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Barry Costello

Barry holds a MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions and is a qualified Mindfulness teacher. He runs Mindfulness groups for the public, Self-care and wellness programmes for staff teams and people in recovery from addiction. He is also a core member of the faculty running the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions, in the Dept. Psychology, University College Dublin

His journey with Mindfulness began in 2011 when he attended an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme for therapists. Following on from this programme where he realised the benefits of Mindfulness for himself, it also inspired him to further his training to offer Mindfulness Based programmes in his work as an addiction counsellor and to organisations looking to offer self-care and wellness opportunities for their staff teams.

He has trained with major training centres such as the Oxford Mindfulness Centre in the UK and successfully completed an MSc with University College Dublin. Along with these two trainings he has also completed smaller training and retreats with world renowned teachers and is also a qualified Supervisor for Mindfulness Teachers. Barry is member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTAI) and is chairperson of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines set out by the MTAI.

Barry has supported many organisations in Mindfulness Based programmes including TUSLA Child & Family Agency and the Rutland Centre, he has delivered programmes for school principals and teachers along with course for the public. In 2018, he was also involved as Lead Mindfulness Teacher in research being carried out by Trinity College, Dublin. Barry is also a qualified therapist and has worked in senior positions for some of Irelands leading organisations on Addiction Treatment.

Barry is passionate about supporting people and organisations in bringing a more compassionate awareness to their lives and their work. He brings a combination of compassion and confidence to facilitate clients in exploring mindfulness when developing frameworks to support self-care, wellness, and resilience. Barry draws on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Emotional Intelligence models to provide the best support for each group he works with.

Barry offers Mindfulness Based workshops and courses that can be tailored to meet the needs of organisations, Mindfulness on a 1:1, courses for people in recovery from addiction and courses to the public.

Barry’s fee is €100 per hour, this rate can vary depending on the type of support being required, please do not hesitate to contact if you wish to discuss.

Qualifications and trainings

Mindfulness trainings:

Two-year Master of Science, Mindfulness Based Interventions, Department of Psychology, University College Dublin

Mindfulness teacher Supervision training, The Mindfulness Network in the UK

Being Present Course, Level 1, The Mindfulness Association, UK

Oxford Mindfulness Teacher Training, 7-day Intensive Retreat, UK

Meditation and Psychotherapy-A professional training course for Integrating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice

Paths of Freedom- Mindfulness Based Emotional Intelligence (MBEI) model for at-risk youth in detention or community settings and adult prisoners

Other training:

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies

Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Addiction Studies

Non-Violent Resistance Training

Certificate in Body Psychotherapy

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Seeking Safety- Working with a trauma informed approach

Interventions and Safe Planning Skills Domestic Violence

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Rutland Centre, Continuing Care Facilitation Skills

Other training: Community Reinforcement Approach, Compassion Focused Therapy, Children’s First and Key Working & Case Management

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