About Helen Byrne
Helen Byrne M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches, H.Dip.Ed., Post-Grad. Dip.Psych., has a background in education, psychology, family therapy and the community and voluntary sector.
Helen has worked in education and in community organisations in Ireland, England and Australia. She has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1997 and teaching them since 2004. Helen is a senior lecturer on the M.Sc. in Mindfulness-based Interventions which started in UCD in September 2014.
In addition to her Masters studies at Bangor University, Helen has completed all trainings with the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
She trained in supervising mindfulness teachers with Bangor University and now offers this service. Helen continues to develop her practice with regular attendance at retreats and trainings led by world-renowned teachers including Christina Feldman, John Peacock, Akincano Weber and Melissa Blacker and has attended retreats lead by John Teasdale, Sharon Salzberg and Thich Naht Hanh, among others. She recently participated in a 14-month course in Buddhist Psychology with Gaia House and continues her studies with the Bodhi College.
Helen teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction / Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation. She teaches introductory mindfulness programmes to people in recovery from addiction and their families, to teenagers and their parents and to teen parents. She teaches workshops to whole school communities and businesses. Helen has been teaching mindfulness in second level schools for a decade,
Contact Helen Byrne
By phone on 087 205 5733