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The Motivational Trap

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | October 17 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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The Motivational Trap Motivation is simply the desire to do things. It is the difference between getting up in the morning and staying in bed all day. We are all born with innate motives, these include drinking, eating and safety and they are fundamental for survival. Then we have secondary motives which keep us motivated […]

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The Psychology of Forgiveness

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The Psychology of Forgiveness Do we really forgive and forget? This old saying is not beneficial in real life as our brains find it hard to forget upsetting events. In life, there are undoubtedly some wrongs that will not be forgotten. These wrongs should be remembered to ensure that we do not endure the same […]

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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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The benefits of humour and laughter

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | April 7 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Ever heard the old saying “laughter is the best medicine”? Have you ever stopped to think about just how true that really is? Over the years, research has shown the numerous benefits one can reap from simply laughing. Many of the health benefits of laughter may simply result from the social support that laughter ignites. […]

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January Blues – Beating the Back to Work Blues

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | January 3 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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A lot of us are familiar with that “Sunday night fear” where we dread the prospects of returning to work. This feeling may be all too real, especially now, after the Christmas period. No one particularly enjoys getting back to normality after a fun-filled break, but alas we all must do it. Below are some […]

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Warning Signs of Emotional Abuse

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 8 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
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Everyone has arguments or disagrees with their partner from time to time. However, if these disagreements begin to form a consistent pattern in your life, then it may be a sign of emotional abuse. Emotional abuse (also known as psychological abuse/violence) is often characterised by a person exposing another person to behaviour that may result […]

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Food – Therapeutic Benefits of Cooking

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Cooking is a basic skill for daily life and can provide many therapeutic benefits. These include stress relief, the ability to plan and organise, enhanced self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment. Culinary therapy is now a form of therapeutic intervention at various mental health clinics. It is a form of treatment for a wide range […]

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World Mental Health Day Psychological First Aid (PFA)

World Mental Health Psychological First Aid

World Mental Health Day Psychological First Aid: World Mental Health Day is an annual event. It seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues across the globe and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. This year’s theme is Psychological First Aid (PFA). What is Psychological First Aid: Also known as Psycho-social First Aid, PFA […]

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Are You Addicted to Social Media?

Social Media Addiction

How often do you check Snapchat? Instagram? Do you rely solely on Facebook to keep up to date with the lives of distant family and friends? Social media has become a ubiquitous feature of our daily lives . Social networking sites and apps have the potential to greatly enhance our lives in a number of […]

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