I have been involved in education as a teacher and teacher trainer in Ireland and abroad for many years. Since 2014 I have been working full-time in the design and delivery of mindfulness and wellbeing courses. I facilitate courses in the widely researched Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to the general public and organise mindfulness and wellbeing workshops in Dublin and the surrounding counties. I also offer introductory courses in mindfulness to community groups, businesses and public sector organisations and offers one-to-one mindfulness training and coaching on request.
To date, I have provided training in Wellbeing and Mindfulness for organisations such as Intel, Glanbia, the EPA, Silver Cloud Health, Jet.com, Cisco Systems, Ulster Bank and City of Dublin ETB, DIT and UCC, the Irish Wheelchair Association etc. In addition, I have worked with HSE medical staff, in both Naas and Athlone as well as an ongoing mental health initiative organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership, the Young Social Innovators Programme, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI).
I am a visiting tutor for The Mindfulness Centre Teacher Training Diploma and also a tutor for the Beehive School Diploma in Interspiritual Mindfulness Facilitation.
M.A. (Distinction) Education (Univ. of London, Institute of Education) (1992)
Mindfulness and Related Professional Training
Attendance Cert. for Teacher Training Level 1 MBSR (Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Univ. of Bangor) (2012).
Post-Grad. Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (15 month training from the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches, Germany) (2014)
Attendance Cert. 6-day Intensive Professional Training in Positive Neuroplasticity, with the leader in the field, Dr Rick Hanson. (2017)
Combined Cert. in Counselling Skills and Practice (CSCT London) (1992)
Diploma in Soul Empowerment/ Life Coaching (QQI Level 6), The Beehive School (2017)
Diploma in Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation (QQI Level 6), The Beehive School (2017)
I teach MBSR courses to the general public and organises mindfulness workshops in Dublin and the surrounding counties. In addition, I offer introductory courses in mindfulness to community groups, businesses and public sector organisations and offers one-to-one mindfulness training on request. As well as teaching secular mindfulness and wellness programmes, I also run retreats and courses in mindfulness as spiritual practice.
I continue to upgrade my professional training through attendance at workshops, retreats and conferences as well as maintaining a daily mindfulness practice. I adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the MTAI.