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Importance of Resilience

Stress | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | September 29 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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Life is unexpected, scary and involves traumatic events at times. These traumatic experiences can include the passing of a loved one, loss of employment, serious illness, as well as other stressful upsetting events. Individuals deal with traumatic experiences differently. Over time many will learn to adapt well to life changing and traumatic experiences. This is […]

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What is intelligence?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | September 26 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Intelligence, and what it means to be ‘intelligent’, is a tricky concept to define. It may be the ability to solve math problems, understanding how to move in the space around us effectively or understanding how other people think and feel. Everyone seems to hold their own view of what intelligence is. Current understanding seems to […]

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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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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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Mental Health Benefits of Pets

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | March 31 2017 | | Tags: , ,
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Pets are a big responsibility and can place great demands on their owner’s time, finances and lifestyle. But if you ask many pet owners, they will tell you without any hesitation that their pet is worth all of these burdens. What exactly is it that makes having a pet so rewarding? One theory is that […]

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Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | February 17 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more — John Burroughs Spring is here! What better way to welcome the spring by getting active in your garden! Some of you may already be avid gardeners, whilst others would never have dreamed of tending to the […]

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Coping with loneliness

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | December 16 2016 | | Tags: , ,
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Many of us will experience loneliness at some point during our lives and for some, it will occur more often than others. It’s important to note that being alone is not the same as being lonely. Everybody has different social needs and if you are comfortable with being alone then there is nothing wrong with […]

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How sugar affects our mental health

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | November 4 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
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With Halloween just behind us and Christmas on the way, many of us will find ourselves tempted by sugary treats. We all know that restricting our sugar intake is good for physical health, but what about mental health? Here, we take a look at the effects it has on your brain and the consequences for […]

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