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Re­cov­ery month at Rut­land

The Rut­land Cen­tre, a res­i­den­tial treat­ment cen­tre for ad­dic­tions, is host­ing its sec­ond an­nual “Re­cov­ery Month” in Septem­ber. Free talks will fo­cus on ad­dic­tion in sports peo­ple and how to help fam­i­lies cope with ad­dic­tion. Talks will will be held at the Rut­land Cen­tre in Knock­lyon Road, Tem­ple­l­ogue, Dublin 16. See rut­land­cen­tre.ie or call 01-4946358 for full de­tails.

Hap­pi­ness is . . .

The Sci­ence Gallery’s free se­ries of talks con­tin­ues on Fri­day at 6.30pm with an ex­plo­ration of hap­pi­ness. Meik Wik­ing, au­thor of

The Lit­tle Book of Lykke and CEO of the Hap­pi­ness Re­search In­sti­tute will look at ways to to in­crease our qual­ity of life and hap­pi­ness. To book, see info@dublin.sci­ence­gallery.com

Sud­den in­fant death

FirstLight (for­merly the Ir­ish Sud­den In­fant Death As­so­ci­a­tion) is hold­ing a pub­lic walk in mem­ory of chil­dren who died on Sun­day, Septem­ber 10th, at 11am. The three-mile walk will start and end at the Pa­pal Cross in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vides professional sup­port for fam­i­lies who have had a child die sud­denly. To reg­is­ter, see firstlight.ie

Rape cri­sis coun­sel­lors

The Dublin Rape Cri­sis Cen­tre is seek­ing vol­un­teers to work as tele­phone coun­sel­lors on its 24-hour na­tional freep­hone helpline. No pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired as full train­ing and on­go­ing men­tor­ing are pro­vided. Ap­pli­cants must be aged 25 years or over and live in the Dublin re­gion. For more de­tails, call 01-6614911 or email vol­un­teerser­vices@rcc.ie be­fore Fri­day, Septem­ber 22nd.

Sem­i­nar by a spir­i­tual guru

“It’s not what hap­pens to you but how you re­spond to it that de­ter­mines what hap­pens next”. So says, Eck­hart Tolle, best-sell­ing au­thor of The Power of Now and A

New Earth and spir­i­tual guru. Tolle will give a talk at the RDS Balls­bridge, Dublin on Satur­day Septem­ber 9 from 7pm-9pm. Tick­ets cost ¤45-¤65 from sem­i­nars.ie

A pub­lic walk, in mem­ory of chil­dren who have died sud­denly, will take place next Sun­day, Septem­ber 10th, at 10am in the Phoenix Park

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