About Erica Balfour
Erica Balfour, B.Sc. Environmental Science, Grad. Dip. Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling Skills, Dip. in Mindfulness Based Interventions, Dip. in Mindful Communication and a member of the MTAI (Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland).
Erica is a certified Mindfulness teacher, trained with The Mindfulness Centre for Professional Training. She is also trained as counsellor/psychotherapist and has a background in science. She recently completed a Diploma in Mindful Communication with Greenzone Institute.
Erica’s personal practice of mindfulness spans a period of over 10 years and began as a way to cope with the anxiety of parenting a very young family & navigating the grief of losing her mother to breast cancer. She discovered that over time, through a daily mindfulness practice, she began to find ways to befriend her anxiety. She believes that mindfulness has taught her to encourage and support herself with compassion when life feels overwhelming. Most importantly she began to see more clearly the richness in others, in nature and in herself. She brings a gentle yet lively and engaging presence to her teaching of mindfulness. She is strongly committed to helping participants develop their own relationship to mindfulness, so that it is personally and professionally relevant.
Erica teaches mindfulness programmes to healthcare staff within the Credit Union, Education Centres, Community Groups and Heath Service Executive (HSE) and to the general public. Erica continues to develop her practice by undertaking regular supervision as well as attending retreats and trainings. Erica adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland.