The Mindfulness Poet is Brendan O’Shea. Mindfulness is Brendan’s passion and he has explored it in many ways. He was a Buddhist monk for six years, is a qualified yoga teacher and has studied counselling. He brings that passion and his experiences to his performances to give the audience a new look at mindfulness. “I have discovered that telling stories and poems creates a mindful space just like meditation and yoga does. It’s a great way for people to experience mindfulness without having to meditate or do yoga.”
Brendan’s experience of different forms of mindfulness over the years has helped make his life better, and he hopes to share this insight with the audience in a fun, light-hearted way.
How does it work?
When Brendan started performing poetry he noticed a wonderful thing: mindfulness through the power of story telling. Human beings are hard-wired to listen and tell stories, it’s another way to come into a space of mindfulness, a relaxing and rejuvenating space of inner peace.
Poetry can help bring stillness to the mind, take us into awareness of the body and connect us to deep emotions that bring passion and energy back into our lives. And the Mindfulness Poet does all the work! You just sit back and enjoy! Mindfulness as entertainment.