COURSES AND WORKSHOPS AUTUMN 2022

ENROLMENT FOR COURSES

PHONE 081 9170329 or email

centrestmichaels@gmail.com

Please enrol as soon as possible as late enrolment may mean a course is not available when you contact us

Call in person during morning office hours

9.30—1.30pm Monday to Friday.

All enrolments are on a first come basis and will continue while places are available.

Deposit for Saturday workshops–€20 is non refundable unless the workshop is cancelled.

Full payment for other courses is payable at enrolment

Minimum numbers are needed for courses

When a course is cancelled by the Centre a full refund is given

ST MICHAEL’S FAMILY CENTRE

CHURCHILL

SLIGO

087 3902661/0719170329

centrestmichaels@gmail.com

www.stmichaelsfamilylife.com

Charity No. 20203650

Company No. 635791

BROCHURE 2022

PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICE

St. Michael’s Counselling service is supported by Túsla and provides help for children, couples, and individuals.

 Counsellors are available by appointment and as far as possible at times convenient to the client. Counsellors are fully qualified and professionally accredited.

The service is donation based-the donation being decided between client and counsellor. You do not need an official referral. A waiting list applies. Children (U-18’s) get priority

Please contact the office on 071 9170329 for more information or  to make an appointment. Out of office hours, please leave a message and we will get back to you. You may also email your details to centrestmichaels@gmail.com or text 087 3902661

PLAY THERAPY SERVICE

A Túsla Child & Family funded Play Therapy Service is available in the Centre. Referrals come through Child and Family Agency, Túsla., from other agencies, schools and families themselves.

A waiting list applies with priority being given to Tusla referrals. An agreed donation applies to non-Túsla referrals. Please contact us for details.

FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Would you like to meet others informally for a chat and possibly new friendships? Maybe you are you new to Sligo, recently separated, widowed, or just interested in meeting new people. St Michael’s invites you to drop in  for an hour or two, on a monthly basis, for a chat and a cup of coffee/tea. Open to all ages over 18. If you think you would be interested, please contact us 071 9170329 or centrestmichaels@gmail.com


SUPPORT GROUPS MEETING IN CENTRE

AA:

1-2 PM MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY; 1-2PM SATURDAY

8.30PM SATURDAY;  11.30AM SUNDAY

AL ANON:

8.30PM MONDAY; 8.30PM WEDNESDAY; 9.30AM SATURDAY

NA:

8.30PM MONDAY; 8PM TUESDAY; 8PM WEDNESDAY;

7.30PM FRIDAY; 6PM SUNDAY

GA :

8PM THURSDAY; 7PM SUNDAY

GAM ANON: 7.30pm SUNDAY

RAINBOWS PROGRAMME

The Rainbow programme of support for children and teenagers who have experienced the loss of a parent or other significant person in their lives, through separation/divorce or death commences on Tuesday 27th September from 6.30-7.30pm. All facilitators have Child Protection training and Garda Vetting. Children must be a minimum of 7 years of age The next programme will be in 2023 and we take expressions of interest on an on-going basis.

OTHER SERVICES

A GIFT WHEN YOU NEED IT
A holistic therapist has volunteered some weekly sessions in St Michael’s in response to need.  If you or somebody you know would like to avail of this service please contact 071-9170329 to make an appointment. We welcome other similar therapists who would like to volunteer some sessions.

GROW is a confidential support group which promotes good mental health through a twelve step programme of personal maturity and growth. Enquiries in confidence to 086 8516939 or 074 9161628. Meetings are held at 10.30am on Tuesdays and at 7.30pm on Wednesday. No introductions are needed just come along. No membership fees or dues are charged. All welcome.

ROOM RENTAL:

In order to maintain and develop the services we provide in St Michael’s Family Centre, we depend on the money we get from rent of rooms. We have rooms suitable for  individuals, groups and organisations. We rent by the hour, the day or half day and, also, rent out a small number of rooms on a full -time basis. Our rates are reasonable and the centre is accessible until 9.30pm each night. Parking is free. Please contact the office @ 071 9170329 for details and availability.

ART CLASS                                      Aideen Connolly
Have you always wanted to learn how to draw or paint in a fun and creative space; how to improve or get to grips with basic techniques to create beautiful images? If so, why not sign up for these art classes with Aideen here in St Michael’s Centre? We believe everyone can find her/his inner creative self. Whether you are just starting out, returning to art after years without practice, or already have some knowledge of techniques, Aideen will help you develop your skills and potential. 8 Monday mornings 10-12pm starting September 19th. Cost: €50 Part funded by msletb

Aideen is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and art educator working in the North West. She teaches classes in drawing and painting, (charcoal, pastel, acrylic and watercolour as well as print).

