Mindfulness practice has been at the core of Seamus’ personal and professional life for 30 years. This includes daily practice and regular week or longer silent mindfulness retreats including with Thich Nhat Hahn and other renowned mindfulness masters . Mindfulness is the core of his psychotherapy practice of over 25 years.
Seamus graduated from UCC with a BA Degree and Higher Diploma in Education n 1997. After a short period as a Teacher he worked for 14 years in Industrial Relations. He then trained in mindfulness based somatic psychotherapy with the Hakomi Institute of Boulder Colorado and has further trained in sensorimotor psychotherapy to work with trauma. He has completed Teacher training in MBSR with the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where the MBSR course was created. He is in Supervision with a Centre for Mindfulness Supervisor and adheres to the Centre’s code of ethics for Mindfulness Teachers. He is a member of the Irish Mindfulness Teachers Network
He is also a complementary medicine practitioner and Teacher, has devised and managed cross-European published research on complementary therapy.
In addition to his professional practice he has been President of the European Federation for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for 8 years.
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“I am already becoming aware of all the things that matter in life, and much more appreciative and grateful about that.”
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