Bright Sparks Coaching offers mindfulness courses for schools (teachers and students), parents, children, teens, healthcare professionals, individuals, and for employees & teams in the workplace


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Reduce stress, take better care of yourself, be more present and live a calmer and more balanced life. View our mindfulness courses designed for adults, teenagers & children

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Courses for Self Care for Teachers and Well Being for their Students. Learn how to bring mindfulness into your classroom and help your students deal with stress



The boundaries between work and personal are often blurring. Mindfulness helps your employees deal with stress at work and become more focused & productive


Bright Sparks Coaching founder and owner Clodagh McCarthy is a Passionate Life Coach & Committed Mindfulness Teacher & Practitioner based in Cork

Bright Sparks Coaching was set up by Clodagh McCarthy in 2010. Clodagh is passionate about sharing the gift of Mindfulness with Children, Young People and Adults.

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For the past number of years, Clodagh has been offering courses & coaching for Individuals, Teachers, Students, Companies & Healthcare Professionals all around the country.

Past mindfulness programmes' clients include: UCC, IBEC, CUH, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Cork Education Support Centre and many more schools & education centres around the country.

Facts about Clodagh:

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  • Clodagh is an ICF (International Coach Federation) trained Life coach

  • She trained with Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn & fellow Staff at the Centre for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Boston to teach the MBSR Programme for Adults

  • She is THE FIRST Certified Trainer for Mindfulness for Children & Teenagers in the Eline Snel Method in Ireland offering courses based on the famous Eline Snel Books’ 'Sitting Still Like a Frog' & ‘Breathe Through This’

Read more about Clodagh HERE.

What are the Benefits of Mindfulness?


Mindfulness is an experiential way for you learn how to take better care of yourself by exploring the connection and interplay between your mind and body.

Cultivating Mindfulness allows you to look at your stressors and habitual ways of responding to stress. By cultivating & living with greater awareness you learn how to pause & respond rather than just react out of habit. Being mindful supports you live with a greater sense of ease, calm and peacefulness moment by moment.


some of the benefits of Mindfulness include:

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  • An increased ability to relax & simply ‘be’ rather than constant doing
  • Increase well-being, peace of mind and balance in one's life
  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
  • Improved self-esteem, self awareness and willingness to care for self
  • Increased resilience and capacity to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions and work more compassionately with self and others
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Increased ability for living in the present moment
  • Greater appreciation and acceptance for oneself and one’s life as it is right now and greater understanding & wisdom of the nature of change, growing and learning

People find our Mindfulness Courses to be a life changing experience:

The course with Clodagh was mind-opening and taught me new skills and strategies that I continue to use to enhance my life. I learnt the value of living in the present moment, even when that moment can be the hardest one of your life, and using my breath to stay centered. It continues to help me with changing my mindset from negative thoughts to positive thinking. Clodagh is a very patient, gentle, understanding, welcoming and encouraging teacher. I continue to get tremendous value from what I learnt on the course and highly recommend it.
— Mary, Co. Kerry (8 week MBSR course participant)
I loved the course. It was so much fun. I learned ‘Do not worry, Stay calm, and Be Nice’
— David, Co.Cork (A child participating in Mindfulness for Children program)
Thank you for a brilliant enlightening week. Feel restored for the challenges of the year ahead. I really enjoyed the course and got a lot from it. There was a lovely atmosphere created by the facilitator and fellow participants which made for a lovely learning environment.
— Emma, Co. Tipperary (A Teacher, Summer Course Participant)
I decided to attend this course as a way of taking control of a very stressful lifestyle. I felt this course helped me to gain time for myself back again - something I missed so much! It allowed me the space to take stock of what life is like now as a mother, wife, sister, friend and colleague. This course is about being kind and gentle to yourself. I look forward to attending similar courses with you in the future.
— Grainne, Co. Cork (8 Week Course Participant)

If you feel it is time to ignite your spark and start living the life you desire for yourself

contact me or book a course now.