Thursday, 26 September 2013

Everything you need to more about everything ever and more...

Here’s the latest Q & As from Go Ask Alice. Topics covered below include ‘Can a man feel a woman’s orgasm with his tongue?’, ‘Why can’t I stay awake in class’ and lots more…

The latest Go Ask Alice book is available in the Wellness Centre at the back of The Hub - drop in any time for a read.

Remember, if you have problems or worries you feel you would like to talk about confidentially, contact Cindy Dring, Health Promotion Officer for NUI Galway at 091-492048. Alternatively e-mail her at or just drop in to Aras Ni Eimhigh.

New and updated Q&As for September  2013

Theme of the Week
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Friday, 20 September 2013

Twinges, Cricks & Cramps (those annoying aches and pains) - Free workshop

The run up to exam time is stressful enough without pain putting a spanner in the works. Unfortunately what we do to ourselves while studying, such as prolonged periods sitting at desks and computers, can lead to a myriad of problems such as back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. Join Osteopath Siobhán Doran as she explains why these problems occur and what you can do to prevent or alleviate them.

Two part course. Booking required.

When: Wednesday 7.00 – 8.30pm
Date: 23rd & 30th October

Venue: AM104

To book a place e-mail:

The workshops are part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme

Free Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga with Siobhán Kavanagh

Laughter Yoga is an aerobic exercise which involves yogic breathing exercises, games, movement, laughter exercises and guided meditation. It has been found to reduce stress levels, increase mood and increase productivity. Laughter Yoga reminds us that anyone can laugh for no reason, without relying on external stimulus or even a sense of humour. If a session of fun and laughter is something you would like to try, this workshop is for you! No need to book.

 When: Thursdays 8pm – 10pm
Starts 19th September

Venue: Áras na Mac Léinn

The workshops are part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme

Free Assertiveness Training

Assertiveness Training with Breda Moore

Would you like to be able to: deal with people and situations with confidence? resist manipulation and cope with criticism? get your point across but not at the expense of others? be able to negotiate and reach workable compromises? say ‘no’ without feel-ing guilty? have self-respect and respect for other people?

How you interact with others can be a source of considerable stress in your

life. Assertive-ness training can reduce that stress by teaching you to stand up

for your legitimate rights, without bullying others or letting them bully you.

Participants will receive a certificate – something good to include in the CV!

A 6 week course. Booking required.

When: Mondays 7:00-8:00pm

Starts: 23rd Sept.
Venue: IT203

To book a place e-mail:

The workshops are part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme

Feldenkrais method of Awareness through Movement - Free classes

This workshop, taught by Anet Moore, invites you to explore many non-habitual movements which will increase the efficiency, coordination and enjoyment of your movement.

These gentle but revolutionary lessons communicate with your brain and nervous system, which determine the ease and comfort of your movement and the extent of your flexibility.

Anyone with curiosity and a desire to enhance the quality of their movement, deepen their self-awareness and improve their well-being will gain from using the method. A 3 week course. Booking required
When: Mondays: 1:00-2:00pm
Starts: 23rd Sept.
Venue: The View, Áras na Mac Léinn

To book a place e-mail:

The workshops are part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme

Monday, 16 September 2013

Free Meditation classes

Free Meditation classes with Moya Roddy                                     

Moya is an experienced meditation facilitator and is back with us this term by popular demand. Each weekly session includes simple relaxation techniques including Chakra balancing with sound and colour and Yoga Nidra (a form of body awareness). There will also be time for silent meditation. The group is open to everyone and the aim is to provide a warm nourishing environment where we can spend a little time with ourselves. No need to book - drop in!
Thursdays 1:10—2:00 pm Starting12th September 2013
Venue: Art Gallery, in the Quad

For more on resilience and relaxing check out the Mind,Body & Soul 

Get happier by changing the way you think

Is the way you currently approach things in your life the best way for you?” Learn how it is possible to think differently, in a way that will benefit you. Is
student life a challenge? How do you see your future? Learn how to increase self-confidence, opportunity awareness, reduce stress, and increase coping skills.

 A 3 week course.

6:30- 8:00pm
Starts 8th Oct.
Venue: AC214

To book a place e-mail:

The workshops are part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme

Free Massage Workshops

Free Massage Workshops
with Ashling Battersby

We believe that basic massage is an important life skill. It can be therapeutic and relaxing as well as stimulating and rejuvenating.

Back by popular demand, this three week course will teach you the main techniques, and then you can try them out on those special people in your life. The course is for complete beginners as well as more experienced participants. Something for everyone!

These are practical workshops and you will work in pairs, under Ashling’s guidance. Don't forget to bring your towel.

When: Mondays (for 3 weeks)
Starting: 23/09/12
Where: IT202.
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
To book a place e-mail:

The workshops are part of the Mind, Body & Soul programme