Celebrating over 20 years of changing the way we care


Alvina Cassidy, MBSR / MBCT Teacher, Mindfulness Supervisor, Spiritual Care Educator, Cert. in Counselling (CCPE, London), Cert. in Bereavement Counselling, B.A (Hons) Soc/Psych.

From 2000 to 2011, she worked at Dzogchen Beara Meditation Centre, as National Co-ordinator of the Spiritual Care Programme. She project managed the first international conference on Compassion and Presence in Killarney in 2009 and event managed the International Forum on Buddhism and Medicine, in France in 2010. Alvina has co-presented many seminars and training on meditation and compassion for the public, for health and social care professionals and for specialised groups. She currently works as a counsellor and mindfulness teacher in The Cork Clinic with people living with chronic illness and is a volunteer at ARC Cancer Support Centre holding a weekly meditation drop in. She also runs the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) which is open to anyone. Alvina has practiced meditation for over 20 years and completed a one year meditation retreat.

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