Please click the audio files below to listen to the BodyMind Relaxation Programme. Right click to download the files to your computer.
Points to Remember when Relaxing
Correct breathing is a central element of all relaxation. Shallow(from the chest) jerkey breathing iis associated with anxiety and tension. Even, slow breathing is associated with relaxation and a calm state of mind. To use breathing in a positive way, one must learn to do two things; to recognise your breathing is shallow and jerkey and to learn how to breath in a calming way. Once it is looked for, it is easy to recognise shallow breathing. It is rapid, the chest moves quite a bit; the shoulders tend to rise, one has to sigh or take deep breaths from time to time. You should make a habit of noticing your breathing in situations where you feel yourself becoming tense. If you find your breathing is shallow you should:
This exercise, or part of it, can be used to counteract anxiety in every-day situations, and to prepare yourself for anxiety-provoking situations.
Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting platform for incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour/control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. The tool will help you to find relevant supports and highlight formal reporting procedures, should you wish to use them.
It is important to remember that as the platform is completely anonymous, we have no way to identify or make contact with you or any member of the college community. You can access the Speak Out platform Here.
Please report one incident, or series of related incidents at a time; this is to ensure that we can understand the nature of your experience.
Should you wish to report an incident formally within the University please visit: Student Complaints Policy and Procedures
You can hear more about the Speak Out took project in UL here: Launch Video
We would like to thank you for Speaking Out against bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape.
We believe you, and we stand with you.
Please note, UL Éist do not:
- Provide certificates for attendance
- Extend assignment deadlines
- Give interviews for coursework
To access the Counselling service, you can email us at Counselling@ul.ie for a remote drop-in appointment.
Drop In: 10-11a.m. & 2-3p.m. daily
Please note, intake forms must be filled out no later than 10 minutes prior to the end of drop-in. You will be sent an intake form and then asked to fill in some demographic details and a baseline screening questionnaire. You will then be called by an Assistant Psychologist for 10-15mins.
Find Us: CM073, Main Building
Contact No: 061-202327
Ger Hanley - Monday 5-6.30pm during term time Email: firstname.lastname@example.org