About Me

Sheena BMy name is Sheena Burke and I established Discovering Mindfulness as a way of sharing with others the gift of mindfulness that I continue to discover everyday. For over 15 years I have been practising mindfulness in some shape or form. Initially this was through the practice of yoga where I was invited to connect with the breath and body and in so doing, I was gifted with an unanticipated breather from the constant chattering mind. I quickly learned the value of being present – much less likely to fall over!! Then nearly 10 years ago, during a particularly stressful time in my life, I was re-introduced to Jon Kabat Zinn’s MBSR programme through his book, Full Catastrophe Living. It was a revelation. My mind was opened to the truly practical and simple path of mindfulness. The practices and teachings have helped me to take charge of my mind and my life in kinder and more forgiving ways. The unexpected discovery was a reconnection with joy, a simple pathway to heal old wounds and let go of future fears. For me, each time I remember to practice I get to experience this gift that keeps on giving!

Professionally speaking, I am a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland with qualifications in clinical and educational psychology. I have worked as a psychologist within health and education settings for over 20 years. I am an accredited teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and .bFoundations (.bF). I adhere to Best Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers. In addition to practising mindfulness on a daily basis, I receive regular supervision and attend continuing professional development opportunities including week-long silent retreats, day and weekend retreats.

Please contact me with any questions. sheena_[at]_discoveringmindfulness.ie