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Supporting someone with mental health difficulties

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | September 20 2017 |
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It can be extremely difficult to see someone we know and care about suffering due to mental health difficulties. We can often feel powerless to help them because we may not understand what is going on or know what we should do or say.If you suspect that someone you know may have a mental health […]

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Nutrition: What you eat affects your Mental Health

Nutrition- What you eat affects your Mental Health

When we make healthy food choices, we feel accomplished knowing that our bodies are benefiting from our decision. But did you know that our mental health is also equally as effected by the foods we eat?  Studies have found that the severity and duration of depression may be affected by nutrition. Poor appetite, skipping meals […]

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Talk Therapy

Types of Psychotherapy | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | September 13 2017 | | Tags: , , , , , ,
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There is often a negative stigma associated with attending talk therapy. Often people feel the need to talk about their emotions is weak or shameful. This stigma is often the reason why people avoid seeking help. With mental illnesses affecting 1 in 4 people in Ireland it is important to be aware of the benefits […]

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How to manage the critical inner voice

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 23 2017 |
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We are all familiar with that nagging inner voice that attacks us on different areas of our life, relationships, careers, our mood, psychological state, appearance, to name a few. For example: “I’m stupid,” “I’m not attractive,” “I’ll never be successful,” “He doesn’t really care about me,” “I’m better off on my own,”. Have you ever […]

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Spotlight: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Uncategorized | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 16 2017 |
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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, the mindfulness practice of Zen Buddhism, and the philosophy of dialectics. DBT was developed back in the ’80s by a psychologist, Marsha M. Linehan to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). This therapy was used initially to help treat people experiencing suicidal thoughts, self-harming […]

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Coping with and Managing your Anxiety

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 2 2017 |
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It’s safe to say, if you don’t worry or feel nervous now and again, you must not be human!? Feeling anxious is one hundred percent a normal reaction to stressful events and situations. However, when these feelings of dread and worry are unfocused, overwhelming, recurring, and are not directly linked to stressful events, there may […]

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Types of Therapy: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Types of Psychotherapy | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 28 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Compassion focused therapy (CFT) is a relatively new therapeutic approach that was developed by Paul Gilbert. Buddhist psychology has a long tradition of compassion focused approaches which has greatly inspired the development of CFT. The main aims of CFT are to promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging individuals in treatment to be compassionate toward […]

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OCD- What is it, and how can it be managed?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 14 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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When you think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) you may picture someone who constantly washes their hands, or who must have the house perfect at all times. However, there’s a lot more to OCD than you may think. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) “OCD is characterized by […]

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Brain Health – How You Can Prevent Cognitive Decline

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 7 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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What is cognition? The word comes from the Latin root cognoscere, which means “to know”.  Cognitive decline is a normal feature of the ageing process. It happens at different times in your life and you may notice it in different ways. Although it is age related for some people, the exact reason for cognitive decline […]

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Are People Born Evil?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | June 30 2017 | | Tags:
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The debate of ‘Nurture V’s Nature’ has been going around and around for many years. This debate questions the amount to which certain traits are a product of either inherited (i.e. genetic) or acquired (i.e. learned) characteristics. Nature can be defined as the ‘pre-wiring’ and is influenced by genetic and biological factors. Nurture is commonly […]

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