“I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh

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MEDITATION CLASSES - START TUESDAY, 12TH OF APRIL 2016

Welcome! 

Through Meditation, Life Coaching, Mindfulness and Louise Hay Workshops, my intention is to help others create a more joyful, relaxed, meaningful life and to fulfil even more of their vast potential. 

After obtaining my B.A. (hons) degree in psychology and philosophy at Dublin City University, in 2003 I qualified as a Life & Business Coach. Following my official certification in 2005, I have led "Heal Your Life" Workshops (based on the philosophy of Louise Hay) on a regular basis in various locations in Dublin and surrounding areas.

I am a firm believer in meditation as the key to a stressfree, healthy and meaningful life. My weekly meditation classes have been running since early 2006. While leading meditations, my visualisations are always inspired moment by moment during the class. I have included some of these visualisations on my "Guided Meditations" CD which was recorded in 2006 and also my more recent “Guided Meditations 2” CD which was recorded in 2012.  These CDs are available immediately to purchase.  For further details, see below.

My article entitled "A Firm Truth" is published in the anthology of short stories entitled "Pearls of Wisdom for Living a Richer Life". My story is about the extraordinary power of affirmations and how they have changed my life.

The work I do here brings me great joy, and it is my sincere wish to share this wisdom with as many people as possible so that they may also share in the joy that is life.

More recently, I have been offering mindfulness workshops and classes in the Dublin area. See below for further details:

ABOUT MINDFULNESS

What do you think about when you wake up first thing in the morning? Your shower?  When you are in the shower, what do you think about?  Getting dressed?  What do you think about when you are getting dress? Your breakfast?  You can see where this is going! 

What about if when you are in your bed, you feel the softness of the mattress and bedclothes.  What about if when you are in the shower, you notice the smell of the shower gel and hear the water running.  What about when eating your breakfast, you savour every morsel. 

This is what being mindful is all about.

Mindfulness is essentially being completely aware of everything in the present moment, instead of focusing in on the continuous thoughts in our head.  Every moment is accepted for what it is.  Being mindful eliminates worry and stress and hugely increases our enjoyment of life.    

It is natural for us to feel happy.  Worry, stress and depression result from being immersed in negative thinking.  As it is not possible to think two thoughts at the same time, if we are focusing on what we see, hear, smell, taste and feel, we cannot at the same time be caught up in thoughts that create negative feelings in our body and attract even more negative thoughts.

We are not our thoughts.  We were born living in the present moment and worry free.   We think our thoughts and therefore we have the power to change them.  The more we practice mindfulness, the easier and more natural it will become for us.        

For me, mindfulness evolved from my practice of meditation.  The more I meditated - practising focusing in on one (relaxing) thing only - the more I noticed when thoughts were taking over the peace and calm that the meditation brought to my daily life.  Those thoughts felt intrusive and I could instantly feel the (usually negative) emotion that those thoughts elicited in my body.  I realised that allowing those thoughts to pass, rather than engaging in them, resulted in me having more energy, enjoyment and zest for life and feeling more relaxed in general.   I also realised that things have a way of working out when we don’t interfere with our thoughts.  Life  simply flows when we allow it and opportunities seem to keep opening up naturally and easily.

The next Mindfulness Workshop takes place on Sunday, 8th November 2015 at Clontarf Holistic Centre, Dublin 3.


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MEDITATION CDs

GUIDED MEDITATIONS 2 - Relaxation, Restful Sleep & Positive Focus (Recorded 2012)

I'm delighted to announce that my "Guided Meditations 2" CD is now available! This CD is designed to assist you in relaxing and being in the present moment, letting go of stress, connecting with your inner self and creating a more enjoyable life experience.

Tracks include:
1. Morning Meditation: Start your day in a calm, positive way.
2. Wellbeing Meditation: Connect with nature and let go.
3. The Mansion: Create what you really want in your life.
4. Evening Meditation: Drift into a restful, comfortable sleep.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Fastlane Studios, Dublin.  Written and spoken by Anita Stapleton-Mirolo. This CD was recorded, produced and duplicated in Ireland. 

