Meditation & Mindfulness Fundamentals with sound relaxation @ The Crossroads

 Introducing a six  week  Mindfulness Fundamentals with sound relaxation programme beginning on Wednesday September 19th is scheduled for The Crossroads Centre from 6.30-8.30pm with a Saturday add-on programme if there is sufficient demand.

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None guided silent meditation for those who already practice mindfulness or other form of meditation and would like a space to practice with a group. Donation based  sessions beginning on Monday 17th of September at 7.30pm in The Corrib Room.

Please contact Kasia for more details and booking 085 1386529

Essential Oils and Wellness Presentation


Fiona O’Brien will be giving a free introductory class to do TERRA Essential Oils in the All Saints Heritage Centre in Clonbur on Thursday 23rd August at 8.30pm.

Learn how these oils can be used aromatically, topically and taken internally for issues like stress, depression, anxiety, poor digestion, skin conditions, sleep problems and much more.
Fiona O’Brien
Wellness Advocate
087 9266010

The New Dawn of Education in Ireland

In a world where success means academic achievement and financial gain, are we letting our children miss out on something that could make them happy, and that could result in the kind of world we want them to grow up in? With bullying on the increase and the number of children and young people suffering from mental health issues on the rise, the need for a new approach in schools has become apparent.

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.” – Sir Ken Robinson, author on cultural and creative education.

Through ChangeX, the platform of social innovations, a number of innovations that support and encourage compassion, empathy, kindness, imagination, self-esteem, respect and critical thinking taking are off throughout the country. We meet the people behind Mindfulness Matters, Playworks and Peace First and talk to teachers who are noticing exceptional results.

Teaching our Children to be Mindful

Mindfulness, a buzz word that started taking hold in mainstream media a few years ago, has stood its ground. Unsurprisingly, companies that invest in employee wellbeing, such as Google, Yahoo and Apple encourage mindfulness in the workplace. NUI Galway last year introduced The Mindful Way initiative at its campus, incorporating mindfulness into its teaching, studying and researching practices.


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Fighting Isolation and Loneliness in Men – the extraordinary power of the Men’s Shed

Men’s Sheds: An Antidote to Loneliness and Isolation

John Evoy could have done with a support like Men’s Shed when he was a young man. Having struggled with issues common to so many young men himself, when he visited his first Men’s Shed in Australia, he realised it’s what had been missing in his home country all along.

“When I was younger, I experienced some of the issues that some of the guys in the sheds are going through and I have a lot of empathy with them. I was born and raised on a farm in Co Wexford, and I ended up living alone with my grandmother through certain circumstances in late teens and 20s. At the time, I also stopped farming. We sold the cows, which was a huge deal, especially because of the intergenerational links with the farm and the importance of the land in Ireland. I felt so isolated.”