Orna Cooke

Orna has been working for 25 years in the area of counselling and psychotherapy. She is presently in private practice in Killaloe Co Tipperary. Over the last 15 years she has been exploring meditation and is studying in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She also has a strong interest in creativity and mindfulness and facilitates mindfulness and spontaneous painting workshops in Killaloe.

Orna facilitates the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme developed by Jon Kabat Zinn .

“It is a programme that I have found invaluable in my life. What I love most about this programme is how practical it is. It demystifies meditation and has helped me to integrate mindfulness in my everyday life. It has been a way to bridge my own meditation practice with my work life. I love the simplicity of the practices, the ordinariness of meeting our everyday experience with mindfulness.  Although simple, it is not easy. Facilitating mindfulness is a wonderful way to keep my practice fresh and alive.”

 She is in continuous training and supervision with The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice in Bangor University.

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