Online Classes and Courses

Online MBSR with Sheena has been a revelation! It is a fantastically supportive course which inspires, empowers and enables you to uncover, non-judgementally reflect and gradually change any unhelpful habitual responses to stressors and stressful interactions. It gradually builds up your tolerance and skills for meditating in formal and informal ways; something which is achievable even for a complete novice! The group enquiry and sharing element of the course is extremely supportive, and one feels part of an informal community that develops through the weekly sessions. The experiential and developmental elements of the course are fantastic for gradually increasing one’s confidence with mindfulness. Sheena’s teaching style is empathic, patient, kindly, supportive, and fun! I couldn’t recommend this course highly enough. – Niamh 

Although the course I attended was run online Sheena had a natural ability to make participants feel comfortable and connected. Each week I was really impressed with how she made a space for us to ground ourselves, practice mindfulness, and learn from one another, all from the comfort of our own houses. We even had a retreat one Sunday morning together online and it worked wonderfully. I felt extra energized and motivated as a result knowing I had been able to achieve so much from within my own home. – Cara

What did you find most helpful about the MBSR course?

“I learnt how to engage in a practice that would enable me to take better care of myself. I learnt a lot about the way our minds function and about cultivating more positive and helpful attitudes. I also realized that there is a lot of benefit in sharing and receiving support from other people.” – Lou.

This was my first attempt at a course like this and I found everything helpful. I particularly found the therapist/ facilitator Sheena knew her subject very well and this came across in the sessions. She was open and relaxed in her communications and I didn’t feel pressurised to say anything though I often did as I felt she left enough space following the session practice to do so. . “- Johnny.

I found the blend between the theory and practical elements on the course very helpful. It was beneficial to understand the science involved in mindfulness and then be able to implement it in practice. It was also very helpful to practice in a group with others, since the social support was a motivating factor for me to engage with the course..”- Laura.

I found the course life changing and wish that I had known about it years ago! It is such a simple thing but I never knew how to deal with stress before!.”- Lorraine

Group sharings were eye-opening. Insights into what other people were thinking, feeling and learning brought my own insights further. Sheena managed group discussion fairly and delicately. Sheena also established a way of talking about what came up without using personal details but still being meaningful. Helpful to talk about the inside of your mind in a compassionate and constructive way, and with other people’s thoughts as a context – and where else do you get to do that?”- Joan.

How relaxing it was. Felt so relaxed and stress-free. The time was not long enough would have loved if it was over 8 days.”- Maura.

“Engage with the course as much as you can. Keep an open mind and I think everyone will find something for themselves.” – Alex.

I’m so thankful that I trawled and discovered Sheena Burke and MBSR on the internet one afternoon in March as my life has taken a turn for the better and I firmly intend to continue with the home practices, to continue to rewire this old brain in the years left to me. I would sincerely like to wish Sheena Burke continued best wishes with this work. She was the perfect person to come into my life at this time with the practical tools to help me change my life for the better. Thank you Sheena“- Sean

Overall impressions of the Day Retreat?

“A wonderful experience, in magnificent surroundings. Peaceful. Wonderful food. A present to me.” – Carol.

“Fantastic day, wonderful atmosphere in a fabulous setting. I didn’t want it to end.” – Maura.

Superb day with lovely people, lovely food and an even lovelier host.” – Ella.

“Loved every moment of the day. The content was excellent, poems, meditation, practices, venue, walks and lunch.  Beautiful voice to listen to.” – Dara.

I found the day so relaxing and de-stressing.  I found the venue wonderful.  The walk around the garden was lovely and the tour around the house was a nice bonus.” – Katherine. 

“Excellent experience with an amazing tutor, Sheena, with a voice like an angel and so passionate about her career.”. – Carol