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The Benefits of Art Therapy

stress | Posted by Shane McSweeney | November 13 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
Art Therapy

Art Therapy In our day to day lives, we are surrounded by art. Some people view it as a pastime whereas others have little interest in it. However, it is safe to say that art is a form of creative human expression. We may be surrounded by art, but we are also surrounded by stress! […]

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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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Types of Therapy: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Types of Psychotherapy | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 28 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
Self-compassion

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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Types of Therapy: Solution-Focused

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 15 2016 | | Tags: ,
Solution-Focused

Developed in the late 1970s, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) involves focusing on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It is future-focused, goal-directed and has been shown to be effective in a variety of settings. Central to the SFT therapy session is helping the client to develop and achieve their own vision of solutions to their problems. A […]

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Types of Therapy: CBT

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 1 2016 | | Tags: , ,
Therapy

Therapy involves meeting with a therapist to resolve a range of issues that might include problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings or relationship issues. This involves collaborative treatment in a supportive environment between a person or group and a neutral, non-judgmental and qualified mental health professional. This professional might be a psychologist, counsellor or psychiatrist. There are […]

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