In the Media

Bridgeen has been doing this for a while and has frequently appeared in local media over the years…

TEDx talk on the ‘miracle of mindfulness’

5 September 2014, Stormont, Belfast

In October 2018 Bridgeen got this message via LinkedIn “I wanted to reach out and thank you for the mindfulness Ted Talk you delivered. I watch it all the time and it really helps me. Both the wisdom and knowledge you impart and also the calm and relaxing way you deliver it help me find my centre. I’ve had a tough year personally and I often revert to this talk to help. Anyway.. a big thanks from over here in Scotland.” :- Still relevant and worth watching 🙂

Me at TEDx Stormont
Bridgeen gave a TEDx talk on the 5 September 2014 at TEDx Stormont in Parliament Buildings, Stormont



Watch it here:

Bridgeen was featured as part of the Belfast Telegraph’s ‘Super Tutor’ feature in the Weekend magazine on Saturday 23 January 2021. You can access the article via the Belfast Telegraph or expand the pic below! 🙂

Article on Bridgeen as 'Super Tutor' in the Belfast Telegraph
Article on Bridgeen as ‘Super Tutor’ in the Belfast Telegraph


Lynette Fay
Bridgeen spoke to Lynette on her on BBC Radio Ulster show a few times in 2020

Bridgeen was on Lynette Fay’s show in October 2020 and again on 31 December. The first time she was taking with Lynette on the importance of self-compassion and on new year’s eve it was about why its ok to be lazy sometimes… she wrote a blog about it here:

You can catch her last conversation with Lynette for 30 days after on BBC sounds here.

Radio Presenter Cate Conway

Bridgeen was a guest on local Radio Presenter, Cate Conway’s podcast in August 2020, released in September 2020. The episode explores self-compassion and how we should be kind to ourselves in the face of grief.

Please search your usual podcast place ‘Cate Conway’ and you will find it or copy this link:


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Bridgeen appeared on the Nuala Mckeever radio show a number of times…

Bridgeen was back on the Lynette Fay Show with Nuala McKeever on BBC Radio Ulster on the 20 May 2020 to talk about #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2020 with the theme #Kindness they discuss how to practice kindness and the amazing benefits of doing so 🙂

You can listen to the full episod here. As all BBC show episodes its only availabel for a month – Bridgeen is on about 38 minutes in. She has also written a blog post inspired by this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week  theme of #Kindness including her chat with Nuala McKeever on BBCRadioUlster – includes all the details from the chat and helpful links x

Or you can listen to the 11 minute chat directly which now up on BBC Sounds as a short podcast and available for over a year 🙂

Bridgeen discussed mindfulness and how it can help us calm our nervous system with Frank Mitchell on the U105 Radio show on Thursday 19 March 2020.

Bridgeen was guest on the Nuala McKeever Show (Lynette Fay show) on Tuesday 17 March 2020 to offer her advice on ‘how to stay calm in a crisis’. The interview is available here on BBC Sounds for a month. After this time you can check out her blog post where she explains what she shared to Nuala.

Bridgeen also featured on the Nuala McKeever show on 7 November 2019 to talk about her top tips for wellbeing. The playback only lasts a month so you can read her blog post about to find out what she shared.

Nuala Mckeever
I was on the Nuala McKeever show on St Patrick’s day 2020

Bridgeen featured in the Belfast Telegraph on Tuesday 17 March 2020. She was interviewed by journalist Stephanie Bell for a two page feature and she offered her ‘top tips’ for dealing with fear and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Stay Home, Stay Safe
Stay Home, Stay Safe – my mindfulness tips featured in the Belfast Telegraph
Me in March 2020 Bel Tel
Bridgeen was featured in the St Patrick’s day edition of the 2020 Belfast Telegraph on ‘using mindfulness during coronavirus’


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Bridgeen was featured in the St Patrick’s day edition of the 2020 Belfast Telegraph on ‘using mindfulness during coronavirus’




Bridgeen was invited on to the ‘Good Morning Ulster’ programme on Radio Ulster on the 27 December 2018 to talk about ‘mind detox’ with presenter Conor Bradford.

She discussed how taking time out and happiness practices like gratitude make a big difference in our lives – unfortunately the recording is no longer available on iPlayer.

