In the media

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

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 🙂

Watch it here:

 

 

Me at TEDx Stormont
be inspired to be podcast

Back in June 2022 Bridgeen appeared as a guest on Belinda O’Neill’s new podcast ‘Be Inspired to be‘ They recorded the podcast in person in April 2022 in Granite Studio’s, Newry. 

You can find the podcast on any good podcast provider, wherever you get your podcasts if you search ‘be inspired to be’ you will find it, it’s only 26 minutes long so perfect for a short walk or car journey – though there is a brief meditation in the middle so don’t try that while driving!

Here is the link for the podcast on Apple podcast.

 

Bridgeen and Belinda recording the podcast in person in Granite Studio's Newry
Bridgeen n Beddy front of Belfast Telegraph
Bridgeen n Beddy front of Belfast Telegraph on 23 feb 2022

Bridgeen features in Belfast Telegraph Article ‘lives less ordinary’ 

 

Bridgeen was interviewed by Catriona Doherty for the Belfast Telegraph feature Lives Less Ordinary which appeared in the paper on 23 February 2022. She even made the front page with a picture holding her little baby Beddy 🙂 Inside was a two page spread, here is the link to the website.

But it is ‘premium content’ behind a paywall so luckily there is a pdf attached here if you’d like to ‘read all about it’, just click this link.

In the article Bridgeen talks about her mindfulness journey, the challenge of being a new mother at 47 and gives some practical tips to start being mindful right away 🙂

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Bridgeen talks about becoming a new mother at 47 'its the privilege of my lifetime to look after her'.

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:

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 https://www.immeasurableminds.co.uk/why-kindness-matters-for-our-mental-health/

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 🙂 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08dscx3

 

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On Thursday 19 March 2020 Bridgeen discussed mindfulness and how it help us calm our nervous system with Frank Mitchell on the U105 Radio show, her student Marie Adams had phoned in to say how helpful Bridgeen’s classes were for anxiety so Bridgeen came on explain more as Frank called her ‘hippie Bridgeen’!

Stay Home, Stay Safe
Me in March 2020 Bel Tel
Media Bel Tel

Using mindfulness during coronavirus: Northern Ireland expert’s tips on lowering anxiety

This was the headline of the Belfast Telegraph Bridgeen featured in on 16 March 2020. Here is the full article as published on their website: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/using-mindfulness-during-coronavirus-northern-ireland-experts-tips-on-lowering-anxiety-39049374.html

 

She also FREE videos every night on the Immeasurable Minds YouTube Channel and ran FREE meditations every morning and evening via Zoom until end of the June 2020. Plus all her regular classes including the 6 week mindfulness class, the monthly self-compassion workshops and 8-week courses were offered via zoom.

 

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.

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 https://www.immeasurableminds.co.uk/why-kindness-matters-for-our-mental-health/

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 🙂 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08dscx3

 

More in the media...

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 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.

Bridgeen was a Key note speaker at the She Said Club 2018
Bridgeen was a key note speaker at the She Said Club in Belfast November 2018 even leading the assembled ladies in a mindfulness sing song! 🙂
Speaking at She Said Club
Bridgeen Rea-Kaya, Roisin Loughran and Helen Blakley.
mentioned in Ulster Tatler magazine
Speaking at the 2018 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 centra.co.uk 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

Women in Business NI News 2014

Mindfulness for wellbeing and greater happiness

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

 

 

UTV LIVE at 6 – 21 January 2014

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! Unfortunately this very good interview and Bridgeen’s tips on happiness have now disappeared from the UTV website.

 

 

Belfast Telegraph – May 2014

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 – March 2014

pdfIconImmeasurable minds

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

 

 

 

Belfast Telegraph – March 2012 – 3pages

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, check out my classes page for details.

 

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

Mercola.com, 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

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