The Novara Centre Blog

Posted on August 25, 2018 by in ,

The Hero’s Writing Journey(s)

Under their apparent diversity, the great myths of humanity present us with the same map of yearnings and fears that every human being experiences on the way to self-discovery. The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero,...

Continue Reading
Posted on August 25, 2018 by in

Transitions and Changes

Transitions and Changes Autumn, this is my favourite time of the year. I always loved the autumnal hues of the trees, going back to school, Halloween and Christmas. To me it was magical as the winds of change demand our attention, and the evenings get darker and longer. Through-out life we go through a series of transitions. It’s human nature....

Continue Reading
Posted on June 13, 2018 by in ,

The M Word

“Menopause”. There. I’ve said it. It’s a time in life that can be hard to admit, and even harder to accept. A time of change, transition and wisdom. A second Spring. All fine when you feel upbeat and full of energy. But how about the other side of menopause – hot flashes, bloating and weight gain, exhaustion, anxiety and irritability,...

Continue Reading
Posted on March 12, 2018 by in

Yoga – a tool for life for everyone

Yoga is accessible to anyone at any age. Despite trendy studio marketing being full of lithe bodies in pretzel-like poses, tanned and adorned in the latest NY yoga gear, the reality is that most yoga classes are comprised of people with different motivation to practice yoga ranging from: “I felt I needed to do something”, and “My doctor said it...

Continue Reading
Posted on February 16, 2018 by in ,

Conflict is good

How can conflict be a good thing? Conflict situations make us uncomfortable. The vast majority of us view it as a negative thing. But I think we would all agree that it is impossible to get through life without encountering it. In fact most of us encounter a situation of conflict on a daily basis. Be it in our personal...

Continue Reading
Posted on January 1, 2018 by in ,

Stress, the immune system and acupuncture

Stress, the immune system and acupuncture The run-up to Christmas is hectic. We have more financial pressures, more organising and housework to do, more social commitments and, often, tighter work deadlines. In January we are facing into a New Year with positive goals and ideas for ourselves with perhaps not enough energy to realise them. The stress we were under...

Continue Reading
Posted on January 1, 2018 by in ,

10 things you need to know about infant massage

        If you have ever had a massage treatment you can relate to the elated feeling of well-being and complete relaxation afterwards. In Asian countries such as India, massage is an ancient art and its health benefits are widely-known among Asian traditional cultures. Today in Ireland, awareness of the benefits of infant massage is increasing with Irish...

Continue Reading