Classes, trainings and events in Belfast, Northern Ireland

For more information or to book a place, email Bridgeen: mindfulmind@outlook.com or use the online contact form.

Click the Buy Tickets link to pay directly for the class you want or visit my Eventbrite page.  For some classes, particularly the 8-week programmes it is possible pay in other ways to avoid the booking fee. All classes in Belfast. Retreats and trainings across Northern Ireland.


February 2021

Event Day and Date Time Book
Valentine’s Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Learn how to LOVE yourself
Sunday 7 February 2021 10-12.30pm
Online Mindfulness Retreat Day
A relaxing day to go deeper into your mindfulness practice at home.
Saturday 20 February 10am - 4pm

March 2021

Event Day and Date Time Book
March Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop
Learn to make friends with present moment however it is for your right now we can welcome it with friendliness and compassion.
Sunday 7 March 2021 10-12.30pm
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New Year, Fresh Start self-compassion workshop

The theme this session is cultivating freshness in the here and now and beginning anew.

 Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

17 January 2021

Dates: Sunday 17 January
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

6 week mindfulness experience class

A personal and friendly introduction to mindfulness practice. Suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

You will learn: 

  • how to practice mindfulness,
  • how to sit in meditation,
  • tips to practice in daily life,
  • how to do walking meditation,
  • mindful movement,
  • gratitude practice,
  • loving kindness practice,
  • mindfulness singing,
  • inspirational stories

You’ll receive just over an hour of peace and tranquility in a virtual group of other local, like-minded people. You will be surprised how lovely and easy it is to connect and build a community online in this way, and for this reason numbers are limited.

Especially at this exceptional time for the whole world we will focus on practices to calm our nervous system and work with fear and anxiety. Also sending compassion to those struggling – including ourselves.

Suitable for all: from beginners to experienced practitioners with a beginners mind.

Come join us for an experience of peace in the midst of your week.

You can buy the course as a gift for someone – just ask them to give your name on the first night.

I have lots of free material that you can access via my social media pages. 

YES you can save the Eventbrite fee – you can pay via PayPal and bank transfer – just email me on mindfulmind@outlook.com for details. Once payment has been received I will send you the joining instructions.

Thank you.

When you buy a ticket you will be sent a confirmation email with all the details you need to join the class at the appointed time. Please scroll down the email – the zoom link will be there 🙂

I taught online classes every day (twice a day) via zoom from 23 March to the 26 June to support everyone though the the first stage of the pandemic so I am very experienced and capable of running these online classes.

I will have an electronic record of everyone who has bought a ticket and will welcome you to the online class on arrival. You are required to have video and audio to fully participate in the class. I also need to see you to know you are a real person and not a ‘zoom bomber’, you can of course switch off the video or point it away from you during the meditations.

You can use Zoom from a web browser or from the zoom app which you can find on the iPad, iPhone or Android app stores. I do not provide technical support for Zoom (there are lots of helpful videos on Google) so please ensure you are familiar with it before signing up, thank you 🙂

14 January

Dates: Thursday 14 January
Times: 08.00 - 09.15pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £48

8-week Mindfulness for life (MBSR & MBCT)

This course uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, mindful movement and researched wellbeing tools and techniques to help you become happier, more mindful and less stressed.

In recent years this course has been the subject of controlled clinical research which has found beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation, and improvements to quality of life. You will learn how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically.

This substantial program is shown to improve emotional wellbeing and be an effective treatment for anxiety or low-mood difficulties. It can also be helpful for those looking for an ‘edge’ in their work or creative performance. It is not only about elevation of low-mood it’s actually life enhancing practice for everyone that increases confidence, focus and happiness.

Mindfulness helps us to open to life rather than struggle against it, respond to challenges rather than react, show compassion towards ourselves rather than judgement and appreciation rather than negativity – allowing us to feel more connected, open, and more deeply alive.

I am delighted to be offering this MBCT for life course as it has been updated via the latest research and best practice via the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

This is a certified course with 27 hours CPD. It is also a prerequisite for any mindfulness teacher training you are interested in, including mindfulness for children.

See what previous particpants thought here: http://www.immeasurableminds.co.uk/info/testimonials/

N.B –  as well as the 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions this programme also includes an all-day online retreat on Saturday 20 January. If the Covid-19 situation changes A LOT for the better an alternative in-person retreat will also be offered. I will offer both so you will have the option of joining the online or in person, in person is better but in the current circumstances its online only. The online retreat is included in your fee – a supplement to cover food etc will be required for the in person retreat if it goes ahead.

