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Ballinasloe service for World Day of Prayer

This year’s Women’s World Day of Prayer service will be held this Thursday, March 2 at 7.30pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh, Ballinasloe. The service is open to both men and women and has been prepared by the Christian women of the Philippines. The theme for 2017 is ‘Am I Being Unfair To You?’, which was developed against a background of calamity, injustice, and poverty in their nation.

Spring retreats and events at Knock Shrine

This spring brings with it a host of inspirational events at Knock Shrine to enrich and enliven.

Mindful self-compassion training

Our mental attitudes, beliefs, and expectations can have a big influence on whether we thrive and prosper or stagnate and decline. Rick Hanson, an eminent neuropsychologist, describes how the brain has a negativity bias designed to keep us safe rather than happy. He says that this makes our brain like Velcro for bad experience and Teflon for good experience. An example of this negativity can be seen in how we often relate to ourselves with harsh attitudes of self-criticism. But a harsh self-critical inner voice can undermine our self-confidence and self- esteem and lead to feelings of guilt and shame that undermine our mental wellbeing. This often results in higher levels of stress, anxiety, and low mood.

Galway Solemn Novena to focus on mercy as a language of the heart

The annual Galway Solemn Novena, which makes a welcome return on Monday February 13 and runs until Tuesday February 21 at Galway Cathedral, will focus on Mary, Icon of God’s mercy.

New year, new you at Bikram Yoga Athlone

It’s that time of year again, when we all decide that this is the year we are going to get fit, healthy, and slim! But have you already fallen off the wagon? Are you bored of your fitness routine? Is it time to introduce something new? Well Bikram Yoga and the Hot60 at Bikram Yoga Athlone may be for you.

Does mindfulness based stress reduction really reduce stress?

Manage the racing mind

What happens in a mindfulness-based stress reduction course?

Mindfulness is effective because it allows us to step out of autopilot, where we are out of touch with our thoughts and feelings and barely register the taste of the food we eat or the sensation of the cool breeze on our face as we walk down the street. Instead, mindfulness trains us to notice each moment with curiosity and kindness.

Mindfulness is just about learning to relax – or is it?

There are currently hundreds of mindfulness courses and workshops available up and down the country. But it is worth asking whether they are all the same and of similar quality. Dominic Cogan unpacks the meaning of mindfulness.

Mindfulness has arrived!

It’s the new year and the time when a lot of us are eager to set new goals for ourselves whether it is to lose weight, become fit again, or perhaps to get more enjoyment out of life. Many sign up for gym memberships or join a sports club to overcome that sluggish feeling that seems to develop as a result of the winter weather or maybe a bit of over-indulgence over the Christmas holidays. It can also be a time when people are willing to try out new approaches such as mindfulness to help with stress or chronic pain.

New Hot60 class at Bikram Yoga Athlone

A new 60-minute class has been added to the schedule at Bikram Yoga Athlone.

 

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