Bridgeen is a pioneer of mindfulness and mindful self-compassion classes for the general public in Northern Ireland. She has a Masters in Mindfulness Based Approaches (Msc) from Bangor University, Wales. She is an accredited and trained Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher
, a qualified yoga teacher (YFNI), Reiki Master and a lover of the slow down movement. You can watch her 2014 TEDx talk here
Bridgeen has completed training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, Oxford University and completed Positive Neuroplasticity Professional Training with Dr Rick Hanson and Google’s ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Training with SIYLI.
Bridgeen follows all the good practice guidelines for mindfulness teachers. She is also a member of the British Association for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA)
and the Mindfulness Teachers Network Ireland
(MTAI). Bridgeen is also a qualified mindfulness supervisor, please email her if you are a mindfulness teacher and would like supervision firstname.lastname@example.org.
A proud member of Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing
with the dharma name: True Profound Happiness. Bridgeen has studied extensively with the international Plum Village
mindfulness community since first visiting in July 2005.
Bridgeen has been Centra
's Mindfulness Ambassador since 2017 and an associate trainer for the HSC. She lead the Action for Happiness
course 'Exploring What Matters' a first for Northern Ireland, in summer 2018.
Bridgeen has been featured in the local media numerous times with TV, Radio and Newspaper articles – these can be found on her website here
Bridgeen has an MBA and a BSc in Communications, Advertising and Marketing. Bridgeen's foray into the holistic business began in 2005 when she began teaching yoga. Immeasurable Minds was originally a part-time business but she gave up her Civil Service job and went full-time in January 2014. She got married in 2017 and added Kaya to her surname to honour her lovely husband.
During the COVID-19 lockdown Bridgeen rose to the challenge to support people through the challenging circumstances. She offered FREE twice daily meditations via zoom and created Corona Jackanory Stories on the Immeasurable Minds YouTube channel
and added many FREE meditations to her Insight Timer Channel
Her personal motto is "There's no need to run, strive or struggle: just be.'