A Corkman whose exotic healing clays and salts are said to relive aliments from irritable bowel syndrome to arthritis, is set to feature at Ireland’s biggest wellbeing event, the Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival in the RDS, Dublin from March 14 to 16.
Anthony McCaffrey, who is based in Union Hall, started his Sunstone Trading Company over a decade ago.
His healing and cleansing clays come from Pakistan, China, Peru and France and are said to be not just good for people, animals can benefit from them too.
“Even well-known vets such as Tom Farrington are recommending my products to their customers for use on pets, for example, who have worms,” said Anthony.
“The clays are full of health giving properties and they’re also used in spa treatments.”
Another Cork group, who are behind a nationwide initiative to foster good human- relations will be teaching how to spread goodwill at the RDS festival.
Begun twenty years ago in Cork the Irish branch of Global Goodwill.org now has over 1,000 members throughout Ireland.
“We meet regularly in order to use meditation to help spread goodwill around the world,” said founder member Gerard Timmons.
“How often have you noticed that the presence of one person in a room can change an atmosphere immediately?
“When you have a positive and calm outlet, you will immediately have a positive impact on others, whether you know it or not.
“Just five minutes of meditation can influence not only your own wellbeing but another’s wellbeing that day.”
More than 40 experts in the fields of positive psychology and personal development will host over 75 inspirational talks and workshops at the festival on topics as diverse as the science of loving yourself, to the latest ground breaking psychological techniques for banishing stress and anxiety.
The event is headlined by Dr David Hamilton, who fuses science with self-help to provide powerful insights into building self-esteem.
In his talks and workshops Dr Hamilton will be exploring the science behind how people can use their body to change how they feel, including top tips on power posing, exercises and visualisations.
Along with the many fascinating lectures, the festival which has been running for over 20 years, features 150 stands offering the chance to discover everything from Reiki and reflexology, to massage, meditation, bio-energy healing, angels, aromatherapy, crystals, chakra tools, Tibetan bowls, yoga therapy and more.
The live stage will be buzzing with free entertainment as a lively mix of 45 performances including music, dance, drumming and yoga demonstrations, take place over the three day event.
And the Wellbeing studio offers the chance to enjoy sample classes and tasters of a wide variety of complementary and holistic therapies.
The Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga Festival, March 14 -16 at the RDS, Dublin.
Tickets €12 – Children under 12 free.