Mindfulness teachers at Oscailt
Oscailt is home to trained and experienced Mindfulness teachers.
Mary is one of Ireland's first mindfulness teachers. She has spent decades exploring the varieties of psychological traditions, both western and eastern, including spending 8 years living as a Buddhist nun.
Since establishing Oscailt in 2006, Mary has brought mindfulness-based courses to several thousand people, and is well known for her practical approach, down to earth manner, and bringing a light touch to a profound and life-enhancing practice.
I am a counsellor/systemic psychotherapist/addiction therapist working with couples, groups, individuals and families for 30 years. Areas of interest: self care, addiction recovery, bereavement, families coping with addiction and illness. I have been practising mindfulness meditation for many years and run mindfulness groups at Oscailt. Qualifications: M.Med Sc/Psychotherapy, MSc Mindfulness (UCD), Dip Counselling.
What is central to my work is cultivating a safe space for my clients. I endeavour to create a space where clients can tap into their own wisdom that is present in all of us to allow them to move in a more wholesome direction. This can only happen if a space is co-created between client and therapist that is compassionate, non-judgemental and safe.
About 12 years ago, the desire to reduce my stress levels led me to learn mindfulness and loving-kindness. The practice had such a transformative effect that I did teacher training in 2008 with Breathworks, and later with Bangor University. I've been teaching mindfulness at Oscailt since 2010, and I have a particular interest in Mindfulness for health conditions; loving-kindness; mindfulness teacher training; one-to-one mindfulness.
More recently I completed training to become an accredited Life and Business Coach. My experience of mindfulness and kindness is central to my approach as coach.
"A very compassionate and gifted teacher."
"A truly skilled coach with a high level of emotional intelligence."
A Leadership Development Coach, Mindfulness Trainer and Yoga Teacher, Group facilitator and Retreat Leader, Mari continues to be a student of many wisdom traditions and methodologies including Mindfulness & Compassion, Integral Facilitation and Celtic wisdom.
In partnership with Oscailt founder Mary O’Callaghan, she has designed a Corporate Mindfulness Training programme which they deliver together. She also facilitates Corporate Leadership Development Programmes, mindful meetings and courageous conversations within organisations. She is a faculty member of the Yoga Room Yoga Teacher Training and leads transformational retreats and workshops throughout the country, and runs a private coaching practice.
Along with individuals, her corporate clients include Microsoft, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Theatre Club and Rothco.
Orlaith O'Sullivan, PhD, has been practicing mindfulness for 18 years in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. She is an ordained lay member of Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing, and is committed to helping people nourish their joy and take good care of their suffering.
Orlaith is a highly experienced teacher, and works closely with Mindfulness Ireland to support mindfulness practice nationally.
"Orlaith teaches beautifully..."
"Wonderfully imaginative and joyful teacher"