In December 2018 Bridgeen was interviewed by ProfileTree about her business teaching mindfulness and self-compassion – watch the YouTube interview here.

Bridgeen was interviewed by Profile Tree about her business
Bridgeen was interviewed by Profile Tree about her business

After speaking at the SheSaid Club and for the NASUWT in November 2018 Bridgeen was mentioned and pictured in some local magazines.  Mentions in Local Woman Magazine and Ulster Tatler respectively.

Mindfulness with Bridgeen Rea-Kaya, “Immeasurable Minds.”
Speaking at She Said Club
Bridgeen Rea-Kaya, Roisin Loughran and Helen Blakley.
mentioned in Ulster Tatler magazine
Speaking at NASUWT event to teachers about the power of mindfulness

Bridgeen has been Centra NI’s ‘Mindfulness Ambassador’ since 2017

Watch the introductory video on this YouTube link, and visit to download my FREE 10-week plan with more videos and podcasts.

This is a UTV News feature on 3 Jan 2017 on new year’s resolutions

– my bit is short and sweet but it does feature my ‘happiness jar’ and Andy the puppy many of you will know especially from the Namast class 🙂 My advice on resolutions is not to beat yourself up when you fall off the wagon (which is inevitable) but to simple start again without recrimination! Good luck!

BBC Newsline 630 interview Bridgeen about #DigitalDetox aired 13 October 2016

Bridgeen writes for Ulster Business Magazine – April 2016

Ulster Business Mag

















Women in Business NI News

Mindfulness for wellbeing and greater happiness

Bridgeen writes about how mindfulness can help business people cope with stress and be happier and more productive.


Bridgeen was interviewed on UTV Live on 21 January 2014 on the belief that this is the worst day of the year! She explained to the reporter that with mindfulness every day can be a happy day as when we return to the present moment we realise all the wonderful conditions we have to be present! This interview has now disappeared from the UTV website.

Belfast Telegraph

pdfIcon‘Depressed and anxious, so what made me feel so much better?

Three people who attended Bridgeen’s MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course talk about how they recovered from stress and anxiety. Also, Bridgeen shares mindfulness tips and information.

Ulster Tatler

pdfIconImmeasurable minds

In this Ulster Tatler piece about Bridgeen and mindfulness classes, the benefits of mindfulness for daily life are explained.

Belfast Telegraph

pdfIconMeditation is like giving yourself a mental holiday

In this Belfast Telegraph interview, Bridgeen and some of her students talk about the difference  mindfulness has made to their lives.

More Mindfulness in the news

You may have missed this? Parliament TV, February 2019: Prime Minister Teresa May talking about how great mindfulness is! ‘we all need a bit more mindfulness!’ ‘reduce human suffering and increase human flourishing!’ If you’re interested in this training I offer the SAME course (MBSR/MBCT) available in Parliament, here in Belfast – next one starts on 10 April – details here.

You know it’s gone mainstream when the Royal’s are doing it, Daily Mail, February 2019:

Prince Charles urges doctors to prescribe yoga for health and

Prince Harry meditates every day as inspired by Megan!

Daily Mail, May 2014: How to beat STRESS: Conquering stress using mindfulness

The Guardian, May 2014: Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory

BBC News, May 2014: Who, What, Why: What is mindfulness?

Huffington Post, April 2014: 13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day, February 2014: Taming the Monkey Mind – How Meditation Affects Your Health and Wellbeing

Huffington Post, February 2014: The Top 5 Excuses for Not Practicing Mindfulness

Time Magazine, February 2014: The mindful revolution

Reuters, February 2014: Meditation might reduce workplace stress

The Guardian, February 2014: Mind over cancer: can meditation aid recovery?

The Guardian, January 2014: Julie Myerson: how mindfulness based cognitive therapy changed my life

The Atlantic, January 2014: Should Schools Teach Kids to Meditate?

Bloomberg News, January 2014: At Davos, Rising Stress Spurs Goldie Hawn Meditation Talk

NY Times, November 2013: Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention

BBC News, March 2013: Tyneside school offers meditation to ease exam stress

BBC News, May 2012: Thich Nhat Hanh urges MLAs to embrace mindfulness