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Managing Stress in College

College Related Stress

What can Impact Mental Health in College? A lot of aspects of college life can impact student’s mental health and wellbeing. Trying to balance multiple commitments whilst also finding time to make friends, have fun and enjoy the new experience can often be stressful. If you are starting college and facing potential stress due to […]

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Sexual Anxiety

Sexual Anxiety

It is amazing how the human mind tends to ruminate and find reasons and explanations for just about anything. At times, when we make decisions, doubt creeps in and the brain would look for ways to prove that our decisions could be wrong. This can result to anxiety, which may either be helpful or disruptive. […]

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Combatting Autumn Blues

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | September 13 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Autumn Blues

What Causes the Autumn Blues With Autumn sunsets starting at 5pm, it can be hard to remain optimistic. However, there is no need to let the change of season bring you down! Autumn blues can be caused by the fading light, colder weather, or even just the longing for sunlit afternoons. Below we have outlined […]

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Preparing for the Leaving Certificate Year

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | September 9 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Leaving Certificate Stress

Leaving Certificate Anxiety For a number of students, the beginning of this academic year is particularly significant. At the end of the year they will be sitting some of the most challenging exams of their educational career. The stress and anxiety associated with the Leaving Certificate can come from a number of sources. Students may […]

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Manage Stress with Time Management

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | September 6 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Stress Management

Ongoing stress has often been documented as a source of serious mental and physical health concerns. It is essential to understand that one of the major stimulants of stress and anxiety is the perceived lack of control we have over time. This kind of stress creates a constant feeling of urgency. This is usually coupled […]

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Building ‘Bouncebackability’ and Resilience

Resilience building Picture

We all respond to difficult situations and setbacks in unique ways. Some, more than others, seem to “bounce back” from these events quickly. Resilience is the process that allows a person to adapt well in the face of adversity or stress. Adapting well doesn’t mean that a person doesn’t experience the significant emotional responses that […]

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I Believe In a Thing Called Self Love

Self-compassion

If a friend is low in mood, or a family member berates themselves in front of you, what’s the first thing you do? We mainly seek to support and uplift those around us as part of an intrinsic understanding that every human has worth. This needs to be recognised and appreciated, even when someone cannot […]

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Mind Over Matter – Mindful Exercise

Mindful Exercise

While we all understand the benefits which regular exercise can provide our bodies, less emphasis is placed on the benefits of Mindful Exercising. Many people utilise exercise as a form of mindful meditation in itself (e.g. running or walking) in order to distance themselves from stress or daily issues. While this is productive, there are many […]

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Exercise:It’s The Eye of the Tiger

Exercise: Eye of the Tiger

Sweat, heat, blisters, timers, weights, water queues – these are just a few of the issues people raise when considering the undertaking of any kind of exercise. However, there are far more benefits to regular exercise than one may realise; just 30 minutes of exercise can stimulate the brain to release “fun chemicals” such as […]

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Home Away from Home at Your Workspace

Clean Workspace

Home is where the heart is. For many people spending up to 80% of their week behind a workspace does not stir up thoughts of relaxation. With the added drive of needing to complete a job thoughts concerning the feng-shui (if you will) of your workspace rarely receives enough attention. Spring Clean! Consider the rationale behind a […]

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