Dealing with Loss and Grief

Dealing with Loss and Grief

Healing our Losses Your joy is your sorrow unmasked and the self-same well from which your laughter rises was sometimes filled with your tears. (Kahil Gibran, The prophet) In Ireland November is traditionally a time when we remember and honor our loved ones who have...
Treatment for Anxiety

Treatment for Anxiety

What is Anxiety all about? Mental health literature suggests that anxiety in its various forms is the most common reason that people seek help from mental health services In my therapy practice people who present for counselling, anxiety is present in a clear majority...
Minding Your Mental Health

Minding Your Mental Health

Would you really tell that to a friend? This is another article in Minding your Mental series and is an introduction to Cognitive Restructuring. Cognitive Restructuring is a tool cognitive behavioral therapists use to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and...
Minding Your Mental Health

Minding Your Mental Health

Stress Management  Ways to Relieve Your Stress. The best way to manage your stress is to learn healthy coping strategies. You can start practicing these tips right away. Try one or two until you find a few that work for you. Practice these techniques until they become...
Minding your Mental Health.

Minding your Mental Health.

      Living and Life.                                      Cultivate gratitude. Carve out time each day for solitude and deliberately relax. Begin and end the day with, Reflection and Meditation.  Don’t over schedule, but strive for realistic deadlines Don’t make...
Minding your Mental Health.

Minding your Mental Health.

Help with Anxious Thinking  I am going to teach you a single visualization that is separated into three parts. The purpose of the visualization is to enable you to quickly clear mental stress, tension, and anxious thinking. The visualization can be used when feeling...
Be Mindful of your Mental Health

Be Mindful of your Mental Health

A big thank you to all who turned up for the series of  Mental Health Talks in the various  Library branches around Cork city, We were delighted with the hugh response to our advertising campaign  and your interest in the very important subject of caring for your...
Minding your Mental Health.

Minding your Mental Health.

Challenging Negative Thoughts Depression, poor self-esteem, and anxiety can often be the result of irrational negative thoughts. Someone who regularly receives positive feedback at work might feel that they are horrible at their job because of one criticism. Their...
Its not what you see, its how you say it

Its not what you see, its how you say it

A few people have been asking for the slide about the birds that I used in the recent public talks on mental health. You may remember I used the slide to explain about how perception works. So here it is Remember to say the letters in your best cork accent! A B C D ...