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Meeting Life Courageously In Uncertain Times

An invitation to a free, fourteen day, online, reflective community space. This series is hosted by Mary O’Callaghan and Mari Kennedy.

Guided Meditations

3 Step Breathing Space

by Mary O'Callaghan | Breathing Meditations

Breathing Meditation

by Mary O'Callaghan | Breathing Meditations

Body Scan (short version)

by Mary O'Callaghan | Body Scan Meditations

Body Scan (long version)

by Mary O'Callaghan | Body Scan Meditations

Sitting Meditation

by Mary O'Callaghan | Sitting Meditations

Mindfulness Teachers at Oscailt – Profiles

Mary O'Callaghan, Director of Oscailt, Dublin
Director of Oscailt

Mary O’Callaghan

Barry Lee, Oscailt, Dublin
Mindful­ness Teacher

Barry Lee

Carmel O'Hara, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher, Oscailt, Dublin
Mindful­ness Teacher

Carmel O’Hara

Fidelma Farley, Mindfulness Instructor, Oscallt, Dublin
Mindful­ness Teacher

Fidelma Farley

Jean Barrett, Mindfulness, Oscailt, Dublin
Mindful­ness Teacher

Jean Barrett

Mary O'Callaghan, Director of Oscailt, Dublin

Director of Oscailt

Mary O’Callaghan

Mary O’Callaghan, MA, EAP, is the founder-director of Oscailt. Mary is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor and has also been exploring meditation practices for nearly 40 years. During that time, she spent eight years living as a Buddhist nun and underwent intensive training in Eastern psychology and meditation. She has led meditation retreats in Europe and Asia and is passionate about integrating mindfulness into everyday life.

Barry Lee, Oscailt, Dublin

Mindful­ness Teacher

Barry Lee

I first learned about meditation in 2007, the year I qualified as a solicitor. I suffered badly from anxiety and work-related stress at the time and I found meditation extremely helpful. Initially, I saw it as something which helped alleviate stress however over time I came to see it as a way of life. I formally trained as a mindfulness teacher and a yoga instructor and began to teach in my spare time. In 2014 I took a one year sabbatical from work in order to travel and go on a number of longer meditation retreats. In 2017 after ten years of working as a lawyer, I took a leap of faith and quit my job in order to do this work full time.

I am a trained MBSR teacher and yoga instructor, (Certified Experienced Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance), and over the years I have also trained to teach a number of other mindfulness-based interventions. I am a director and member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland, (www.mtai.ie).

I currently work with a variety of different groups including organisations in the corporate sector, universities, (staff and students), not for profit organisations and schools. In 2016 I co-founded Nature In Mind, (www.natureinmind.ie), an educational organisation which aims to help people improve their health and well-being through mindfully connecting with the natural world. In 2017 I founded Mindfulness For Law, (www.mindfulnessforlaw.ie), which delivers mindfulness training for people working in the legal industry. I am a director of Mindful Nation Ireland, (www.mindfulnationireland.ie), a charity whose mission is to help cultivate a more mindful and compassionate Ireland.

Carmel O'Hara, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher, Oscailt, Dublin

Mindful­ness Teacher

Carmel O’Hara

About Carmel

Carmel O’Hara M. Med Sc/Psychotherapist, MSc Mindfulness (UCD), Dip Counselling (Reading University), RN, RCN

Carmel holds an MSc in Mindfulness and is a registered systemic family psychotherapist and addiction counsellor for 30 years. She also has a background in nursing and has worked as a therapist with those with a cancer diagnosis and their families over many years. Carmel facilitates the weekly drop-in Mindfulness Hour at ARC House Cancer Support Centre in Dublin as well as running an eight-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme at Oscailt at different intervals throughout the year, and she facilitates the drop in weekly mindfulness session at Oscailt together with other mindfulness practitioners. Carmel has been practicing mindfulness for over 15 years.

Other areas of interest to Carmel

Carmel is also interested in working with those who are in recovery from various addictions, and with their families and she runs mindfulness groups to support those in addiction recovery. She is also a registered supervisor with FTAI and she is available to supervise clinicians work as well as consult with relevant organisations as her working approach is working with people within their relational, work and environmental contexts.

Creating a safe space for those whom she works with is central to Carmel’s work as a therapist and mindfulness practitioner.

Carmel is also available to run days of mindfulness with groups, and having one to one mindfulness sessions for interested persons.

Registrations FTAI (Family Therapy Association of Ireland), ACI Addiction Counsellors of Ireland, ICP (Irish Council of Psychotherapy,) EAP (European Assoc. Psychotherapy)

Fidelma Farley, Mindfulness Instructor, Oscallt, Dublin

Mindful­ness Teacher

Fidelma Farley

Fidelma Farley: M.A., PhD Mindfulness Teacher and Life Coach. My motivation is to help people live meaningful and happy lives – this is what fuels my mindfulness and loving kindness work with groups and individuals, and my work as a Life Coach. I have a particular interest in mindfulness for health conditions; loving-kindness; mindful eating; and coaching for living a more meaningful and harmonious life.

Jean Barrett, Mindfulness, Oscailt, Dublin

Mindful­ness Teacher

Jean Barrett

Jean Barrett: MSc Mindfulness, Dip in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Dip in Supervision, MIAHIP/ MIACP.

Jean has been working as a Psychotherapist for over 20 years in private practice while also offering supervision to individuals and groups. She works with corporate programmes in both the private and public sector. She delivers mindfulness sessions in corporate environments and is a member and facilitator of the ‘drop in mindfulness’ group at Oscailt.