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 Mindfulness for Stress Reduction


8 Week Online Course 

Course Commences Daily

Online Course Mindfulness for Professionals 

6 Week Online Course 

Next Course Starts
25th August

Mindfulness for Wellbeing in Schools

6 Week Online Course 

Next Course  Starts
9th September

 Diploma in Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

(15 months)

Next Course  Starts Oct. 2021- Applications now Open


Marino Institute

Griffith Ave,

Dublin 9

3 Day Classroom Based - Mindfulness for Professionals Course

To be advised
Annual Dept of Education Summer Course

EPV Online Mindfulness Summer Course for Primary School Teachers

5 Module Online Course

Course opens 1st July 21 and closes 20th Aug. 21


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!


15 Month Diploma in Teaching Mindfulness and Positive Psychology

Fergus Barrett, Life Coach, Diploma in Teaching Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.

"I was looking for a course which would give me the ideal blend of learning so I could set up my Mindfulness business. This course gave me everything I needed and much more. I would gladly recommend this course to anybody looking to become a Mindfulness teacher".


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

Gift Idea

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