This course will help participants with a personal self-assessment through body and facial diagnosis. It will give an understanding of how old diet habits have affected present health and fitness. An Irish eating plan, using produce grown locally or in a similar climate will be emphasised. The body’s meridians of energy and their healing foods will be discussed.
Over the course of this 8-week programme we will explore techniques to manage stress, develop relaxation and learn to meditate. The stress techniques are practical and can be incorporated easily into your daily life. This programme is suitable for everyone who would welcome the opportunity to slow down and reflect on how they could enhance their lives in a very positive way. Bringing awareness to everything is the core principle of this programme.
This 8-week Mindful Parenting course was created to help bring a sense of calmness to parents who lead stressful and busy lives. It is a recent adaptation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. The course was developed at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Wales. The course includes mindful practices and theory and aims to help parents understand the impact of the parent-child relationship on the development of the child. There is a strong emphasis on parental self-care, and the meditation practices taught are short to reflect the busy nature of parenting.
Through the practice of mindful parenting, parents can develop the capacity to be less reactive and to more responsive in communications with their children. This course will give parents coping mechanisms for when they find themselves in stressful situations. The program itself is based on knowledge of the best of parenting research in addition to newer psychological research on the science of compassion, attachment, and cognitive schemas.
Latin American Development Issues
This is a lively and participative course open to people with any kind of interest in Latin America. The course gives participants insight into the causes and consequences of lack of development in Latin America. Participants will acquire a general understanding of Latin American social, political, historical and economic developments as well as more detailed information about topics of contemporary significance, such as trade, labour issues, indigenous issues and popular resistance.
Participants will become familiar with the issues, how people in Latin America have responded to them, how these problems related to Ireland and the rest of the world and how people here can take action on these matters.
Students may submit assessment work during the course in order to achieve the QQI Level 5 Minor Award “Global Development Issues.” 5N4127
Latin-American Development Studies, presented in conjunction with LASC, the Latin American Solidarity Centre. For more information go to www.lasc.ie
Schedule and Pricing
|65||Mindfulness||Mon||7.00 – 8.30||€ 90||8||21-Jan|
|66||Mindful Parenting||Tue||7.00 – 8.30||€ 90||8||22-Jan|
|67||Nutrition||Wed||7.00 – 9.00||€ 90||10||23-Jan|
|70||Latin-American Development Studies-LASC||Tue||6.30 - 8.30||€120||10||22 Jan|