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A Place of Calm

A Covid-19 relaxation stream for cancer patients and their families


A Place of Calm

Welcome – this relaxation stream is for cancer patients, their families and for our heroes, the healthcare professionals. As we all struggle to cope with the impact of the coronavirus, here are supports to help you during this time.



We welcome you to our weekly guided practices which are being held online every Monday evening at 9.30pm and Wednesday morning at 11.30am during our Covid-19 restrictions. 

Our Monday evening live guided practice will be led by Marie O’Mahony who has been volunteering with Cork ARC as a Counsellor since 2014.   Marie is a trained teacher of Mindfulness Based Interventions and has been leading the Hour of Calm in Cork recently.

Our Wednesday morning live guided practices will be led by John Douglas who has been volunteering with Cork ARC as a Counsellor since 2015. John regularly leads meditation weekends at Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Centre near Allihies and has led the Hour of Calm in Bantry and in Cork many times.

Do make sure you have a quiet space and a comfortable seat with your computer or laptop preferably on a table or chair in front of you.

It is possible to join this live stream using your mobile phone but the audio and video quality on a computer or laptop will be much better.

To join the live streaming, simply click the link below and you will be invited to install the Zoom Video app on your computer or phone. It takes about three minutes to install so please join the live stream a few minutes early to make sure you have the App working.

You can also click the link below any time before the streaming to install the app in advance of the live stream.


Stress Control is a free programme which teaches you how to manage stress. It is for anyone over 15 years of age. It was developed by Dr Jim White, an internationally renowned Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and researcher in Scotland. It is now, by far, the most widely-used stress management course within the NHS (UK) and HSE.

As the NHS and HSE can’t deliver their Stress Control classes in the community just now, Dr Jim White will, instead, live-stream the classes, free-of-charge, starting on Monday 13th April.

You can watch the sessions either in the afternoon or evening. To participate or for more information, click here https://stresscontrol.org/

We also have a dedicated section on our website to support health care workers working on the frontline. This includes relaxation exercises and again we will be constantly adding to the page:

If you would like to find out more about our hour of calm, visit our events calendar to find out details of upcoming sessions.
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