“A life-changing experience”

Miriam Judge

About Mindfulness Matters



Mindfulness Matters offers creative interactive workshops, courses and resources for a broad range of clients including HSE staff, County Councils, Corporates, Third level, Secondary and Primary Schools.


Originally set up by Derval Dunford and Dr. Ann Caulfield in 2011,  the  pioneers of mindfulness in Irish schools, Mindfulness Matters have had over 9000 participants on their summer courses for primary school teachers. These creative and interactive courses have been sanctioned by the Department of Education & Skills and are available online through Mayo Education Centre.

Mindfulness Matters' downloads and CDs provide valuable support for adults and children, and have been endorsed by medical and health-care professionals internationally.


“…this [Suí] is the best meditation CD I have ever listened to….”

John McKenna MD and wellness author


Derval Dunford, Director of Mindfulness Matters and Sui Mindfulness www.sui.ie has worked with a wide range of educational and business organisations since 2006. Courses and workshops are tailor-made to meet the needs of each individual organisation. Derval brings a broad range of qualifications and personal practice to her work in a creative, fun and down to earth manner. Her passion lies in helping children and young people to be comfortable in their own skin, and to value their unique contribution to the world.

Derval is a qualified MBSR teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) UMASS, Yoga Nidra teacher YNN, HeathMath Breath Coach, Stress Management teacher, and Breathwork Practioner. Most importantly Derval's passion for her work is fueled by her recovery from PTSD and Chronic Fatigue. 

Please make contact on info@mindfulnessmatters.ie or derval@sui.ie if you wish to enquire about a workshop or training session. 

Contact Derval Dunford 087 2888740


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