Donna Curtin has been practising meditation for over 20 years and is an Associate Teacher with the Centre for Mindfulness Ireland. Her interest in mindfulness was inspired by her own life experiences and challenges. She discovered that learning self-care through the cultivation of mindfulness practices can help to reduce stress and bring love, joy, balance and peace into our lives even when we are facing difficult or painful events.
She completed her mindfulness teacher training in 2015 and is on the pathway to certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the Centre for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. She adheres to the Irish Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses which include engaging in regular supervision sessions and ongoing trainings and retreats.
She has held mindfulness workshops for the VEC, LIT, Carers Ireland, the Daughters of Charity and others. Based in Limerick she runs the eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme. Donna also runs one day and weekend ‘Mindful Living’ workshops and retreats for groups and organizations. She designed and delivered a seven week ‘Mindfulness for School Children’ programme at the Limerick School Project (2016).
With a well-established private psychotherapy practice in Limerick, she has also worked as a Student Counsellor at University of Limerick. She designed and taught Personal & Career Development Training Courses in the Adult Education Sector for fifteen years. She has lectured on the Post Grad Guidance Counselling Degree Programme at UL and facilitated Personal Development Groups on the Social Care Degree programme at LIT. Donna is a member of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapists (I.A.H.I.P.).
Her qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, a Post Graduate Certificate in Child Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Vocational Education & Training. She enjoys nature, art, theatre, films, reading, bird-watching and swimming in the sea.
Upcoming Programmes with Donna
MBSR 8-WEEK PROGRAMME
“All the elements for your happiness are already here” – Thich Nhat Hanh