• “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

About Suaimhneas Mindfulness

Shirine Beausang, based in Cork, teaches Mindfulness-Based Approaches such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She is also a Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) therapist with specialised skills in ‘third wave’ CBT therapy which integrates mindfulness, self-compassion and acceptance-based approaches.

Mindfulness meditation is a way of life for Shirine and she has committed fully to this process for over fifteen years. As a result, she has benefited enormously in terms of her own personal wellbeing, acceptance, healing and peace. Suaimhneas Mindfulness was established as Shirine was inspired to be of benefit to others who are embarking on their own journey in mindfulness.

Shirine has participated in many intensive silent retreats both in Ireland and abroad and has studied with many inspiring teachers who have supported her on her path. Over the years, she has engaged in Buddhist meditation retreats and study in Northern India and Nepal. She continues to return there on a regular basis and this has supported her to significantly deepen in her own personal meditation practice. In particular, she practices a mindfulness-based practice known as loving kindness and considers the cultivation of self-compassion and friendliness towards oneself to be the foundation of inner wellbeing. This resonates in her approach to teaching mindfulness. Shirine is also a fully qualified yoga teacher who has studied intensively with many reputable yoga teachers in India and at home. She has an interest in the application of mindfulness meditation in yoga, which is related to more traditional Indian Hatha yoga practices.

Shirine is an experienced manager and team leader in the social care professions and has twenty years of experience of working extensively with both adults and adolescents with complex mental health needs, social and emotional difficulties. In addition, she currently works with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD/Asperger Syndrome), and has specialised experience bringing Mindfulness and CBT to the unique challenges faced by individuals on the spectrum.

Shirine is with Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Ireland (CBPI)/ Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) (pre-accredited). She is also an accredited member of the Mindfulness Teachers Network of Ireland (MTAI).



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

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

“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

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.

“I found Shirine to be a wonderful teacher. Shirine is very softly spoken and has a gentle presence that lends itself perfectly to the subject of mindfulness” – Dee

“ 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”

“I have just completed an 8’week mindfulness course with Shirine . Simply put, it has started me on my recovery from a racing mind which was affecting my life negatively . I now have the knowledge and skills to live a more peaceful and happier life . I feel really lucky to have made contact and started the course . As an added bonus it has improved my breathing when exercising. I highly recommend this course and wish anyone doing it the best of luck” – Stephen

“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 have completed a one to one mindfulness course with Shirine this summer. My life was being taken over by anxiety/panic attacks and I had to do something about this. Shirine turned my life around through mindfulness. I now go about my daily routine panic free. Mindfulness has become a part of my life and benefits me greatly.” – M.

“This course taught me that problems can be dealt with in a less stressful way” – Margaret

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 am very grateful to have had the opportunity to do this course. After practicing meditation for about ten years I found this course very beneficial in moving forward on my journey” -Jean