Carmel Farnan


Carmel Farnan is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, MBPsS, Psychotherapist and International Mindfulness Trainer who has a private clinical practice in Ireland for over twenty years.

She has had a deep interest in Mindfulness and Meditation since her teenage years, and has developed her own personal practice of Mindfulness since that time. She completed Mindfulness training within her psychology degree and also has completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme from the University of Massachussets.

The International  Mindfulness Academy was founded by Carmel Farnan, Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Trainer who has designed and presented Mindfulness Training Courses internationally since 1999. Prior to founding the International Mindfulness Academy, the Irish Mindfulness Academy and the British Mindfulness Academy, Carmel co-founded national Mindfulness organisations in Ireland, Britain, United Arab Emirates and Canada.


All courses at the International Mindfulness Academy are evidence based, drawing upon the latest scientific research from the fields of Mindfulness and Neuroscience. Our Mindfulness courses are unique as they combine elements from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Coginitive Therapy (MBCT) with research-based tools from Positive Psychology. The most recent research has shown that this combination obtains superior and longer-lasting benefits for course attendees.


Each course at The International Mindfulness Academy is designed and delivered to the highest ethical standards and adheres to the UK Mindfulness Teachers Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses, (2010) as well as the code of ethics of the British Psychological Society (BPS) of which Carmel is a graduate member.


Courses Now Available

Online  Course

Mindfulness for Individuals 

8 Week Course

Course Commences Daily

Online  Course

Mindfulness for Professionals

6 Week Course

Next Course Commences

27th January


Online Course Mindfulness for Wellbeing in Schools & Youth Organisations

6 Week Course

Next Course Commences

28th January


Online Mindfulness for Professionals

"The course exceeded my expectations and is full of valuable information. It was transformative, enjoyable, educational and inspirational".

Anne, Psychologist.


Mindfulness for Professionals

"This was a fabulous course, lots of depth, great additional articles and fabulous support. I loved it!".

Hannah, Teacher & Integrative Psychotherapist,


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