About Josephine Lynch

Josephine Lynch M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches (Bangor University), Lic.Ac., Dip. Herbal Medicine, has also gained the Certificate of Competence to Teach Mindfulness-Based Courses from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (Bangor University), at the end of 4 years of part-time Master’s level training. Josephine is one of the core team of teachers on the M.Sc. in Mindfulness-Based Interventions which started in UCD in September 2014.

Josephine was among the first people to bring the teaching of mindfulness in the tradition of Jon Kabat-Zinn to Ireland and has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy since 2005.  She has facilitated mindfulness days and trainings for Accord, The Association of Guidance Counsellors, Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Turning Point and many other educational institutions and organizations.

Josephine’s background is in Mind/Body Medicine and she uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to foster mental and physical  well-being.

She was the first Chairperson of the MTAI, the professional body for teachers of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Ireland, and adheres as a minimum to their good practice guidelines, which include daily personal mindfulness practice, attendance at retreats and regular supervision.  Josephine continues to attend professional development courses in relevant aspects of mindfulness such as self compassion and insight meditation.

She has been organising trainings and residential weekend retreats for novice and experienced mindfulness teachers and practitioners since 2008, to foster the development of the mindfulness teaching community in Ireland.  She undertook extensive training in supervision with Cindy Cooper, Bangor University, and offers supervision to mindfulness teachers.

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