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Body Change Session 3

Session 3   26/01/18 Today we started working on the images to do with the onset of our journey We are all choosing different media to work with, acrylic on canvas, textiles and digital images  FEEDBACK FROM SESSION 3 “I thought today was fabulous because it took me out of the […]

Body Change Session 2

SESSION TWO  19/1/18 We returned to group feeling more empowered  this week Continued to relate our individual stories  and offer each other support Beginning the process of choosing an image which will symbolise what we were going through at the time of the illness Thinking about materials to use …painting […]

Body Change Session 1

“BODY CHANGE” MAPPING A PSYCHOLOGICAL JOURNEY This group consists of four women who have all had a physical condition that required medical intervention. We are interested in what our bodies went through in terms of anatomy and physiology as well as the emotional side of recovering from illness. We are […]

Free Suicide Prevention Training Open to All

Many of us are unsure what to do when we have friends or relatives who seem depressed or anxious.  Doing and saying nothing can feel like the safest thing to do, but anyone can learn some simple steps that will provide support and make a difference, and may save lives. […]

Charity Horse Show with Grace Santry

Grace Santry rides again for Lisheens House.  After a fantastically successful event last year Grace is  running another Jump for Fun and Showing Day at the Tullineaskey Equestrian Grounds near Clonakilty.   The event takes place on Sat 6th and Sun 7th January 2018, with some great prizes on the day.  […]

Music in Art Exhibition – Opening 1st December

Another innovative art exhibition from Lisheens House, the home of a unique and much-loved music library.  Following on from her successful series of music listening sessions, artist and support worker Karen Billing put out a call for paintings about music. Come to Lisheens House from 1st December to view the […]

Laughter Yoga comes to Lisheens

Join us at Lisheens House for an afternoon of Laughter Yoga.  Led by Paola Vais, the afternoon session lasts just an hour, costs only €10, (all of which will be donated to Lisheens House) and is guaranteed to raise your spirits, transform your life and set you up for the […]

How Music Therapy can Improve Mental Heath

When award winning actress Brenda Fricker talked openly about her struggles with depression, she recommended the power of listening to classical music as a form of therapy. Talking to the Irish Examiner she said it is something that “I’d recommend anybody to do.” Music therapy is a recognized clinical treatment […]

Men’s Sheds Talk About Health

The Men’s Sheds are meeting for their West Cork Cluster meeting at Lisheens House on the 28th November.  On the agenda is a discussion of the website, which give an opportunity for men of all ages to check their health, physical and mental.  Male Health says: “Often it is […]

Poems by lorelie

Lorelie, who works as a volunteer at Lisheens House, has written a  new book of poems, illustrated by Karen Billing.   Here is BLUE from the collection.  To buy a copy contact Lorelie or Karen at Lisheens House. My blues brand me guilty. Especially blues left over From when I was […]