About Us

Hello & Welcome!

Your interest in Mindfulness, coaching and well-being most probably caused you to land on my page, so here is a little about me.

I am a Mindfulness Teacher, Coach & Author.

Based in Gorey, Co. Wexford, much of my practice also takes place online, and I hold in-person sessions for clients closer to home.

Mindfulness Teaching & Practice

“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally” – Jon Kabat-Zinn.

I am a a fully qualified Mindfulness Teacher and with a Master of Science in Mindfulness Based Well-being (UCC) and qualified to teach the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR).

My mindfulness training helps deepen awareness of your thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Effectively, helping you identify unhelpful habitual patterns that cause unnecessary stress, worry, rumination and catastrophising. In this way, mindfulness helps you learn how to respond to stress and stressful situations more skillfully and create new habits that align with your values. Because my mindfulness programs have a strong focus on compassion and self-compassion, the training supports you to improve your relationship with yourself, your reality and your relationships with others.

I am a fully trained Mindfulness Teacher with a Master of Science in Mindfulness-Based Well-Being from UCC. I am qualified to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), which is the gold standard of all mindfulness-based programs and the programme from which all mindfulness programs derive.

All mindfulness programs are in a group format and devised around evidence-based research.

Who I teach mindfulness-based programs to:

The General Public

I teach regular mindfulness training groups and MBSR training programs in Gorey, Co Wexford and online over ZOOM. If you would like to book your place on my upcoming mindfulness training programmes get in touch.

Corporate sector

A growing body of evidence supports the hypothesis that mindfulness has a positive effect on increasing resilience and well-being and reducing stress in organisations.

My “Working with Well-being” programs aim to address the needs of your organisation to create and sustain a healthy workplace community. All programs are tailor specific to your organisation, so get in touch to discuss how we can create a flourishing workplace community.

Community development

I am on the Tutor Panel of the Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) in the Community Development Sector, where I teach Mindfulness and well-being to the DDLETB Group Partners – a diverse role which involves working with people living with anxiety, stress, chronic pain, disability, burnout, and marginalization. It is a role I am tremendously grateful for, and I learn as much from the participants as they learn from me.

Coaching & Mentoring

I have held a Spiritual Well-being & Therapy Practice for over twenty years in Co Wexford. My intention through the years has been constant: to support and develop your cognitive, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellness. I apply a broad range of modalities and approaches to help you, including coaching psychology, mindfulness-based approaches, cognitive therapy, spirituality and neuroscience.

I have a MSc in Mindfulness-based Well-being (First) from University College Cork (UCC) and a Level 8 Higher Diploma in Coaching & Coaching Psychology from UCC (First). I attained an Advanced Dip in Executive Coaching with Neuroscience (graduating with a Distinction) in 2018. In addition, I am a qualified Hypnotherapist and Spiritual Healer with qualifications in counselling.

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Mindfulness Coach of the Year, 2022 – The Irish Business Awards.

Before I became a coach, I worked with clients from the spiritual therapeutic perspective. Today, I continue to take an all-encompassing view of reality, blending the spiritual and psychological approaches to help you develop a deeper awareness of who you are, what you want and how to attain your aspirations.

Why choose me as your Mindfulness Teacher and Well-being Coach?

There are many teachers and coaches out there, and I believe finding the right coach for you is a fundamental step along your progressive journey. Taking a person-centred approach, together we find a solid foundation with meaning and value and then build the pathways of mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual strength and support.

Here are some reasons why clients recruit my help:

Emotional, Mental & Psychological Support

  • Build resilience and skilful responses to stress, burnout and fatigue.
  • Find a new sense of self after a significant life change – for example, loss & bereavement, becoming a parent, menopause, empty nest syndrome, divorce,
  • Overcome anxiety and overwhelm.
  • Build confidence.
  • Explore spiritual connection and how it relates to one’s life

Goal Orientated Coaching

  • Change Career
  • Start a new business venture
  • Business Growth & Expansion

Arranging Your Coaching Sessions

I am based in Monaseed, Gorey, and sessions are by appointment at the Wellness Practice (Y25TR77) or online. Mindful Walking Coaching Sessions can be arranged in stunning locations throughout the Wicklow/Wexford woodlands and beaches. Corporate Wellbeing Programs take place either on-site or online.

Let’s work together if you want to embrace change, improve your well-being and discover your potential. Call or text 0868494646 or email info@hilaryconnor.com

As your Coach:

Whether we are working one to one or in a group environment, I establish an environment of safety and trust. I listen in an active and non-judgmental way with a genuine desire and commitment to help you heal and develop your best self. Together we explore your goals and deepen your understanding of what drives you and what’s getting in the way. Then we take a strengths-focused and psychological approach to change. Throughout your sessions, we delve deep and decide on empowering and exciting ways forward, grounded in your truth.

Accreditation

I am a member of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and practice under the association’s code of ethics. I have an MSc in Mindfulness Based Well-being and Level 8 HDIP in Coaching and Coaching Psychology from UCC.

All of my Mindfulness Training and Coaching Programs support you to gain new insight and realize your potential, improve your well-being and accomplish your goals in a strengths-focused way.

Saoirse – My debut novel

Following my devastation over the Tuam Baby Scandal in 2017, the following year Saoirse was published. My book became an Amazon best seller. Saoirse featured in the national media, including The Irish Independent, RTE Radio 1 and Dublin City FM. Saoirse is a fiction character was born in a Dublin Mother and Baby Home in the mid sixties. You can read more about Saoirse and purchase your copy here

To discuss how I can help you, contact me at info@hilaryconnor.com and let’s begin the journey.