I received my mindfulness training at The Center for Mindfulness at U.MASS Medical School, Massachusetts which was founded by world renowned Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn.
I am qualified to teach the 8 week MBSR programme for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I am a qualified Mindfulness in Schools teacher and I can deliver Mindfulness courses to children from age 3 years to 18 years (click here for more information).
Drawing upon years of experience, I design and deliver group and
individual Mindfulness and Stress Management programmes for Business, Community and the Voluntary Sector, including third-level education.
I received a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston then worked as a nurse for many years in the city.
In October 2013, I was a special observer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, observing the implementation of alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, music therapy, nutrition, botanicals, acupuncture and counselling alongside cancer treatments. I also attended the School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York with Dr Mark Rosenthal and observed the use of Mindfulness as a tool in the Family Wellness Clinic outpatients department.
I offer Mindfulness courses, workshops and work-based programmes tailored to suit the needs of you and your company or organisation. All my workshops, sessions or seminars are available either on a one-to-one basis, in small groups in my studio in South Belfast or with larger groups of colleagues in your place of work. I will happily accommodate clients who would prefer to work in the privacy of their own home.
As a Mindfulness Teacher, I adhere to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers “Good Practice Guidelines for teaching Mindfulness-based courses” and receive supervision for my Mindfulness group work in accordance with the Good Practice Guidelines.
I am married with four sons and I enjoy outdoor activities especially coaching sports to young children.