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Join us for a public lecture on ‘Modern Mental Health & Living’.

Our guest speaker is Fergus Heffernan and he will be speaking about ‘Modern Mental Health & Living’.

Fergus has spent much of the past 33 years working with the Irish Defence Forces, the United Nations and NATO based in New York.

He has worked with soldiers and their families in Theatre of War locations from Afghanistan, to Iraq, from Central Africa to East Timor, from The Balkans to the Middle East. He is a visiting lecturer and Workshop Director in Trinity College Dublin, Columbia University New York, and Boston University USA.

He recently said at a lecture in Kilkenny:

Most of us are lost in life because we do not have a flight plan, a sense of destination. When a pilot leaves Dublin Airport he always gets to his destination because he has a flight plan. The flight plan always for emergencies on route, for unexpected happenings on route, but whatever happens he can always come back to the flight plan, and 99% of the time he always arrives at his destination safely.

We to should have a Flight Plan. Have a plan for each day. Write it down , commit to it. Your plan for each day should include : A time to work, a time to play, a time to pray (or meditate), a time to exercise, a time to talk, a time to breathe.

We really need to do this because we are all on autopilot and without a plan we have become lost and subsequently we are the sickest generation ( both physically and psychologically ) of the last 4 Generations. Understand Anxiety and learn to breathe and you will always be well,” he counselled.

Date: Friday, May 22nd from 7.30pm in The Imperial Hotel (South Mall, Cork).