• “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally.”

    – Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” 

    - Thích Nhất Hạnh

  • “Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already”. 

    - Pema Chodron

  • “You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” 

    - Jon Kabat-Zinn

What is Mindfulness?

Understanding the principles of Mindfulness and its origins.


What is MBSR?

Learn more about our Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction courses.


How can it help me?

Find out how you can benefit from Mindfulness in your life.



Mindfulness is a powerful practice which can greatly reduce our stress levels in a busy world. Practicing Mindfulness allows us to live wholeheartedly in the present moment supporting us to live happier, healthier lives while greatly reducing stress and worry.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an internationally respected program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn over thirty five years ago. It has been clinically proven to benefit people with a diversity of life challenges such as stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness.

Suaimhneas Mindfulness, based in Cork, provides courses, seminars and training in Mindfulness-Based Approaches such as eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, Mindfulness at Work, Introduction to Mindfulness courses and One to One Mindfulness training. Shirine Beausang is a member of the Mindfulness Teacher’s Network of Ireland.


  • “Thanks so much Shirine. It has been an amazing 8 weeks. I am more relaxed and calm and better equipped to deal my busy life as a mom, manager and wife. My children now have my full attention in the evenings, we have much more fun at home now. I am able to switch gears between work and home” –Karen
  • “It has transformed my life and how I live my life. Not in a way that others (except maybe those closest to me) would notice, but it is has fundamentally changed how I live my life – and hopefully will continue to live my life.”
  • "Shirine was born to do this job. Her sincerity, warmth and authenticity shine through. She went out of her way to help me with my particular challenge (recovery from chronic pain). I couldn't recommend her higher" - Elaine
  • “Shirine, you have a gift, a great voice and you manage your state so well in the classes. Mindfulness is a journey and it is good to have a role model to see. It adds credibility and trust to what is new” – Karen
  • “ I enjoyed the course thoroughly. Coming here on a Monday night was like a refuge from the busyness that is life. The two and a half hours always flew and I left each week feeling at peace with myself. The other students were also lovely and from all walks of life”
  • “The course has been very important to me. It came along at a time in my life when I needed it most. I have gained a new awareness of time and how I use it. I am a calmer, happier person.” – Gillian
  • “I can only say, I enjoyed every minute. Shirine is, in my opinion, the channel which enabled me to become mindful and experience the joy of it.” - Gillian

More Testimonials


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (2020):


Eight Week Course Starting Monday 22nd September 2020, 7-9.30pm.

(Includes Full Day of Mindfulness on Saturday 7th November)


Cost is €325. 

(Booking Deposit of €50 to reserve your space).

Venue at Northridge House Education Centre, St. Luke’s Home, Blackrock, Cork.



Morning of Mindfulness Workshop Upcoming Dates:


Sunday 14th June (11.00 – 1.00pm). Cost €25.

Sunday 9th August (11.00 – 1.00pm). Cost €25.

Saturday 19th September (11.00 – 1.00pm). Cost €25.


Take part in our monthly mindfulness gathering. This is a chance to take time some time to practice mindfulness together on a weekend morning away from the busyness of life!

Both newcomers to mindfulness and experienced meditators are welcome to the above workshops.

Venue at St. Luke’s Home Education Centre, Blackrock, Cork.


Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Retreat Days Upcoming Dates:


Sunday 12th July (10.30 – 4.30pm). Cost €50.

Saturday 30th August (10.30 – 4.30pm). Cost €50.


Join us on our Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Retreat Days. Take time away from from the world, giving yourself a chance to slow down and learn to take care of yourself through practicing mindfulness and self-compassion skills. The retreat day is a time that’s just for you. We will enjoy mindfulness and compassion techniques such as Sitting Meditation, Bodyscan, Compassionate breath, Loving Kindness Practice, Mindful Yoga/Movement and Mindful Walking. You will also learn some mindfulness skills to bring with you beyond the workshop, ways to access the present moment to help slow down the mind and cope with the busyness of daily life!

This mindfulness retreat is suitable to both newcomers to mindfulness and more experienced meditators. 

Venue at St. Luke’s Home Education Centre, Blackrock, Cork.


Learn more about Mindfulness


This course has helped me to become aware of how my feelings, thoughts and moods are only temporary and that they will come and go. Not to get overwhelmed by my thoughts and to let them come and go without resisting them. Bringing attention to my breathing and turning my attention to other aspects of my life around me..noises,smells, nature. Being more gentle with myself in times of doubt and confusion and trusting in myself and my experience of life more. Not wanting to change the world to my way of thinking. Not to be judgemental of others.” -Mairead