€12 plus P&P.  Payment can be made by Paypal, cheque, postal order or bank transfer.

Testimonials:

"Your CD took me on an amazing journey from the start of my day, dissolving tension from head to toe and creating a wonderful feeling of awareness and relaxation through to the end of the day with quietening my mind and drifting into restful sleep. I cannot recommend it enough. It made me feel safe in allowing life to take care of me. I felt so light through the day, like I was on a cloud. Beautiful." - Ciara, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin


"This is a thoroughly enjoyable and effective CD which does "exactly as it says on the tin". I highly recommend it to those seeking the simpler pleasures in life.  What's great about the CD is that it's easy to adapt into a busy lifestyle.  It always give me a nice sense of calm, balance and confidence once done - Thank you and well done, Anita".
   Catriona, Clontarf. 

GUIDED MEDITATIONS; VISUALISATIONS DESIGNED TO RELAX, REJUVENATE & INSPIRE (Recorded 2006)

Guided Meditations CDTracks include:

  1. A Short Meditation - To gently relax you in a short space of time.
  2. The Waterfall - Re-energise, let go, clear away negativity and stay with the positive.
  3. On top of the World - Enjoy the sense of space nd limitless potential.

Recorded at Fastlane Studios, Dublin. Written and spoken by Anita Stapleton-Mirolo. Music by Stephen Brett. Copyright 2007This CD was recorded, produced and duplicated in Ireland. 

€12 plus P&P.  Payment can be made by Paypal, cheque, postal order or bank transfer.

Testimonials

"The short meditation is great for times when I'm a rush, but really want to do a meditation. It's a great way to start the day and only takes 5 minutes. The journeys of the meditations are great, I always feel great after them. The waterfall is my personal favourite for bedtime. When's your next CD coming out? Can't wait" - Bill Fogarty, Ringsend, Dublin 4.

"I am really enjoying your CD which, at the moment, I am using to clear the tension and sometimes frustration that builds up after a day at the office. So, as soon as I get home I light a candle and burn some oils then listen to one of your tracks. I finish up feeling like cotton wool mixed with marshmallows! Just oozing calm and quiet. It gives me a second wind for the day." - L.S., Glasnevin.

"....I've now listened to your CD a couple of times and have very much enjoyed it...." -M.McD., Phibsborough, Dublin 7

If you would like further information and/or would like to purchase a CD, please contact me by email, telephone or text.

This CD is also available for sale at the following locations:
  • Walmer Holistic Centre, Raheny Shopping Centre, Raheny, Dublin 5.
  • Angels of Ireland, Main Street, Finglas, Dublin 11.
  • Fairgreen Holistic Clinic, Main Street, Naas, Co. Kildare.
  • Dreamcatchers, Cavan Town, Co. Cavan.

Read my article entitled "A Firm Truth" in the new book "Pearls Of Wisdom For Living A Richer Life"

Pearls of WisdomThis is a 240 page anthology of authors who acquired a bit of grit along the road of life which became lodged deep within. At first, for many, it was was very painful. Over time they worked to polish, round, and cover it with layer upon layer of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Much as an oyster works a grain of sand into a pearl, these authors have transformed their grit into valuable pearls of wisdom. They now bravely open themselves to share that beauty with you.

An excerpt from "A Firm Truth": "The Greek philosopher, Plato, believed that learning is about uncovering information that we already hold deep inside us. We obtain our knowledge through 'recollection' of what was known before we were born. This knowledge is truth. At first, when I was introduced to this theory, I found it a little odd and was unconvinced, however as my life continues to unfold, it now seems to me that Plato may have been correct. Over the years, I have enthusiastically explored various avenues in an attempt to uncover the truth about life. Questions such as why we are here and the secret to happiness and health, intrigued me. My testing of the waters on what constitutes real truth began as a child and it started with the knowledge that affirmations can really change your life."

Please contact me via email or telephone to order a copy. Costs €9.99 plus p&p.