Hello & Welcome.
I’m Carmel Connor. I live in Co.Mayo and have 2 teenage children.
My approach is practical, interactive & realistic. This combination enables each person to integrate Mindfulness principles into everyday life.
My journey to become a Mindfulness teacher began at a time in my life when I personally needed it most. I was experiencing challenges & my own personal levels of stress held the largest space in my day. Beginning my own self-practice enabled me to experience the mental and physical benefits of Mindfulness. There was no “magic wand” to make challenges disappear. I began to learn to change my relationship to my own thoughts, creating space & pause. Developing skills of non-judgement, perspective, acceptance & letting go continue to integrate into daily living.
When the time was right for me, I returned to college and qualified as a Mindfulness teacher. My studies have provided me with a unique course content drawing on teachings from both MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction) & MBCT (Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy), together with Positive Psychology & Neuroscience.
I hold a Diploma in Mindfulness & Meditation & Diploma in Positive Psychology & Neuroscience from the Irish Mindfulness Academy. I have also completed “Creative Mindfulness for Kids” training. I have a Diploma in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (AIT).
All of the courses, workshops and individually tailored programmes contain a combination of all of these elements. Courses & Workshops are available for adults & children, in groups, communities, schools & corporate settings. All can be delivered online or face-to-face.
My approach is practical, interactive & realistic. This combination enables each person to integrate Mindfulness principles into everyday life. The aim is not to add something extra to your “to do list”, rather to integrate practices into your existing day.
“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up”. Stephen Hawking
“The Dandelion is a symbol of our childhood, it represents a simple and heartfelt wish for happiness. This flower has the ability to grow anywhere and can bloom in the most difficult conditions. It’s almost impossible to destroy.
It is a survivor. Its roots are strong. It is ready to fly in the breeze to new adventures, new friends and new places. It has been said that if you think of someone and send kind loving thoughts to them while blowing the seeds off a dandelion clock, they will carry your thoughts to them.”
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