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We're in this Together

HR Learning and Development are pleased to launch the Trinity Virtual Café, ‘We're in this Together’ Series.  This virtual café is designed to offer you opportunities to connect, inspire each other, and share our knowledge, so that together we can learn, grow and develop the skills we need to navigate this challenging time. 

Over the coming weeks, there will be opportunities to explore various topics as part of the‘We're in this Together’series. The theme for our first week is Well-Being and we are delighted that Dr. Na Fu from Trinity Business School has offered to facilitate the first virtual Trinity Café, a knowledge sharing platform, where we will explore ‘How we look after Ourselves’, and that Brian Pennie, PhD Student and Lecturer in Neuroscience, will give a talk focused on our ability to adapt to challenging environments. 

There are many initiatives across College to support our wellbeing, such as daily workouts by Trinity Sport, mindfulness and much more. Please keep connected through the following pages: Human Resources, Trinity Sport and College Health.

18th June 2020
11:00 - 12:00
online

We're in this Together: Trinity Virtual Café - Decision making that works for your life

In this Virtual Café, PhD Candidate Brian Pennie will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving and decision making.

He will highlight a variety of thinking tools, used by many of the world's best thinkers (e.g. Bill Gates, Elon Musk), that will help you to simplify complexity, better understand problems, and help you to see the world more clearly.

He will also discuss a metaphor for making decisions that has completely transformed his own life. Having introduced this idea through my corporate talks, it is now used by several of Ireland's leading companies.

Who should attend: Trinity Staff

15th May 2020

Connect over Coffee - Community Quiz!

completed
18th May 2020

Trinity Virtual Café –Empathy in Action for People Managers
With Dr. Deirdre Flynn, Director, Student Counselling Service

completed
19th May 2020

Trinity Virtual Café – Managers Discussion - Leading in Crisis for People Managers
With Ms Michele Ryan, Head of Learning and Organisation Development

completed
21st May 2020

Trinity Virtual Café –Coping with Excess and Cravings During Covid
With Dr. Jo-Hanna Ivers, Assistant Professor, Public Health and Primary Care

completed
22nd May 2020

Connect over Coffee – Taking Time to Smell the Roses

completed
29th May 2020

Connect over Coffee – Random Acts of Kindness

completed

16th April 2020

Trinity Virtual Café – ‘How we look after Ourselves’
With Dr. Na Fu, Associate Professor, Trinity Business School

completed

17th April 2020

Trinity Virtual Café – ‘Adapting to New Challenges’
with Brian Pennie, PhD Candidate & Lecturer in Trinity

This talk focused on our ability to adapt to challenging environments. With robust scientific data on his own brain - before and after addiction - Brian demonstrates how we can physically change our brains, in both structure, and predicted brain age. He also discusses the science behind techniques such as mindfulness.

Here are the articles that mentioned during Brian's talk:

How to Use Brain Science to Beat COVID-19 Related Anxiety

First and Second darts

Mindfulness - without the fluff

Biology of mindfulness and mindlessness

completed

Event recording

28th April 2020

Trinity Virtual Café –Empathy in Action for People Managers
With Ms Deirdre Flynn, Director, Student Counselling Service

completed
30th April 2020

Trinity Virtual Café –Developing Resilience Through Empathy

With Aoife Clancy and James Sheerin, Assistant Psychologists, Student Counselling Service

completed
1st May 2020

Connect over Coffee – How to Indulge or Treat yourself during Covid!

completed
8th May 2020

Connect over Coffee - Get on your Soapbox!

completed
     

Our Colleagues in the Health Service have also announced events:

23rd April 2020
1:00 - 1:30

Mindfulness – Daily Drop In Sessions
By the Trinity Community for the Trinity Community
Part of the Trinity Health Initiative
Different mindfulness teachers from within the Trinity Community will offer the guidance each day. 

The Trinity Community
Future Events
1:00 - 1:30

Mindfulness – Daily Drop In Sessions
By the Trinity Community for the Trinity Community
Part of the Trinity Health Initiative
Different mindfulness teachers from within the Trinity Community will offer the guidance each day. 

The Trinity Community

Check out Future Events:
Healthy Trinity website

Every day - week starting 13th April

Mindfulness – Five Minutes of Mindfulness for 5 Days
By Karita Saar-Cullen, College Health Service
Organised by the College Health Centre
Karita will be running a daily 5 minute mindfulness for everyone to participate.

Mindfulness webpages

All Staff and Students

COMPLETE

20th April 2020
1:00 - 1:30

Mindfulness – Daily Drop In Sessions
By the Trinity Community for the Trinity Community
Part of the Trinity Health Initiative
Different mindfulness teachers from within the Trinity Community will offer the guidance each day. 

The Trinity Community
COMPLETE
21st April 2020
1:00 - 1:30

Mindfulness – Daily Drop In Sessions
By the Trinity Community for the Trinity Community
Part of the Trinity Health Initiative
Different mindfulness teachers from within the Trinity Community will offer the guidance each day. 

The Trinity Community
COMPLETE
22nd April 2020
1:00 - 1:30

Mindfulness – Daily Drop In Sessions
By the Trinity Community for the Trinity Community
Part of the Trinity Health Initiative
Different mindfulness teachers from within the Trinity Community will offer the guidance each day. 

The Trinity Community
COMPLETE

22nd April 2020
1pm

Webinar: Coping with Coronavirus - How to Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health
delivered by Professor Brendan Kelly 
Organised by the College Health Centre and Trinity Development and Alumni
A webinar presentation and Questions and Answers session with Prof. Brendan Kelly, author of "Coping with Coronavirus".   These are certainly challenging, unprecedented times. Allow pre-eminent psychiatrist Dr Brendan Kelly to help you understand and cope with the unique stresses of today, as we all try to deal with the threat of COVID-19 within our homes, communities and throughout the world.
https://www.tcd.ie/collegehealth/covid-19/Anxiety.php

All Staff and Students
complete

Virtual Cafe Series

Virtual Cafe Series

Dr. Na Fu
Trinity Business School

To sign up to the series:

virtual cafe schedule snip from business school website