About Helen Byrne

Helen Byrne

Helen Byrne M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches, H.Dip.Ed., Post-Grad. Dip.Psych., has a background in education, psychology, family therapy and the community and voluntary sector.

She has worked in education and in community organisations in Ireland, England and Australia. She has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1997 and teaching them since 2004.Helen is teaching on the new M.Sc. in Mindfulness-based Interventions which started in UCD in September 2014.Helen has also completed all trainings with the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

She has also trained in supervising mindfulness teachers with Bangor University and now offers this service.Helen continues to develop her practice with regular attendance at retreats and trainings led by world-renowned teachers including Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Salzberg, Christina Feldman, John Teasdale, John Peacock and Akincano Mark Weber, among others. She recently participated in a 14-month course in Buddhist Psychology with Gaia House.

Helen teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation. She teaches introductory mindfulness programmes to people in recovery from addiction and their families, to teenagers and their parents and to teen parents. She teaches workshops to whole school communities and businesses.

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