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Experience Change with Bogbean Arts and Minds - Ciara Cassoni

Supporting Well-being through Mindfulness, Dramatherapy, Theraplay® and Creativity!

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About Ciara 

MA Dramatherapy; PG Cert in Children and Loss; Diploma Speech & Drama; MiSP Teacher; MIACT, ALCM.
                                                                                      TAP Artist Playwright


Ciara is a Qualified Dramatherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, Drama Facilitator and Playwright and is trained in Theraplay® Informed  Practice. Ciara also has training in Telehealth Therapy.    

  • TAP Registered Artist (Teacher Artist Partnership) An initiative of The Dept of Education and Skills. 

  • Dramatherapist MA (Hons) from NUI Maynooth with over 15 years experience.



  • Post Grad Cert in Children and Loss through the Irish Hospice Foundation and The Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.  


  • Seasons for Growth Companion Training (Bereavement and Loss programme for children and adolescents)

  • Foundation in Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy


  • Professional training in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor. 


  • Professional training with the UK Based Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) to teach children, teenagers, teachers/parents and anyone who works with young people.

  • Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama from The London School of Music with over 20 years of creative teaching experience.                

  • Training and experience in Telehealth Therapy for online therapy. 


  • Dramatherapist with  children in Genesis Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Service, Corduff, Dublin 15. 

  • Dramatherapist with teenagers and young adults in Candle Community Trust, Ballyfermot, Dubin 10.

  • Ciara is one of the Artists working on the Arts-in-Education TAP (Teacher Artist Partnership) and BLAST programme with Navan Education Centre.

  • Freelance Dramatherapist, Mindfulness Teacher and Facilitator working in Educational Services, Schools, Therapy and Family Services with children and adults. 

  • Ciara worked as a Dramatherapist and Mindfulness Teacher for Dublin City ETB with The School Completion Programme in Finglas, Dublin for 13 years, working with children and young people who presented with many difficulties including behavioural, emotional, family and/or social and bereavement and loss. 

  • Ciara worked as a Drama Facilitator at the Academy of Performing Arts, Navan and has regularly taught for The Gaiety School of Acting as well as teaching Drama in schools in Meath and Dublin for over 20 years. 

  • Ciara uses her skills as a therapist and her knowledge of Drama, Mindfulness and Play to work through the many issues that these young people face on a daily basis, in a creative way.


Ciara acts, writes and directs  with Theatre Groups in Dublin, Meath and Cavan.  She  is a member of  Navan Theatre Group for almost 20 years and has been Vice Chairperson and Secretary.  

 She has won awards and commendations for her Plays in both England and Ireland. 

Mission Statement

Ciara is committed to promoting the value of Mindfulness and Creative well-being through providing high quality courses and workshops such as Mindfulness Courses, Dramatherapy sessions and Drama Facilitation which aid in the development and enhancement of personal well being, positive mental health, confidence, social skills and personal development and creativity for people within the counties of Dublin and Meath.

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