John is a qualified social worker and has been working as a Project Manager for Tulsa child and family agency for over 25 years. He trained as an MBSR teacher with the Oasis Center for Mindfulness Massachusetts and has been teaching mindfulness in a Dublin Prison for the last 6 years. John is currently working in Dublins Inner City supporting children and families to reach their full potential. John values a community development approach to the work and places great emphasis on interagency collaboration and partnership. The training that John has found most beneficial in his day to work has been, Mindfulness, Marte Meo (communication therapy), 'Dialogue' and NVC (non violent communication). John will continue to offer mindfulness to the Parents he works with and indeed to colleagues when invited as in his experience it has been the most valuable intervention he has the privilege to offer in his career.