Sue's interest in mindfulness began in 2012. Sue had lived with debilitating anxiety since she can remember. It prevented her from living life the way she wanted to, leading to missed opportunities and unhelpful coping mechanisms. Sue had searched for ways to relieve and manage anxiety. She was attuned to the energy healing modality of Reiki in 2012 which brought her inner peace and introduced her to a mindful way of living. Mindfulness is what has helped Sue manage anxiety the most. She learned practical skills not just to manage but to thrive. It helped her to challenge and reframe her thoughts, manage and relieve anxious thoughts and symptoms. The additional benefits she has experienced are too numerous to name.
Learning about self-love, empathy, compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, thought patterns, automatic behaviour and emotion changed her life in a profoundly positive way. Sue discovered running which gave her everything she was looking for, inner peace, belief in myself and a healthy outlet for anxiety and stress. Running is a mindful and meditative sport and she quickly became hooked. The longer she runs for, the better she feels.
Yoga is also a meditative and mindful practice which focuses on flexibility and strength of mind and body. Since pursuing this healthier lifestyle Sue feels happier than ever and feels more balanced and fulfilled.
Sue awakened to how interconnected we all are, yet how disconnected we live our lives. Despite achieving their idea of success, many people are unhappy and dissatisfied but cannot understand why, constantly seeking something better.
Due to the profound impact Mindfulness has had on her life, Sue wishes to share mindfulness training with others as she believes it can positively change lives. Sue has facilitated Mindfulness to teens and adults in South Africa since 2014 and has taught mindfulness and yoga at preschools in Cape Town prior to returning to Ireland in July 2018.
Sue is the founder of The Mindful Teen Ireland. This is a programme developed for secondary school students and is also applicable to adults. (https://www.facebook.com/themindfulteenireland/)
The Mindful Living Training Academy - Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids -4 - 18 yrs. Affiliated with Yoga Alliance International.
Beaming Kids Yoga and Mindfulness age 4-12.
Mindfulness for teens 12-18yrs. The Irish Mindfulness Institute.
Mindfulness for teens, CAS, Centre for Adolescent Studies, USA.
Mindful Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, New Skills Academy.
The Science of Happiness, The Greater Good Science Centre, UC Berkeley, USA.
Mindfulness and the Brain, Peace In Schools, USA. 2019.
Training delivery and evaluation with distinction, QQI level 6, WMC Galway. 2019.
Partner & Senior Trainer (Mindfulness Schools Ireland)
James P White (M.I.C.H.P)
Founder (Mindfulness Schools Ireland)
A bit more about Fatima
Fatima Al Mansoori is an Internationally Accredited Institutional Yoga Therapist and Wellness & Lifestyle Coach from Bahrain. She is a Humanitarian Social Worker, and an Adjunct Professor at the Human Consciousness & Yogic Sciences department in Mangalore University.
Her journey started after she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and narcolepsy caused by a disorder known as Fibromyalgia. When Doctors told her there was no cure and the prescribed medications failed, Fatima sought the path of self-healing adopting a Yogic Lifestyle which completely cured her condition over time. Later, when people asked her for advice, she realized her mission in life. She set out to learn more and to make herself available to serve people and dedicate her life to helping others increase their self-awareness.
She is a well-known influencer in Bahrain, She developed a unique treatment protocol & was able to guide hundreds of patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle resulting in finding relieve from chronic conditions and improving quality of life since she began her journey in 2011, leading to her appointment at the BDF Hospital (Bahrain Defense force Royal Medical Services) in 2014, she is also an International Speaker and a columnist with several well known Newspapers and Magazines, she appeared in many Radio and TV shows. She received more than 50 awards and Certificates of appreciation from Global Organizations, Ministries, Universities and Institutes for her Humanitarian Social Activities Including PAAN Best Social Worker Award by Hon. Justice Kurian Joseph (Judge, Supreme Court of India) who came all the way to Bahrain for the award ceremony in appreciation of her determined & dedicated courageous relief activities during the Kerala flood in August 2018. and Honorary Champion for Peace Membership from The World Connection of Champions of Peace.
Her outstanding professional experience and contribution in the field led to her appointment as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Science at Mangalore University in 2017.
Her efforts in promoting well-being got recognized by the United Nations GCC information Center, as her role as an Activist to promote well-being certainly supports the Global Sustainable Development Goal Number 3 (Good Health & well-being).
Our hope is to
Make Mindfulness easy to understand and use
Teach how and why it works
Explore the health benefits
Give a strong foundation in developing your own mindfulness practice
Train teachers/caregivers to facilitate Mindfulness to students k-12
Fatima Al Mansoori
Fatima Al Mansoori is an Adjunct Professor at the Human Consciousness &
Yogic Sciences department at Mangalore University, Award-winning Bahraini Humanitarian Social Worker, SDGs (United Nations Global Goals) Ambassador, and a Yoga Therapist with over five years of clinical experience at several health centers in Bahrain.