The course also includes a comprehensive, supportive 125 page file and audio tracks for home practice. These will be emailed to you. Familiarity with email is necessary I will send you an email every week recapping what we covered in each class.

Home practice is an integral part of the course. Please note before you pay a deposit for this course you must communicate with Bridgeen and fill out an application form, to ensure this is the right time for you to undertake the course, thank you. Email Bridgeen directly on mindfulmind@outlook.com

It is very important that the mindfulness and wellbeing teacher you choose follows UK best practice guidelines and is registered and accredited. See Bridgeen’s listing on BAMBA (British Association for Mindfulness Based Teachers) here and on the Irish Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland (MTAI) here.

Bridgeen has taught MBSR since 2011 and taught online classes every day (twice a day) via zoom from 23 March to the 26 June to support everyone though the the first stage of the pandemic so I am very experienced and capable of running these online classes. However this will be the first time I have taught MBSR online I did also successful teach the 8-week MSC course online through April-June 2020.

You can find out more and download application form here.

Please Note: you can also pay for this course by bank transfer, PayPal, cheque or cash and save the Eventbrite fee.

Check out this short video I made about the MBSR course and why you train in it with me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwyP4VqtTFs

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Thank you.

12 January

Dates: Tuesday 12 January 2021
Times: 7 - 9.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £250+

Christmas Mindful Self-Compassion workshop

The theme this session is cultivating Christmas joy in the here and now. As it’s Christmas there will be chocolate meditation – please supply your own chocolate (or alternative edible) and a candle 🙂 – Thank you x

Mindful self-compassion is the foundation of emotional healing—being aware in the present moment when we’re struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress (mindfulness) and responding with kindness and understanding (self-compassion). Mindful self-compassion also means holding difficult emotions—fear, anger, sadness, shame and self-doubt—and ourselves, in loving awareness, leading to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

Mindful self-compassion can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering. And as the Dalai Lama says, self-compassion is the first step toward compassion for others.

The workshop is suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced practitioners. It fun, practical and experiential. I’ve been running this workshop for five years and people regularly re-attend. 🙂

Sometimes it will be possible to transfer your ticket – subject to availability. Workshops in Winter months tend to sell out so transfer is limited, summer workshops usually have more availability.

It is possible to buy a ticket as a gift, the person just needs to give the name the ticket was booked under when they check in with me on the day.

Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one and a blanket to stay cosy during deep relaxation.

Thank you, I look forward to seeing you.

20 December

Dates: Sunday 20 December
Times: 10-12.30pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: £20

Charity Christmas mindfulness class in aid of Mindwise

A yearly tradition – my last evening mindfulness class of the year before Christmas is for charity. Normally held in Namaste Yoga Centre on the Ormeau Road after a Chinese in Macau now for 2020 it’s via zoom

This year the Charity is ‘Mindwise‘. Our vision is a world where people affected by mental health issues receive the support they need to lead a fulfilling life through recovery and discovery.

Mindwise provide mental health training to employers to create mentally healthy workplaces across Northern Ireland. They also provide quality services, including housing, community support and day services, criminal justice services, working with young people leaving custody, early intervention support for families and children, as well as support for carers and families.

This past year I have been providing some mindfulness classes for Mindwise service users too.

Last year in the Charity Meditation class we raised£290 for Headway, £236 for Action Cancer in 2018, in 2017 £294 for Hospice UK and in 2016 we raised £240 for Syria Relief.

It’s going to be very different this year but I hope we can still make a decent amount for this online class!

The class is a ‘Christmas special’ with some mindful chocolate eating!  You will need to provide you own chocolate or fruit for the meditation. Also a candle 🙂

Christmas jumpers are welcomed to add to the spirit 🙂 Though of course we’ll really only see you head n shoulders on zoom – but why not! It’s Christmas x x x

Everyone is welcome, please mark it in your diary.

Suggested donation is £10. Thank you.

Even though the class is for charity – eventbrite still take a fee – its how the system works, i’m sorry about this. If you donate to Mindwise directly you can send me the receipt and I will send you the class code. Thank you.

17 December

Dates: Thursday 17 December 2020
Times: 8.00-9.00pm
Location: Your own space
Cost: Donation based