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Katarzyna Krzywon
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Katarzyna Slabon

I am a certified mindfulness instructor and trainer, with 
a trauma-sensitive approach; sound bath, and relaxation facilitator; massage therapist, with a passion for exploring sound as a tool to enrich the process of relaxation, meditation, and self-healing. I promote sound relaxation and meditation as a way of supporting overall well-being and mental health.

In 2011 I started the Sound Magic Ireland project, where I share my passion for music, sounds, and meditation. I am an owner of the meditation studio Mindfulness Haven Galway and the online e-learning platform Mindfulness Haven Academy, where I offer mindfulness and meditation courses in English and my native Polish language.


I was awarded the Mindful Schools Curriculum trainer certification in 2014 and have a background in various curriculums intended for children and adolescents, continuously learning and expanding my knowledge in this area. I hold a certificate of Clinical Trauma Specialist from Trauma Institute International and regularly attend conferences and webinars on the topics of trauma-informed and sensitive mindfulness.


My mindfulness courses are uniquely designed to reflect on my experience in working with children and adults for over 10 years. I continue to expand my knowledge and bring new information to my training. I have a particular interest in neuroeducation, psychology, and promoting well-being at schools. 


I hold the  QQI Level 6 - Training Delivery and Evaluation “Train the Trainer” certificate, which is the basis for training people in professional competencies in Ireland,  


My training and education involving work with children include:

QQI Level 5 Early Childcare Education, QQI Level 5 Children with additional skills  SNA training, QQI Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills, Occupational First Aid and Pediatric First Aid, Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training Diploma, Massage in Schools Programme instructor certification, Rhythmical Alchemy Drumming Facilitation Skills from Arthur Hull, Sound Relaxation in Schools from the College of Sound Healing. Amongst other training related to relaxation, sound healing, child development, yoga Nidra, and other trauma-sensitive related techniques and Tui Na for children with additional needs.


I also have extensive training in different types of massage, including:

Diploma in holistic, sport, preventive, relaxation, and classical massage 120h of training in 2007, Diploma in Pregnancy and childbirth massage from WellMother in the UK in 2012,

Lomi- Lomi pregnancy massage, extensive Lomi- Lomi Nui training with Louise Kleu and Susan Floyd from Hawaii starting from 2008 until 2012, Traditional Thai massage Practitioner certificate 90h training with the Sunshine Network in Chiang Mai/ Thailand 2008, Therapeutic Use of singing bowls and Sound Massage according to traditional Himalayan lineage, massage for children, Tui Na.

I support women who have experienced birth trauma, and postpartum depression, and I promote gentle birth techniques and mindfulness to support the mindful birth and well-being of mothers during postpartum.

I have been delivering workshops for children in Ireland since 2009. Promoting mindfulness and relaxation in schools, communities, at events, summer camps, and family residential holidays.​

For over 10 years I have been working with groups, teaching mindfulness relaxation, and meditation, organizing sound baths, and providing mindfulness courses, and training in English and Polish.

I train teachers in Ireland and in Poland in promoting emotional intelligence and mindfulness in schools. My courses are also aimed at professionals, psychologists, doctors, group training instructors, therapists, parents, and all those who want to develop professionally towards becoming mindfulness instructors and all those who are looking to set themselves free from stress and anxiety and learn how to look after their own wellbeing and happiness. 


I originally come from Poland. I have been living in Ireland since 2005.

My personal experiences inspired me to search for methods, techniques, and therapies that could help me cope with stress, trauma, and panic attacks. Among many of them, I found Vipassana meditation and mindfulness that played the greatest role in the process of my healing.

I have been practicing meditation for 10 years and attending silent meditation retreats. 


My mission is to spread awareness about mindfulness and make sure that the whole context of the practice is taken into consideration. With the growing popularity of the practice, there is also a responsibility for providing accurate knowledge and support to practitioners and instructors. I focus on offering a trauma-sensitive approach to mindfulness and promoting safe practice amongst diverse groups of participants, and children in the school environment. 

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