BRIDGE CLUB                                Peadar O’Donnell

Our very popular Bridge groups resume on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September. We hope to welcome back all our regulars. Please note that there are no vacancies for beginners but there may be a small number of places for improvers in the Thursday group.Please contact 071 9170329 for further details.

Wednesday and Thursday 7th and  8th September. Please contact the office to check for any availability Cost: €75 for 15 weeks

BOOK CLUBS
St. Michael’s hosts two book clubs—a morning one which meets monthly on 2nd Wednesday of the monthat 11am and an evening one which meets on the last Monday of the month at 6.15pm. Both clubs are very popular and spaces are limited. Please contact 071 9170329 for details of places available. Cost: A voluntary contribution

HEALING AND HELPING YOURSELF BUILD RESILIENCE IN A POST COVID WORLD OF TURMOIL.                                        Gerry Farrell

One of our core beliefs, that this world is generally benign, has been seriously challenged, from a mental health point of view, by both Covid and the Ukraine crisis. Another core belief that sustains us, namely, that REASON will generally prevail, has also been shaken. Both these beliefs now seem questionable when, nightly, on our news channels we witness the unnecessary suffering of families in a peace loving country.

This workshop seeks to help participants regain perspective and understand the steps necessary to restore mental health with that key element for all human functioning –TRUST.  The workshop is designed to be of relevance to all age groups, both the general public, and mental health care professionals. Based on up-to-date trauma research, as well as the useful tools of CBT, participants can expect to become more aware and equipped to cope with life in the context of current crises.
Saturday October 22nd 10-1.30pm Cost: €30

Gerry is a psychotherapist who has lectured at ATU Sligo as well as NUI Maynooth and UCD.
He has extensive experience in private practice as well as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

MAKING A START ON YOUR FAMILY TREE                                                                           Eileen Sheridan

Are you new to researching your family history? Would you like to create a basic Family Tree and get tips on finding your ancestors?  This 6 week course will help participants find information and organise it into a basic Family Tree. The aim is to finish with at least, a 4 generation tree and discover tips on how to go further. The course will be participant led, so how we proceed will be determined, at much as possible, by what participants are interested in.Numbers limited so that everyone can get individual attention.
6 weeks starting Tuesday 20th September at 10.30am.  Cost: €60

Eileen has a degree in History for UCD, a certificate in Family History for UL and a Post Graduate Diploma in Genealogy from UCC

UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES AND OTHERS USING THE ENNEAGRAM – AN INTRODUCTION                                    Therese Ryan

The Enneagram is a system describing nine different personality types. It  is a powerful tool for personal growth. Combining traditional spiritual wisdom and modern psychology it provides profound insights into our patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as well as the inner motivations behind them.

The Enneagram is a mirror because it shows us what we do and why we do it. But it’s also a map that can guide us towards a happier healthier way of being. 

A follow up weekend , going deeper into the Enneagram, will be held in the spring.This is a 2 day workshop Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. 10am to 4.pm.

Light lunch is included each day. Cost: €100

Therese Ryan is an Enneagram teacher in the Narrative tradition. She’s also a coach, facilitator and Iyengar yoga teacher. 

COACHING FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING WORKSHOP           

Dr Patsy McSharry

This workshop will explain what constitutes Psychological Wellbeing; how we can assess our own psychological wellbeing; what factors impact this; how we can boost it and develop a plan to build and improve our own wellbeing and learn how to promote the psychological wellbeing of others around us.
Saturday 26th November 10-2pm. Cost: €50

Patsy is an accredited Health and Wellbeing Coach as well as being Doctor of Health Promotion and a Lecturer in nursing and health. Website: http//patsymcsharry.com

Rainbows Programme

PLEASE NOTE THAT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THIS PROGRAMME WILL CLOSE ON 29TH JULY. THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE AT PRESENT

The Rainbow Programme, for children who have had a bereavement or whose families are changed due to divorce or separation, will start in St Michael’s in late September.

This 9 week programme takes place on Tuesday nights from 6.30-7.30pm and is for children from ages 7 upwards.

Please contact us on 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 if you wish to enrol your child or for further information.

Names need to be with us as soon as possible to facilitate organisation of groups and facilitators

All facilitators are fully trained and Garda vetted–they are not counsellors.

Please check out rainbowsireland for further information.

Coming Soon…..

St Michael’s Family Centre will publish our next brochure in late Summer and we hope to include some interesting courses for the coming months.

We are aware that Covid may have changed people’s attitude to attending courses and we would like to hear from you on this

In order to offer what people might want, please let us know of any courses/day seminars which might interest you and we will do our best to source these.

