Mind Yourself 2015

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Get 2015 off to a healthy start with Dublin City Libraries’ Mind Yourself programme.

The programme of free events kicks off in Dublin 4 this Wednesday (28th) with Bright Ideas for Enhanced Well-Being in Ringsend Library. This interactive workshop aims to introduce the audience to some ideas from positive psychology, such as the power of gratitude, self-compassion and acceptance. To book, call the library on (01) 668 0063 or email ringsendlibrary@dublincity.ie

Stop. Breathe. Flourish. will see the Counseling Team presenting a 6.30pm workshop with some practical tips for everyday well-being in Pembroke Library on Tuesday, February 3. Featuring ideas from the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness and congitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the workshop will reveal methods of identifying the things that give us a mental boost, amongst others. Book your place by calling (01) 668 9575 or by sending an email pembrokelibrary@dublincity.ie.

Humanistic and integrative counselor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor Carolyn Sinnott will be facilitating Pearse Street Library’s Meditation and Relaxation workshops at 1pm on February 5 and 12. Designed to give show the importance of purposefully relaxing and recuperating, these workshops will give tips on how to replenish your energy levels. The first workshop is entitled Quieten the Mind and Relax the Body, and the second Cultivate Calm using guided Relaxation Techniques. Pearse Street Library also sees the last of the programme’s workshops taking place in Dublin 4 at 6.30pm on February 18, with The Meanest Flower That Blows. Susan Flynn will be reading a selection of poems about the resilience and transcendence of nature, including some from her collection The Animal Woman, with classical music played in the interludes between readings. Call the library on (01) 674 4888 or email pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie to ensure your place at these events.

By Aimée Mac Leod

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