I have practiced mindfulness since the late eighties, teaching and leading retreats across Ireland, in Wales, Germany and USA. I have been lucky enough to study with leading teachers from both Western and Eastern Wisdom traditions, as well as having a full immersion into the neuroscience underpinning current secular mindfulness practice. My work now is a distillation of these 25 years and it is simple, and underpinned by my three core beliefs:
1) Like the Dali Lama, my religion is kindness.
2) The current wave of interest in forest bathing is a reminder of what we know already – nature heals.
3) Neuroscience allows us to use short mindfulness practises to live happier and less stressed lives
Mindfulness is an evidence based, experiential way of managing stress and living with more peace and joy.
My particular way of being in the world is hugely informed by my years of studying with great teachers from both Eastern and Western Wisdom Traditions. My work is very simple now. It is about connecting Ancient Wisdom, Neuroscience and Nature with live online, digital and one to one mindfulness courses, supervision, and soulspace.
Peace through Practise. Simple ways to wellbeing and mindful living through ancient wisdom, neuroscience & nature.
I have have a strong commitment to my own practice for over twenty years including participation in annual retreats, and regular CPD training and supervision. All of my work is informed by both this lived experience and my studies of Eastern and Western Wisdom Traditions.
Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions ( UCD) 2018
Diploma in Cross Professional Supervision ( An Chroi Wisdom Institute) 2019
Diploma in Groupwork, Mundelein College Chicago
Diploma in Business and Life Coaching, Tipperary Institute
Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Skills, Institute of Cultural Affairs Brussels
Diploma in Supervision, Social Care Training Ireland
Diploma in Therapeutic use of Mindfulness, Irish Mindfulness Institute
Certification in Ignation Spiritual Direction
Bacc Philosophy, Milltown Institute Dublin
Bachelor of Divinity, Milltown Institute Dublin.
Membership of professional bodies
All Ireland Spiritual Guides Association BOM member (AISGA) www.aisga.ie
Spiritual Directors International (SDI) www.sdiworld.org
Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland ( www.mtai.ie)
Supervisors Association of Ireland (www.saivision.ie