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Bernie Heaney


  • Meditation
  • Spirituality
  • Creativity
  • Dreams
  • Bodywork
  • Nature connection


Having practised meditation for years and being a mindfulness teacher, I luckily found focusing. To me focusing is a gateway to self-acceptance and self-compassion. It is in the spirit of 'everything is welcome' that I now share focusing and mindfulness with others.

What services do I offer?

I am a focusing practitioner.

I offer 1:1 sessions in person and online (Zoom/Skype) or by phone.

I am a Shiatsu practitioner and focusing greatly influences my practice.

I teach compassion based mindfulness, and focusing very much informs the spirit of enquiry in the way I teach.

My background in Focusing

I have been a Shiatsu practitioner for many years and love it. It helped walk the long journey home to my body.
I have been a practising Buddhist in the Tibetan tradition for over 20 years and in my winding path I found my way to mindfulness training. I teach Mindfulness Based Living Courses and also run workshops in mindfulness for stress and resilience in the workplace and in life.
I trained in Focusing with Kay Hoffmann and have found focusing to be a huge gift to my life in how I relate to myself and to others. Focusing has transformed contentment from a goal to a way of being that is possible, something I value beyond words and I love being able to share the gift of focusing with others.


Focusing Practitioner with Kay Hoffman BFA, 2020
Mindfulness Teacher with Mindfulness Association, 2016
Shiatsu Practitioner with European School of Shiatsu, 2004
Certificate in Counselling Skills with Central School of Counselling and Therapy 1992
Masters Degree in Medical Anthropology from SOAS, University of London 2010
Bachelors Degree in Social Science from University College Dublin 1989

How do I practice?

  • In person
  • Phone
  • Online

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