Welcome to the Irish Mindfulness Academy

The Irish Mindfulness Academy was founded by Carmel Farnan, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Trainer who has designed and presented Mindfulness Training Courses internationally since 1999. Prior to founding the Irish Mindfulness Academy and the British Mindfulness Academy, Carmel co-founded national Mindfulness organisations in Ireland, Britain, United Arab Emirates and Canada.


All courses at the Irish Mindfulness Academy are evidence based, drawing upon the latest scientific research from the fields of Mindfulness and Neuroscience. Our Mindfulness courses are unique as they combine elements from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Coginitive Therapy (MBCT) with evidence-based tools from Positive Psychology. Contemporary research indicates that this combination obtains superior results and longer-lasting benefits for course attendees.


Carmel Farnan is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. Each course at The Irish Mindfulness Academy is designed and delivered to the highest ethical standards and adheres to the UK Mindfulness Teachers Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses.


Change Your Mind to Change Your Life

Online Course Mindfulness for Professionals 

6 Week Online Course 

Next Course Starts
10th March


Marino Institute

Griffith Ave,

Dublin 9

3 Day Classroom Based - Mindfulness for Professionals Course

To be advised

Online Mindfulness for Stress Reduction


8 Week Online Course 

Course Commences Daily

Mindfulness for Wellbeing in Schools

6 Week Online Course 

Next Course  Starts
11th March

 Diploma in Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

(15 months)

Next Course  Starts April 2021- Applications now Open
Annual Dept of Education Summer Course

EPV Online Mindfulness Summer Course for Primary School Teachers

5 Module Online Course

Course opens again July 2021


6 Week Online Mindfulness for Professionals Course

Dr Geraldine Houston, G.P. Glasgow - 6 Week Online Mindfulness for Professionals Course.

"This course is what I have been looking for for years. It has been life-changing and I can't recommend it highly enough".


6 Week Online Mindfulness Wellbeing in Schools Course

Veronica Haughey  - 6 Week Online Mindfulness for Well-Being in Schools Course.

Fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed the course; the content was superb. Not only professionally, but it's been particularly beneficial on a personal level. Highly recommend to all professionals working with young people!


6 Week Online Mindfulness for Professionals Course

Vanessa Fletcher , 6 Week Online Mindfulness for Professionals Course.

"This course has been one of the best I have done. Practical, relevant, challenging and insightful. It has inspired me on my journey of Mindfulness and has given me confidence to share the practice in the workplace. Highly recommended".


3 Day Classroom Based Mindfulness for Professionals Course

Dr John Boyle, Consultant Psychiatrist, Belfast, 3 Day Mindfulness for Professionals Course.

"I would recommend this course to any Doctor or Mental Health Clinician. You won't regret it."
Contact Us 


01 637 3934


Email: info@irishmindfulnessacademy.ie

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You can now buy a voucher for the 8 Week Mindfulness for Stress Reduction Course follow this link




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Updated 2nd March 2021

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