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Libraries NI hosts 'From Kindness to Health - An Introduction to Mindfulness'

Libraries NI is looking forward to introducing customers to mindfulness as a tool for health and wellbeing through hosting a ‘From Kindness to Health: an introduction to Mindfulness’ workshop.

Two free workshops will take place in Bangor Carnegie Library on Tuesday 13 November from 10:30am to 1:00pm and Portadown Library on Thursday 22 November from 10:30am to 1:00pm.

If these dates do not suit, additional workshops will be taking place in the new year on the following dates:
- 16 January 2019 at 10:30am in Tullycarnet Library
- 24 January 2019 at 10:00am in Antrim Library
- 8 February 2019 at 10:30am in Irvinestown Library
- 1 March 2019 at 11:00am in Strabane Library
 

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about neuroplasticity and to understand that at all stages of life we are capable of positive growth and change. We discover how ‘the mindful attitude’ – allowing and letting go, rather than resisting or getting into conflict with ourselves and others, helps us feel better and experience greater relaxation and wellbeing. 

The workshop facilitator, Cormac Carmichael, has over 10 years’ experience supporting people to maximise their capacity for positive change and growth. He believes every individual is the expert in their own lives and can be supported and motivated to make healthy choices which cultivate happiness and wellbeing. 

Caroline Smyth, Portadown Branch Library Manager said:

“Mindfulness has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their physical and mental health. Libraries provide the ideal environment to help introduce mindfulness into everyday life. The session is open to everyone, booking is advisable and you can contact the library directly to book a place.” 

Admission to both events is free and booking is advisable. Telephone Portadown Library on 028 3833 6122 or email portadown.library@librariesni.org.uk and telephone Bangor Carnegie Library on 028 91270591 or email bangorcarnegie.library@librariesni.org.uk.​