying, Kirsten leads seminars and retreats for healthcare professionals and the public around the world.

Kirsten is trained in the mindfulness-based somatic approach to psychotherapy and has been immersed in contemplative practice and study for many years including attending a three-year meditation retreat. She currently serves on the faculty of “Authentic Presence”, a certificate program in contemplative end-of-life care offered by the Spiritual Care Programme (spcare.org).

Kirsten is known for her clarity and warmth and has published numerous articles on the contemplative approach to care.