The Novara Centre Blog

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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Accept Yourself – Don’t Forget!

Posted on September 25, 2016 by in ,

Accept Yourself – Don’t Forget! “You don’t become a different person when you meditate – you become more yourself.” I heard this at a follow-on meditation course I took some months after I’d first learnt to meditate, and my heart sank. Then I was taken aback by the implication of my reaction. Why would my heart sink at the prospect...
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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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Get Ready for Summer – Delicious freez pops recipe

Posted on May 28, 2016 by in ,

~ Get-Ready-for-Summer Delicious Freez Pops~ Serves 6-8 This recipe is nourishing, delicious, full of antioxidant berries & contains immunity-boosting, mineral-rich, healing spinach – which cannot be tasted even a little bit when it’s all blended up! The Ingredients: 3 ripe (spotty and sweet) bananas 1.5 cups spinach 2 cups mixed berries 6-7 dates The Equipment: Blender Ice-pop moulds The Process:...
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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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Summer – a great time to start healthier habits for the whole family

Posted on May 20, 2016 by in ,

Summer – a Great Time to Start Healthier Habits for the Whole Family, Including You! 🙂 Friendly Tips for Both Kids & Adults! No matter what age, summer is probably the most desirable season we all look forward to: less rain, more sunshine, the fresh verdant green of the trees, holidays, longer evenings, more outdoor activities like swimming, trekking, sports...
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