Promise Gluten Free Cookery Demo with Tony of the Bay Tree
Join Tony from the Bay Tree for a Cooking Demo using Promise Gluten Free products
The Bay Tree Restaurant which specialises in Coeliac Friendly Breakfast, Lunches, Dinners and Desserts, with Restaurants just off the main streets in Athy and Portlaoise.
Minding your mental health:
how to meet the psychological challenges of coeliac disease
From the anxiety of initial diagnosis to coping with the day-to-day challenges of living gluten free, psychologist Mary Borton will provide advice and practical guidance to help support the mental wellbeing of coeliac sufferers and their families.
How to Harness the Superpower of Sleep
Sleep plays a crucial role in helping us deal with the demands of life on every level. In this talk, Tom Coleman will out why Sleep is important and how it interacts with aspects of our physical, emotional, and mental health. He touches on everything from proven “calming responses”, to why dreaming is crucial for mental energy.
- General health & wellbeing
- The Mechanics of Sleep
- Physical Components of Sleep
- Sleep Hygiene -creating the perfect routine
- Work Life Integration
- Lifestyle factors – Nutrition & Sleep
- Strategies for success
- Q&A session (10-15 mins)
Art & Craft Corner
Combing the natural world and our inner creative spirit. This class is based around the concept of pattern and mindful colouring. How getting lost in a pattern can calm us. It is also excellent for encouraging creativity when we have creative blocks. Each participant will collect leaves (or they can print out leaf templates that are emailed to them) and inside each leaf they create a zentangle pattern as seen below.
We talk about negative and positive space. About how the absence of colour in our leaves makes them stand out even more. How the negative space in art is a good thing. How artists use it to draw your eye to something. We also talk about creative blocks, the power of a good doodle! And just taking time to be creative
Feeding your Mental Health
How you eat can have a huge impact on how you feel, how much you eat and even the types of foods you choose. For some people, food is a real pleasure to be enjoyed. For others, food is just fuel and something to get out of the way before moving on to the next thing. But whether you are a lover or a survivor, learning to pay a little more attention to how you eat may be of more benefit than you expect.
Teaching Wellness through laughter with Louise Burchall
Louise Burchall is Ireland’s leading authority on laughter yoga. Louise has worked with many top companies in Ireland such as Zipyard, Deloitte,Bayer, and the Happy Pear due to her professional, engaging and authentic nature. Louise’s laughter yoga workshops were featured in the Sunday Business Post.
Louise is passionate about laughter yoga and the incredible benefits she experienced first-hand following an absence from work due to mental health issues. Engaging in laughter yoga gave Louise the skills she needed to return to the workplace. Louise is on a mission to share this amazing process in order to avoid others experiencing the same.