The Mindful Cycle 

Do you explicitly teach about the menstrual cycle as part of the curriculum? Is menstrual education something that you would like to see addressed in depth in your school? 

In a survey by Plan International Ireland 61% of girls aged 12-19 said they missed school due to their period. This is not OK. Something has to change to give these young people knowledge and sustainable skills to live in harmony with their cycle. 

From my preliminary research findings, 100% of 16-22 year olds said that they did not receive adequate education about periods at school. 100% of parents agreed. 66% of teachers said that they did not feel confident teaching about the topic.

The Mindful Cycle is a menstrual literacy education programme created and delivered by a qualified teacher, registered with the teaching council who is also a professional menstrual cycle coach and facilitator.

It promotes awareness of periods as a vital sign, a sign of health, an acceptance of the menstrual cycle as a whole,  encourages menstruators to live in sync with their cyclical nature through the development of self-compassion and fosters  a sense of compassion and understanding among non-menstruators for those with a cycle.

This approach to menstrual literacy can maximise potential throughout the month, prevent physical burn out and enhance one’s relationship with themselves. It is a sustainable lifestyle approach.

Packages for Schools 

I come to your school and teach about the menstrual cycle through the lens of mindfulness, fostering the skills of awareness, acceptance and compassion. 

The Mindful Cycle programme can be delivered to menstruators and non-menstruators. This will help to end the stigma and shame that still surrounds periods and the menstrual cycle. The content and delivery is tailored to the class level.

I work with Primary* and Secondary schools.

I am currently accepting expressions of interest for the pilot programme for Primary schools

This is the offering available for the students in  your secondary school

The Mindful Cycle Programme

What's included? 

Pricing starts at €329 for a stand alone 3 hour session with up to 30 students per session. Introductory rates are available for bookings made now to be delivered in October-December 2023. Limited availability.  Discounted rates available for multiple bookings. 

For more information on pricing please get in touch. 

Delivery of the programme is based on a class of approx 30 students. 

For Primary Schools, this is the offering available for the pupils in your school: 

The Mindful Cycle for Primary School pupils.

What's included? 

*Primary school curriculum links can be mapped to S.P.H.E (myself, self-identity, taking care of my body and growing and changing), Science(human life processes) and Maths (counting, noticing patterns)

Delivery of the programme is based on a class of approx 30 students. 

Pilot programme for The Mindful Cycle is currently offered at a reduced rate starting at €550 for the 5 week input. 

For more information on pricing and packages please contact me. 

CPD or Croke Park workshops for teachers and SNA's to learn more about the menstrual cycle and reflect on current practice is available on request. Contact me for details. 

Student Testimonials

I think it was an amazing experience and the information and knowledge I gained will be with me for life. I think Paula is an incredible woman and she is making a big difference to young people also she was extremely kind, patient, forthcoming and understanding. I would 100% recommend to people to learn more about themselves and their cycle and also recommend this workshop. 

I found everything incredibly interesting and informative, I enjoyed learning about The Mindful Cycle. 

The workshop was extremely informative and I gained a lot of information that I wished we had been taught at a younger age. Thank you for your work in removing the stigma around periods and keep up the great work! 

I loved this experience, Paula was lovely and made me feel comfortable talking and asking questions! This experience was great and I'd recommend it to anyone 

-TY Students, Scoil Chríost Rí

Education and Training Support Centres 

I have recently delivered online sessions for teachers and SNA's with Kildare, West-Cork and Laois Education and training support centres with further sessions coming soon with Carlow and Wexford centres. These sessions inform teachers about their own cycle so that they can understand and support themselves better throughout the month and in turn better support and understand their students. 

You can avail of The Mindful Cycle staff wellness sessions for your school by contacting me. 


I attended the Mindful Cycle workshop with Paula. Paula's knowledge and openness, matched with her warm presence and understanding, made it so easy, enjoyable and very worthwhile. I was so impressed by Paula's depth of knowledge, I only wish I had access to this information earlier in my life. It was also great to have the opportunity to reflect on my experience of my own cycle throughout the workshop. Paula's holistic approach and awareness made is a lovely safe space to learn, reflect and relax with no pressure

- Niamh, Primary School Teacher 

Fantastic delivery of course, wish I knew the information when I was younger, tracking periods, the different seasons and emotions you through, Paula is warm and friendly. You can hear the passion and care she has for this. Definitely highly recommend.

- Annette, SNA

So delighted I signed up, wish I had this information like this when I started my period or when I was trying to conceive, Thank you Paula, could listen to you all night

- Primary Teacher 

I enjoyed the whole thing. The phases, what is normal, what is a possible red flag, had never heard of seasons before, very interesting perspective to take.

- Secondary Teacher