Based in County Kerry, Susan Barrett provides a range of mindfulness courses and workshops to the general public, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness and Self Care.
Susan received Teacher Certification from the Center for Mindfulness, (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) and has assisted with the delivery of CFM’s training programme in Ireland.
Susan also provides regular workshops and presentations to a wide range of voluntary and community organisations as well as to the private and public sectors. These sessions focus on supporting healthcare, education or business practitioners to establish a practice of mindfulness and self-care in their working and personal lives.
Susan has been committed to a practice of Mindfulness Meditation for almost 30 years, during which time she has facilitated a weekly meditation group and attended many silent retreats. She has a particular interest in self-compassion and in 2015 completed Mindful Self-Compassion training programme with Dr. Chris Germer of Harvard Medical School.
Susan adheres to the Irish Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses and is a Board Director of the Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland (MTAI). Susan supports a high standard of ethics in relation to the teaching and practice of mindfulness.
Susan holds a BA and HDip in Community Development from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and a Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. For many years, she worked as a Community Development Consultant supporting statutory and voluntary agencies throughout Kerry and neighbouring counties with change management, strategic planning, conflict resolution and evaluation. She brings over 30 years’ experience of group facilitation to her mindfulness work.