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Carmel Farnan ~ Founder 

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 Australian 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 Australian Mindfulness Academy, the British Mindfulness Academy and the Irish Mindfulness Academy, Carmel co-founded national Mindfulness organisations in Britain, Ireland, United Arab Emirates and Canada.


All courses at the Australian 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 Cognitive 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 Australian 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 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 

10th July 2024

Online Course Mindfulness for Wellbeing in Schools & Youth Organisations

6 Week Course

Next Course Commences

September 2024


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 Schools

"The course was outstanding. The resources were exemplary, well structured and I learned so much valuable information. This course will have such a powerful impact on my students within an education system that is struggling with high levels of anxiety and stress for students and teachers alike. Thank you for the profound knowledge and wisdom that I have gained from this course.".

Kellie Crowley, Teacher

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