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Moving Past Regrets

Uncategorized | Posted by Shane McSweeney | January 22 2018 | | Tags: ,

Moving Past Regrets Regrets, we all have them! Some regrets small, some silly others serious and sometimes life-changing. Regrets tend to be a fact of life. Some common examples being: the one that got away, the job you didn’t take, the investment you didn’t make, the fight you wish you didn’t have and the list […]

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Eating Disorders

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | January 19 2018 | | Tags: , ,

It is believed that nearly 200,000 people in Ireland suffer from an eating disorder. It is estimated that 400 new cases will appear each year. Today we explain what an eating disorder is, the different types and treatment options. What is an Eating Disorder? Stereotypically, when we think about eating disorders, we imagine someone who […]

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Money Issues

Stress | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | December 8 2017 | | Tags: , ,

Money is a top cause of stress for most of us. Money issues can be overwhelming therefore negatively affecting an individual’s mental and physical health as well as having negative effects on a person’s relationships and family life. Some money issues are related to an individual’s own decisions, such as poor money management, lack of […]

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The Psychological Impact of Bullying

Meaningful Life | Posted by Shane McSweeney | November 7 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,

Psychological impact of bullying Whether it be in a school playground, classroom, office or online, anyone can be affected by bullyinh. Remember, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me”, but just how true is this? After the bruises, cuts or broken bones heal what is left? It appears that […]

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Importance of Resilience

Stress | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | September 29 2017 | | Tags: , , ,

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: , , , , ,

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: , , ,

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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