Maintaining healthy eyes and healthy skin throughout life is the theme of the first public lecture in the MiniMed series at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland tomorrow at 7pm. Admission is free but booking online is recommended. See rcsi.ie/minimed. Tel: 01-4022196.
* Reinforcing positive behaviour, bridging the social gap for children and teenagers with autism and strategies to help in relationships and sexuality are topics which will be explored at the day-long autism jigsaw seminar on Thursday in the Maryborough Hotel and Spa, Cork. Cost €25 for adults/€15 for students. See autismjigsaw.com.
* Learning how to free yourself from thinking too much is the theme of the talk by meditation teacher Sandy Newbigging at the next meet-up of Sober Slice of Dublin social group at 7.15pm on Monday in the Lantern Centre, Synge St, Dublin 8. Admission €12/€10. See also meetup.com/sober-slice-of-Dublin to find out more about this alternative to the drink scene.
* The next six-week stop smoking course in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4 begins next Tuesday at 6.45pm. €20 deposit is paid which is refunded at the end of the course. More information on tel: 01- 2214958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Joe Griffin, the co-founder of the Human Givens approach to psychotherapy, will give a talk on Good Emotional Health at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 31st in the Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin. See also humangivens.ie.
* Beaumont Hospital is offering a new online resource with audio tracks to help people relax and reduce stress. The Mindfulness and Relaxation Centre is available on beaumont.ie/marc. All modules can be downloaded to computers, smart phones or mp3 players.