How to have a Stress-free Christmas,

How to have a Stress-free Christmas,

Tips for a stress-free Christmas. People respond to situations differently, what is stressful for one person may be exciting for another. It’s all about how we perceive a situation. Along with moving house, death or relationship breakup,   major illness, and job loss,...
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...