Fatima was able to guide hundreds of patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle resulting in finding relief from chronic conditions and improving quality of life.
Fatima Al Mansoori is also an international speaker, lecturer, and a columnist, she has received many awards and certificates of appreciation from Global Organizations, Ministries, Universities and Institutes for her Humanitarian contribution to society.
Fatima is passionate about mindfulness, yoga and a healthy lifestyle and the roles they play in our overall Mental Health and Wellbeing. Combining her experience with yoga, healthy living and mindfulness, Fatima has a desire to spread awareness to as many as possible and contribute to making beneficial changes in this world we live in.
After years suffering from low self-esteem and confidence, high anxiety, stress and depression, in 2007 James decided that something needed to change. He sought help and understanding to overcome these challenges which lead to his life becoming much happier, more fulfilling and personally successful.
As a result of this transformation and using mindfulness daily, he also found his passion which is to help others, assisting them on their own transformational journey, so they can reach their full potential as well. Mindfulness has really changed his overall view of life.
James has trained under leading Mindful Educators, including Megan Cowan (Co-Founder of Mindful Schools) and the Mindful Schools Team, who are leading mindful educators for mindfulness for children. James also studies world-renowned Mindful practitioners such as Jon-Kabat Zinn, Dr. Dan Siegel, Thich Nhat Hanh, and many more inspiring mindful teachers.
James has a vast knowledge of the mind, learning from leading world trainers and therapists including Dr. Joe Keaney (ICHP). With over 35 yrs. Dr. Keaney is one of the most experienced and respected ethical practitioners of Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy in Ireland. He has trained thousands of Hypnotherapists in Ireland and abroad and is the founder of the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Training School. Peter George who has over 20 years in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypno-psychotherapy with particular relevance to Self-development, Trans-personal Development, and Mental Health and Well-being and is Director of Studies (ICHP Australia).
Utilising all of this training and experience, James has hosted over 1,000 hours in mindful workshops, retreats, courses, with groups and 1 to 1 sessions, helping real people with real challenges create better lives.
James understands the mind and how we can suffer. He has personally experienced the possibilities of a breakthrough and overcoming challenges, moving forward to create a happier and personally successful life. The practice of Mindfulness has played a massive part in this transformation and to living a more full-filling life.
Fatima Al Mansoori (AdjunctProfessor)
Co- Founder & Partner (Mindfulness Schools Ireland - Bahrain)
A bit more about James
Having struggled through life and its challenges for over 39 yrs, progressing from a humble bar person to a senior executive with an international company, striving for success both financially and personally battling with daily struggles from a young age, not knowing how to deal beneficially with these challenges and on occasions turning to other means of coping. A day came when questions like these just would not stop coming up;
What is my purpose?
How can I be happy?
Why is life so difficult?
What do I need to do to succeed?
There were many many more different variations of those types of these questions consistently reoccurring in his mind every day. It seemed that life was just a constant struggle and there would be no happiness that lasted for very long. Yes, there were happy times but these were short-lived and were overshadowed by the many other negative experiences. What was the answer?
This is where the journey started, James began to study and research the workings of our mind. Researching many different types and variations of self-help techniques, from spiritual, mediumship, psychic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Councelling, Transpersonal Therapy to name a few and then eventually finding and experiencing Mindfulness.
He found that all the above were extremely beneficial to one's self-help, however, Mindfulness actually brought them all together in an easy to understand and use ways, his life changed. He actually changed his profession and studied and qualified as a Clinical Hypno-Psychotherapist using a range of different techniques some of which are mindfully based and he began to assist his clients overcome their challenges.
Mindfulness had such an impact on him that he then decided to explore this in more detail and took a range of different mindful based training experiences and learnings and proceeded to put together his own Adult Mindfulness 6-week programmes with great success. Clients were amazed by the simplicity and power of Mindfulness. The benefits were huge and life became much more enjoyable for those who trained.
So adults could learn, but what about children? If kids could learn it too, then perhaps growing up may not have to be such an ordeal like it was for so many of us. This lead to James gaining more training about how to bring mindfulness to children.
And hence Mindfulness Schools Ireland was created. It is our goal here at Mindfulness Schools Ireland to teach about mindfulness and it's benefits, to give you the experience and the understanding that will change your life and those around you.
You can also visit James' private clinic at (www.apiclinics.com)
Masters Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)
Diploma with distinction MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction (CoE)
Associate Degree Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)
Diploma MBCT (Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy) (OA Guild of Graduates)
Advanced Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)
Post Graduate Level Mindfulness and Weight Loss & Eating Disorders (ICHP)
Diploma Level Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)
Foundation Level Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (ICHP)
Fetac Level 6 Train the Trainer (FLi Group Cork)