Here in RCSI and Beaumont Hospital we are students and staff, lecturers and researchers, doctors, nurses, and surgeons. We study hard, and we work hard. And we are human beings - with a body, mind, heart and soul to look after.
Each day we connect and navigate our relationships with family and friends, colleagues and peers, patients, and ourselves. Understanding yourself, knowing what motivates you and what stresses you, and identifying your habitual responses and the resources that can support you, are all key to building self-awareness, self-compassion and resilience. As human beings we have a natural resilience that includes our capacity to problem-solve, and reach out for support from those close to us, and this is increasingly important as we experience many changes, and perhaps losses, as a result of the current pandemic.
The library has a great collection of books that can support your personal wellbeing alongside your academic and professional journey in life. We have gathered a small selection here of recommended, inspiring and life-changing books that can be borrowed from the libraries in York St and Beaumont Hospital. Our Meditation and Relaxation page has links to mindfulness meditations for calming the mind and relaxing the body.