Experience Change with Bogbean Arts and Minds - Ciara Cassoni

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

 
 

About Ciara 

 

MA Dramatherapy; PG Cert Bereavement and Loss; Dip Speech & Drama; MiSP Teacher; MIACT

QUALIFICATIONS

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

          

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

  • Trained  in Level One Theraplay® Informed Practice with The Theraplay® Institute.

 

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

 

  • 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. 

EMPLOYMENT

  • 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 were considered to be at risk of leaving school early due to behavioural, emotional, family and/or social difficulties. 

  • Dramatherapist with  children in Genesis Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Service. 

  • Dramatherapist in St. Brigids Infant School, Finglas, Dublin 11.

  • Ciara also works on a freelance basis as a Mindfulness Teacher for adults and young people and has worked in settings such as: gyms, health & wellbeing centres and yoga centres. 

  • 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.

OTHER CREATIVE WORK

Ciara acts, writes and directs  with Theatre Groups in Dublin, Meath and Cavan.  She is a member of and sits on the committee for Navan Theatre Group.   Her plays have won the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award at Listowel Writers Week in 2020, The Billy Roche International Short Play Award at Wexford Literary Festival 2020 and The Best New Playwright Award at Cork Arts Theatre Writers Week in 2014 where she also received the Best Actress Award. She received a full professional rehearsed reading of her play at the New Theatre's Writers Week in Dublin in 2017, with performances by Geraldine Plunkett, Daniel Reardon, Phelim Drew and Sue Collins.   In 2019 Ciara was one of ten new playwrights to be accepted onto the Abbey Theatre's (National Theatre of Ireland) 'Abbey Begins' Programme, where she studied under one of their Resident Playwrights with the opportunity to discuss her writing with the New Works Team.   Ciara has written and performed under the guidance of Padraic McIntyre with the Ramor Writers Group in Virginia, Cavan. 

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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