A round-up of events countrywide
Experiences of trauma
A free public conference looking at how expressions of severe human distress come from experiences of trauma and adversity goes ahead tomorrow and Thursday in University College Cork (UCC).
The conference will be addressed by Dirk Corstens, Dutch social psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Jacqui Dillon, author and chairwoman of Hearing Voices Network, Richard Patterson, mental health activist and advocate, and Phil Thomas, former psychiatrist and founder member of Critical Psychiatry Network. See ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery for details.
International spiritual gurus in Dublin this week include Deepak Chopra who will be sharing his wisdom on Thursday at 7pm in the RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin for €75/€60 per person.
And Indian humanitarian and social reformer Amma will provide hugs galore at the National Show Centre, Cloghran from 10am onwards on Saturday and Sunday. See ammaireland.orgfor full programme of talks and music events.
Brainwave – The Irish Epilepsy Association is hosting a career and education seminar for 16-25 year olds with epilepsy and their families and friends on Saturday in the South Court Hotel, Limerick city. €5 per person. See epilepsy.ieor tel: 061 313773.
A panel discussion on healthy living will be held at 11am on Saturday in the Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange St Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin as part of the Dublin Book Festival. Panellists include Dr Eva Orsmond, weight-loss specialist, Dr Juliet Bressan and Brian Colbert, mind coach.
Admission free but advanced booking advised on dublinbookfestival.com.
The Art of Creative Leadership is a one-day conference on mindfulness, led by clinical psychologist Dr Tony Bates on Saturday, November 24th in Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Cost €85. Booking on tel: 01 6705419 or sanctuary.ie