Health Board

Tue, Sep 4, 2012, 01:00

A round-up of health events countrywide

* An introductory weekend of Reiki will be held in the Seraph Centre, 15 Heytesbury St, Dublin 8 on Saturday and Sunday. Cost €195. See reikiforall.orgfor full details.

* Managing Epilepsy, Shattering Stigma is the theme of this year’s National Epilepsy conference on Saturday in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. Consultant neurologist Dr John Paul Leach from the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow is the keynote speaker.

Brainwave’s new online support groups for people with epilepsy will also be launched at the event. More details from Brainwave on tel: 01 4557500 or visit epilepsy.ie.

* Relationships Ireland is holding a couples workshop on Sunday, 10am-4pm in the Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2. The aim is to give couples a chance to sort out problems before they escalate. Cost €95 per person. Booking via relationshipsireland.comor on tel: 01 644 3909.

* Anaphylaxis Ireland is holding a free public lecture on food allergy in the Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin on Thursday, September 13th at 7pm. Dr Mary Keogan, consultant immunologist at Beaumont Hospital, will speak about what the specialists have learned from their patients and Dr Audrey Dunn Galvin, psychologist, will talk about how to support children, teenagers and parents dealing with serious food allergies. Advanced booking required on tel: 087 7995586 or visit info@ anaphylaxisireland.ie

* Discover the Clown Within is a series of four improvisational clowning workshops on Saturdays September 15th, Oct 6th, Nov 24th and Dec 15th at the Lantern Centre, 17 Synge St, Dublin 8. The workshops will be led by Susan Coughlan, theatre producer, and Piotr Bujak, a therapeutic speech practitioner with Camphill Communities. €60 per workshop. Booking by email on susancoughlan.od@ gmail.comor tel: 087-9875180. See also nosetonose.info.

* Individuals’ “aesthetic health” is being screened as part of a Creative Check-up event during Phizzfest arts festival in Phibsborough, Dublin, this week. The screening is a chance for visitors to find out more about aesthetics and how they relate to their wellbeing and daily routine. The venue is the former First Active Building Society, 357 North Circular Road. See phizzfest.ie

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