Erica Balfour – BSc (Environmental Science), Grad Dip Psychotherapy, Dip Counselling Skills, Dip in Mindfulness Based Interventions, Dip in Mindful Communication member of the MTAI (Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland). Supervisor
Erica has trained in Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBSR/MBCT) with The Mindfulness Centre for Professional Training. She now is a teacher trainer and a supervisor. She has a background in counselling and psychotherapy.
Erica has been teaching mindfulness since 2014. She came to mindfulness as a way to cope with the challenges of parenting & learning to be with the grief of losing her mother to breast cancer. She discovered that over time, through a daily mindfulness practice she was able to befriend her anxiety and interrupt the cycles of stress, unhappiness and exhaustion making more room for connection and contentment. Now that her daughters are teenagers her mindfulness practice is more useful than ever.
Erica teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is an evidence-based, user-friendly programme that brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices which help us to:
Cultivate more concentration and capacity to be in the moment with what matters to you most, here and now.
Reduce reactivity, learn to befriend your emotions and to express them in ways that set clear and caring boundaries.
See your patterns and values with more clarity so that your actions can be more beneficial to yourself and others.
She works with groups and with individuals as well as supporting mindfulness teachers through supervision.
Erica adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.