Relaxation@UCD ‌‌‌

Life can get so busy and stressful at times, whether there are lots of assignments due in, exams coming up or a work deadline you need to meet. It’s so important in those moments and beyond to take care of ourselves and look after our health. Some of the ways to do this are by eating a healthy balanced diet, getting adequate physical activity and movement and developing relaxation techniques.

There is lots happening in UCD around relaxation whether its tai chi, yoga, mindfulness or meditation. Take a look below and see what suits you.  

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Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art that aims to connect both mind and body. It can be a great way to de-stress after a busy day and practice mindfulness techniques also. The UCD Staff Tai Chi Club was established in 2017

The club meets during term times in 2019 on:

Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm-7pm in Hall B, UCD Sports Centre

Wednesday lunchtimes from 1-2pm in Studio 4, UCD Sports Centre- more suited to beginners

 No previous experience of Tai Chi is required and everyone is welcome. Please contact Alan Peatfield or Hamish Fleming for further details.‌

The UCD Student Health and Counselling Service are offering free mindfulness drop-in sessions every Monday during term time.

When: Mondays from 1.15pm-1.45pm (from the 4th of February- the 17th of May 2019)

Where: The Fitzgerald Chamber, UCD Student Centre

Who can attend: All UCD staff and students

More information: The UCD Student Health and Counselling website

Heartfulness Meditation

UCD Student Adviser Anna Sully invites you to a free meditation and relaxation session called Heartfulness.

The practice of heartfulness focuses on the heart, in a spiritual sense and the wisdom it has to offer. Heartfulness brings attention away from the mind and redirects to the heart, helping to experience calmer, clearer and more balanced thoughts.

When: Wednesdays from 5.30-6pm (from 23rd January- 6th March & 27th March - 4th of April 2019)

Where: C117 Health Sciences

Who: All UCD students and staff welcome

More information on heartfulness: the heartfulness website or the Student Advisers website