Discover your Interests

Discover your Interests

Would you like to meet similar people and discover together ways to explore how new interests, hobbies and social opportunities could enhance your health and wellbeing?

This 8 week course offers the opportunity to do this through the Flourish Project in the Family Centre, Castlebar.

8 week course (Running for 7 weeks pre-Christmas 2021)
Wednesdays 10am-12noon
Family Centre, Castlebar.
Fee: €60
Booking & Info: 094 9025900 or email

Through this enjoyable course you will:

  • Explore and rediscover your interest
  • Meet new people
  • Find an activity you might like to get involved in.
  • Examine steps and supports necessary to make it happen
  • Learn practical stress management and self-care techniques
  • Try out some new activities
  • Have lots of fun!

Course outline

Week 1

  • Introduction to the Flourish project
  • Theoretical overview of life change
  • Understanding your needs from the course
  • Mindful movement
  • Relaxation

Week 2

  • Illustrating ‘The 5 ways to well being’
  • Peer interviews and group exercise about interviews & hobbies
  • Information sharing of local groups, clubs, associations, activities and events
  • Mindful movement
  • Relaxation

Week 3

  • Creation of Vision Boards to aid inspiration and new ideas for hobbies and interests

Week 4

  • Fieldtrip to The Linenhall Arts Centre where you will be given a guided tour of the Arts Centre, visit the art exhibitions, attend a facilitated art workshop and much more!!!

Week 5

  • Understanding self-care
  • Theory and practice of sooth and drive techniques
  • Determining what you now need for your self-care
  • Mindful movement
  • Relaxation

Week 6

  • Understanding what blocks us from taking steps forward in life
  • Over-coming your inner critic
  • Mindful movement
  • Relaxation

Week 7

  • Field trip – location TBC

Week 8

  • Discovering your next step
  • Mindful movement
  • Relaxation