Welcome to Mindfulness Journey
"All the elements for your happiness are already here" Thich Nhat Hanh
About Donna Curtin
Donna Curtin, MIAHIP, Hi, I am an experienced psychotherapist with a busy private practice in my native Limerick, Ireland for 17 years now.
I am a trained associate MBSR Teacher with the Centre for Mindfulness Ireland CFM Ireland. I offer the world renowned eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) twice a year, usually Spring & Autumn in Limerick. I also offer Mindfulness, Yoga, Walking & Healthy Eating Weekend Retreats with Maggie Crosse, my Yoga Teacher, which has been wonderful so far. In a past life I worked as a Personal & Career Development Tutor & Mediator with the VEC. I lectured for the University of Limerick & Limerick Institute of Technology in Counselling and Psychotherapy on the Post Graduate Guidance Counselling Degree Programme and facilitated Personal Development Groups on the Social Care Degree Programme. Now I devote my time to private psychotherapy practice & facilitating mindfulness programmes, workshops & retreats. I am passionate about supporting people of all ages in enhancing their well-being and discovering the wisdom within. I discovered and continue to discover the life enhancing quality of practicing mindfulness in my ordinary day to day life. It is truly transformational, healing and fosters a deep sense of well-being. I feel so passionate about it that my career is devoted now to sharing it with others so that they too can discover for themselves the transformational, healing and joyful quality of life that can be experienced through these simple yet profound practices. I couldn't think of a better way to earn my living!
I have been practicing meditation for almost twenty years and nurture my practice by attending mindfulness retreats annually. I did my first MBSR programme with Timothy Sweeney; Heart of Mindfulness; then did the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor Training with Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Centre for Mindfulness, UMASS, U.S.A. I attended retreats at the Sanctuary with Niamh Bruce, at Giaia House, Devon, UK with Brad Ricouer, with Eva Bruha at Kaylana Centre and with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli at CFM in Denmark and Florence De-Meleo Meyer and Carolyn West of CFM, UMASS . Marjo Oosterhoff in Wicklow. Anne Twohig & Beth Mulligan of CFM, at Ennismore. My work is supervised by Anne Twohig at Centre for Mindfulness Ireland CFMI.
I can be contacted on 087-2052701 for consultations. My therapy practice is situated in Annacotty, Co. Limerick. Check out the Events page for all the latest mindfulness courses, retreats and events on offer.
Other Interesting Projects
The following were comments from some of the children involved...
“This is why I loved mindfulness, because it was a time in the day where I could relax, and because Donna was so friendly. It definitely helped me become more mindful”. Julia
“I liked mindfulness because we got to relax during the school day”. Ben
“I like mindfulness because of the glitter jar because it relaxes my mind”. Natalie
“It was very calming for me because when I fell and got hurt I was stressed. Thank you Donna”. Daniel
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This radio documentary was aired on RTE in November 2016. The documentary was about a project on death, illness and dying (Kurt, my husband, and I contributed to it in a very personal way) it was the culmination of a ten week arts project which was seed funded by the Compassionate Community project run in conjunction with Milford Hospice in Limerick. The project was lead by Sinead Dineen and Katie Verling. (click on the title to hear the documentary or to learn more)
The Centre for Mindfulness Ireland works to maintain the highest of standards in the field of mindfulness in Ireland.