The Novara Centre Blog

The Hero and Heroine’s Writing Journeys

Posted on April 12, 2017 by in ,

The Hero and Heroine’s Writing Journeys Siofra O’Donovan’s Creative Writing Workshops at the Novara Centre are inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, whose ‘Monomyth’ or ‘Hero’s Journey’ is a universal blueprint for all myths and stories across the world. Under their apparent diversity, the great myths of humanity present us with the same map of yearnings and fears that...
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What is nutritional therapy and how can it help you?

Posted on April 10, 2017 by in

Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutritional science to promote optimal health and wellbeing. Nutrients are essential for the body’s systems to function well. Consuming the right balance of nutrients helps protect us against disease and can restore us to better health. Health concerns that can be addressed through nutritional therapy include: digestive Issues (e.g. heartburn, bloating, abdominal cramps, IBS,...
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Killing Cravings with Kindness

Posted on February 10, 2017 by in

The other morning, I wasn’t feeling great, my stomach was unsettled and I felt a bit drained. I found that I was dying for a cup of strong coffee, even though I knew it would upset my stomach even further, and that it may then take days before I could eat normally. Yet even so, the urge for coffee grew...
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New Year, Old You? Fail Again, Fail Better

Posted on January 7, 2017 by in , ,

This is the time of year we see the ‘New Year, New You!’ posters, exhorting us to take steps to become better, healthier, fitter, happier. It’s so seductive to picture that transformed version of ourselves, but I suspect I’m not the only one that didn’t really believe that I could do it, so it seemed like an unattainable fantasy that...
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What is Amatsu?

Posted on August 29, 2016 by in

Amatsu as practiced in Ireland is a modern, up-to-date adaptation of the ancient Japanese therapy which works with the body’s soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs) to help re-align and re-balance other key mechanical and energetic structures (e.g. the spine, bones, joints, cranium and meridian circuits). It’s a non-invasive technique and there are no manipulations of the spine/body or...
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GentleBirth workshops

Posted on May 26, 2016 by in

GentleBirth workshops The introduction of GentleBirth workshops over the coming months is an exciting addition to the services currently offered to parents and prospective parents at the Novara Centre. GentleBirth is a highly acclaimed programme founded by Irish midwife, doula, and author Tracy Donegan in 2006 to support mum-to-be and their birth partners preparing for a positive pregnancy, birth experience,...
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