Niamh Barrett began her training in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2007 with a foundation year at the University of Bangor in North Wales, and completed her training with the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (Germany), graduating in 2010. Prior to this, her professional background was in documentary film and television production.
She began teaching the MBSR programme in 2010 in Kilkenny and Waterford and since 2013 has regularly facilitated this programme for the general public in Bray, Dunlaoghaire and Dublin 2. She delivers introductory workshops in mindfulness to addiction-treatment centres, charities, businesses and academic institutions which have included the Association of Guidance Counsellors, SHINE, Met Life, Intel, Google, Uversity and UCD. Niamh has been a committed mindfulness meditation practitioner for ten years and regularly attends silent retreats and further training, receives supervision while teaching and adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines as established by the UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers.
As the mother of a young child, she enjoys sharing mindfulness practice with others who are working or living with children and also offers workshops and short courses in mindfulness in parenting. She sees mindfulness practice as an accessible and radical path towards a life lived with awareness and compassion.