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Bibo's Team

Bibo's key supporters


Paul King - Dublin City University, School of Education Studies, programme director for M.Sc. in Guidance Counselling.  Key developer of mindfulness training for educators. Chair of the "Management of Guidance Committee" of the National Centre for Guidance in Education.

Martina von Richter - Martina has a rich and deep experience in the area of sustainable development and social entrepreneurship. Regularly attending mindfulness retreats with her children she is passionate about educating the next generation about life skills, responsible entrepreneurship and peace values for a better world of tomorrow.

Mindfulness Center Dublin - Both Josephine Lynch and Helen Byrne are the founders of the Center and have achieved Masters degrees in Mindfulness Based Approaches and Teaching Mindfulness-Based Approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor, Wales and have also participated in training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. They adhere to the The Irish Good Practice Guidelines for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses developed by the Mindfulness Teachers Network Ireland


With many thanks to our developers & supporters : 
Dr Mary Egan - Melinda Hughes - Valerie Keaveney - Gerard Kelly -  Kathy Cooney

Gemma Byrne


Gemma works as a full time as a Guidance Counsellor in St. Oliver's Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth. She uses mindfulness daily in school. Gemma trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher with the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA), graduating in 2014. She has attended retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village, France and regularly attends meditation retreats. She is passionate about empowering young people to have the confidence to live with ease, joy and ambition and recognises the potential schools can play in supporting these traits in their students.

Michelle Kennedy


Michelle is a qualified psychotherapist, her practice works with children, adolescents and adults and has strong grass roots in community and social entrepreneurship.  Michelle, a co-founder of Galway Community Counselling, trains individuals in foundation psychotherapy and develops therapeutic workshops.  She is passionate about young people’s mental health and the value in developing the groundwork to equip youth for life. Michelle also has a background in art and mindfulness which she weaves into all areas of her life.

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