Monday, 28 April 2014

Stages of male sexual arousal and much more...

Here’s the latest Q & As from Go Ask Alice. Topics covered below include ‘Stages of male sexual arousal’, ‘alcohol use and memory loss – blackouts?’ ‘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.

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Energy Drinks will have a negative impact on your exams and studies

With study and exams students may be feeling a little jaded. There will be a temptation to reach for an energy drink. But don't do it.

One thing you should absolutely not be doing at exam time (or any other time) is take energy drinks. They do not boost your ability to focus. They increase anxiety with jolt and crash episodes and heart palpitations - all of which impacts on your ability to do the best in exams and in life in general.  Below is a clip from a USA news item which explains the dangers of energy drinks.

NB. The best energy drink is the cheapest and most readily available: water!

On the plus side there are plenty of low and no cost things that will help. Book a session in the Exam De-stress progamme  or check out the following articles:

Managing Exam Stress
Study, Research & Exams - a simple survival guide  

For more on the wider debate about energy drinks, check out killercoke

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Managing Exam Stress

As well as the Exam De-Stress Programme there are plenty of other techniques that students can use to lower exam stress and boost their results. Cindy Dring, the Health Promotions Officer at Student Services, has written a series of short articles giving tips on Managing Exam Stress. They can be read at the links below


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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Up and Away... storytelling cabaret this wednesday

Looking for a fun low cost way to relax this week. Check out the latest Moth and Butterfly show…

Moth & Butterfly

A Monthly Night of Storytelling and Improvisation

Third Wednesdays of the Month

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Upstairs @ Ard Bia, Spanish Arch, Galway


The Theme for April is:

'Up and Away'

Doors at 8PM - Admission €5 - tickets on the door


Moth & Butterfly continue into 2014 with their exciting series of nights, which brings together the art forms of both Storytelling & Improvisation. The night is Galway based but also travels to festivals and events around Ireland.

Each M&B night will have a special theme, and all Storytellers will be invited to tell a story that fits with that theme.  For April  2014 the theme is 'Up and Away'.

Stories will be provided by the Moth and Butterfly Crew Creative team, and of course, by the Audience themselves! 

There will be three types of Storytelling on the night:

Moth style stories must be short, true, thematic, and feature the teller themselves as a character.

Improvised stories will be created fresh on the spot – no two are the same!

Freefall stories are all other stories that still fit the theme – from fiction to fairy tales, from tall tales to a story in a song.

This is a night for oral storytelling, so no reading or notes allowed – just pure story!

The night is for both tellers and listeners, for without good listeners; there would be no good stories! There will be opportunity for people to tell and also to just sit comfy and join in the journey of the imagination.

Great stories invite us in for a listen. They don’t always have to be funny by any means. They draw from a wide emotional palette.  We love to laugh, but also to cry, to growl, to gasp.  We invite people to tell stories from the heart. 

For more detailed information on how the night will work, please check out our page on Facebook.

The Moth & Butterfly Crew is made up of professional performers, writers and storytellers.  They were inspired by the transformational nature of improvisation (Butterfly) along with the wonderful ‘Moth’ tradition of true Storytelling that originated in the USA, and thought that the two combined would make for a very special night.   They are delighted to share this with Galway Audiences.

Our events attract audience members from all over the globe and welcome your feedback.

"A really lovely night - thank you for creating something very special, we're already looking forward to the next one..." - Michael, Moth and Butterfly audience member.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Exam De-stress Programme - Oesteopathy therapy

Osteopathy with Siobhán Doran

Osteopathy is a manual, physical therapy that emphasises the interrelationship of the structure of the body and the way that it functions. Using skilled evaluation, diagnosis and a wide range of hands-on techniques, Osteopaths seek to restore the optimal functioning of the body, thereby aiding its intrinsic ability to heal. Osteopathic treatment uses techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) along with mobilisation and manipulation of specific joints using direct or indirect techniques. Please note that these sessions are 60 minutes.  


The exam distress programme runs from 7th - 16th April; 24th April - 2nd May.

Siobhán is available can be booked during the following times:

Mondays: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5.30pm

Wednesdays: 10am - 1pm

60 min, 20 euro students / 40 euro staff. 

To book an appointment email, call 091 49221 / 091 492048 highlighting or pop in to the Wellness Centre in the Hub.  Please include your phone number when booking.

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