Welcome to Centre for Mindfulness Ireland (CFMI)

The Centre for Mindfulness Ireland (CFMI) is newly formed since December 2014 and has grown out of Ananda Programmes which has been offering Mindfulness courses in Ireland for the past ten years.

         Anne Twohig

CFMI offers:

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Programmes and Teacher Training
  • Mindfulness Day Courses for the General Public
  • Mindfulness Programmes for Health Care Professionals
  • Mindfulness Programmes for Business Leadership
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Mentoring and Supervision of MBSR Teachers in Ireland and Europe

CFMI has been involved in the growth and expansion of Mindfulness in Ireland over the past 10 years and is committed to upholding the high standards set and lived by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo Meyer and all the wonderful teachers and staff at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts (CFM).

Anne Twohig is a Certified MBSR Teacher and a Faculty Member of the Oasis Institute, the teaching school of CFM. As part of CFM’s global community, Anne’s teaching has brought her to the US where she has worked alongside Saki and Florence in Teacher Trainings, as well as in Ireland. Anne is CFM’s host organiser and co-teacher for their teacher trainings in Ireland.

Centre for Mindfulness Ireland’s overarching goal is to maintain high standards in the teaching of MBSR and the mentoring of MBSR teachers in Ireland and Europe to assist the safe passage of the MBSR lineage into the future. 


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New Mindfulness Book

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety by Bob Stahl, Florence Meleo-Meyer & Lynn Koerbel.

9781608829736I am very pleased to introduce this new Mindfulness Workbook which was published in December 2014 and is written by my dear colleagues at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass. This self-care workbook is a wonderful resource developed by three world renowned mindfulness experts. Anyone who struggles with anxiety can reap benefits from the mindfulness practices offered here. It also offers an opportunity to learn to work more effectively with anxiety and panic and manage triggers with greater awareness allowing us to live a life with more calm, peace and joy. –  Anne Twohig


Mindfulness Wisdom

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks about the latest research on Mindfulness in “Life is Right Now”. How can we be more present in our lives? What does it mean in a larger context? It is time to awaken.

For Today...

“Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn