I have been working professionally in mindful self-exploration since 1990. The approach to my work is informed by Western psychology and Eastern whole system health practices. The goal is always to teach and support conscious embodied presence as the basis for improved and sustained health in body mind and spirit.
I sustain my work practice by daily formal mindfulness practice and regular week or longer silent mindfulness retreats including with Thich Nhat Hanh and other renowned mindfulness masters. Mindfulness is the core of my therapy practice of over 28 years.
I graduated from UCC with a BA Degree and Higher Diploma in Education n 1997. After a short period as a Teacher I worked for 14 years in Industrial Relations. I then trained in mindfulness based somatic psychotherapy with the Hakomi Institute of Boulder Colorado and have further trained in sensorimotor psychotherapy to work with trauma. I have completed Teacher training in MBSR with the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where the MBSR course was created. I am in Supervision and I adhere to the Centre’s code of ethics for Mindfulness Teachers. I am a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.
I am also a complementary medicine practitioner and Teacher I have devised and managed cross-European published research on complementary therapy.
In addition to my professional practice I have been President of the European Federation for Complementary and Alternative Medicine for 10 years.
“I found the classes excellent.”
“I enjoyed the experience very much, I am so glad I did it.”
“Your method is very down to earth, sensitive and clear and I found/find that very helpful and encouraging.”
“Very enjoyable, looked forward to every Tuesday. Classes have had a positive effect on my life.”
“Very clear, organised, confident teaching.”
“I found this course extremely helpful. In particular I became aware of how my upbringing did not endorse being kind to oneself. This realisation helped me greatly. I am more aware of the present and find myself stopping mu busy life to just “be”, which is great.”
“I can talk (or rather, think/feel) a storm round committing to a practice and then realise I’m doing nothing. However, continued and repeated practices with you have helped me discover which suit me better at the moment.”
“I am already becoming aware of all the things that matter in life, and much more appreciative and grateful about that.”
“Inspired by your quiet presence and confident instruction.”