Facilitator

Dominic Cogan

BA (Hons.) in English and Philosophy UCC, Masters in Education (with Distinction), University of London

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Dominic Cogan

Professional Background

Dominic began practising mindfulness seventeen years ago. He first started teaching introductory courses and workshops in 2008. In 2012 he completed the MBSR Teacher Training Level 1 intensive with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP), University of Bangor. In 2014 he was certified as an MBSR teacher by the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) after an 18- month professional training.

In addition, Dominic has completed the following related trainings:

  • Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice, CSCT London 1992
  • Attendance Cert. 4-Day .b Training (Mindfulness for Teenagers),  MiSP  2012
  • Attendance Cert. .b Foundations  (Mindfulness for Teachers), MiSP 2014
  • Attendance Cert. 5-Day Paws b (Mindfulness for Children), MiSP 2015
  • Attendance Cert. 6-Day Training in Positive Neuroplasicity, Dr Rick Hanson 2017
  • Awarded Diploma Inter-Spiritual Mindfulness Facilitation, The Beehive School 2017
  • Awarded Diploma Soul Empowerment/Life Coaching, The Beehive School 2017
  • Attendance at 3-Day Parenting Teens Facilitation Course, Parents Plus 2017
  • Completed MBCL Teacher Training 2019, The Mindfulness Network 2019
  • Attendance Cert 2-Day The Decider Skills (CBT) Training, Decider Ireland 2019
  • Completed Trauma Informed Care in Ireland Training, Quality Matters 2020
  • Attendance Cert. 3-Day Mindfulness Based Supervision, The Mindfulness Network 2021

Educational Involvement

Dominic has been involved in education as both a teacher, and teacher trainer in Ireland, Ghana, Japan, Oman and Nicaragua over many years. He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English and Philosophy from UCC, a Diploma in Primary Education from St Patrick’s College and a Masters in Education from the University of London. He supports the wellbeing of both students and staff in schools through teaching Paws b, .b and .b Foundations courses. In addition, he provides tailor-made mindfulness and wellbeing training to staff as part of the Croke Park Hours scheme. He is currently co-ordinator of the MTAI Mindfulness in Education sub-committee.

Mindfulness and Meditation Teaching

Dominic teaches MBSR and MBCL (Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living) courses to the general public and organises mindfulness workshops in Dublin and the surrounding counties. In addition, he offers introductory courses in mindfulness to community groups, businesses and public sector organisations and offers one-to-one mindfulness training on request. Through the ETB he has been involved in teaching QQI accredited courses in the Community Education sector.

As well as teaching secular mindfulness and wellbeing programmes, Dominic also has a particular interest in meditation as a spiritual practice and teaches courses and workshops that address the inter-spiritual dimensions across different contemplative traditions.

Teacher Training and Supervision

Dominic is a member of the Board of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI), a supervisor on the UCD Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions and a tutor on The Mindfulness Centre for Professional Training, Teacher Training Diploma Course. He is also on the Irish teacher trainer panel for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) .b Teacher Training Course. He provides supervision and mentoring to qualified and trainee MBSR teachers.

Adherence to Training and Standards

Dominic continues to upgrade his professional training through attendance at workshops, retreats and conferences as well as maintaining a daily mindfulness practice. He adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.

Email: dominic.cogan@icloud.com  Website: www.dominiccogan.com

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