Mindhaven was started by Susan O’Regan in 2019 and trains people in the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion.
Susan has over twenty years experience working as a community and youth worker as well as training and facilitating groups.
She firmly believes in people’s capacity to create meaningful change in their lives and in their communities.
Naturally contemplative and reflective from a young age, Susan truly rediscovered mindfulness for herself over a decade ago, at a time when stress had become a huge factor in her own life.
Mindhaven was named for several reasons; haven literally means “a place of safety or refuge” or “an inlet providing shelter for ships or boats; a harbour or small port”. Mindhaven acknowledges the two local areas that I especially love, Castlehaven where I grew up, and Baltimore where I now live,and the fact that mindfulness can help make our minds safe havens of health, strength and resilience.
Msc in Studies in Mindfulness
Mindfulness trainer and group facilitator
Teaching introductory mindfulness and an 8 week Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) Susan has worked with a wide range of organisations and staff teams including Cork Education and Training Board, Kilkenny County Council, Cork Deaf Association, Institute of Public Administration, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Susan has trained with the Forest Therapy Institute as a forest bathing guide and offers forest bathing and nature based experiences in local beauty spots.
Susan facilitates reflective practice groups for those working in frontline services.