Also calling tutors/facilitators of self development/relaxation/craft courses, please get in touch if you would like to offer a course in St Michael’s

Please email us on centrestmichaels@gmail.com or phone 087 3902661/071 9170329

Enneagram Weekend course

Introduction to the Enneagram with Therese Ryan

The Enneagram is a tool for self understanding and growth. This Introductory workshop will introduce people to the background of the Enneagram. We will examine how the 9 numbers of the Enneagram present to us, how they relate to others, and understand why each number behaves in a particular way. We will explore the special gift of the Enneagram and finish the weekend with greater compassion for ourselves and each other.

Saturday 14th and 21st May 10–4.30. Cost: €100 for the two days which will include a light lunch

Please contact us on 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 to book this course

A Follow-on weekend will take place in the Autumn for people who already know their Enneagram type

Courses in Spring

Yoga Nidra with Emma Kennedy

Yoga Nidra is a highly effective and gentle practice known to reduce tension, anxiety and stress symptoms in the body whilst developing a deeper mind-body-soul connection through presence and awareness. Classes will include gently breathwork and guided meditation and can be done lying down or seated.

8 Mondays at 10.3 -11.30 starting 21st March. Cost: €80 for 8 weeks.

Introduction to the Enneagram with Therese Ryan

The Enneagram is a tool for self understanding and growth. This Introductory workshop will introduce people to the background of the Enneagram. We will examine how the 9 numbers of the Enneagram present to us, how they relate to others, and understand why each number behaves in a particular way. We will explore the special gift of the Enneagram and finish the weekend with greater compassion for ourselves and each other.

Saturday 14th and 21st May 10–4.30. Cost: €100 for the two days

A Follow-on weekend will take place in the Autumn for people who already know their Enneagram type

Community Garden

The Community Garden course will resume on Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm from late April with Eoin Craven the tutor and some new and regular faces. The course is 10 weeks in duration and those enrolled can, if they wish, continue with the garden until Autumn. If you are interested in growing your own food and enjoy the outdoors please enrol as soon as possible as the course can only go ahead if enough people are interested

Supported by MSLETB. Cost: €50

Community Garden 2022

We hope to run our community garden course again in 2022–starting in April/May and running for 10 weeks. The group meets under the instruction and guidance of a gardener who gives help and hints on how to grow vegetables and fruit.

There is a small cost to each participant and the course is sponsored by the MSLETB. It may appear very soon to be thinking about next April but in order to arrange the course we need to check what interest is out there.

If you or someone you know is interested in this gardening course, please contact us by phone 071 9170329 or email centrestmichaels@gmail.com

CE Scheme Vacancy–HOUSEHOLD ASSISTANT in St Michael’s Family Centre

If interested please check your eligibility for CE and contact us on

071 9170329 or centrestmichaels@gmail.com

Hours of work are:

9am to 1.pm Monday to Thursday and 9 to 12.30 pm on Fridays. 19.5 hours per week.

Check in with office each morning to check duties for the day; check in again before leaving.

Duties include:

  • Cleaning kitchen to a high standard including presses; work surfaces; tables; floors; sinks; dishwasher; fridge;  kitchen ware; cutlery. Ensuring dishwasher is filled and emptied. Ensuring towels and kitchen cloths are washed and dried.
  • Sanitising all door handles and surfaces each morning
  • Ensuring that rooms are sanitised before use
  • Keeping pantry tidy and keeping check on what storage items are needed e.g. tea, coffee, biscuits and cleaning products
  • Hoovering, dusting and polishing rooms; emptying bins daily
  • Keeping bathrooms clean including emptying bins; cleaning wash basins; toilets; window ledges; floors; replacing toilet paper and ensuring sufficient paper towels are in place.
  • Making and serving tea, coffee to users of the centre. Preparing trays of light refreshments
  • Preparing trays for use in upstairs rooms
  • Inspect first aid kit on a weekly basis and inform office of what may be needed

Flexibility needed in the following: Help with moving furniture on occasions

Management Board Members

The management board of St Michael’s Family Centre CLG consists of the following members:

Chairperson: FR.Dominick Gillooly

Vice Chairperson: Mr. Desmond Keaney

Secretary: Mr. Pat Thornton

Treasurer: Ms Maura Cummins

Community Member: Ms Marian McGowan

Centre Manager: Eileen Sheridan

Rainbow programme

 

We had hoped to run the programme starting at the end of September but with the continuing Covid crisis, it appears unlikely that this will now go ahead. We will continue to liaise with Rainbows Ireland on when it may be safe/recommended to run the programme again and an update will be posted here when the situation becomes clearer.

For further information on Rainbow Programme, please check on Rainbowsireland online where you can access further information