The Empty Chair on Christmas Day

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Christmas is the time of year when family come together It’s meant to be a Happy Time, regardless of the weather But when a precious link is missing from the Golden Family Chain Christmas just brings memories and a heavy dose of Pain   A candle on the Sideboard, her picture in a Frame Is all we have with us … Read More

Dealing with infertility issues at Christmas

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Infertility affects approximately 10% of the population in Ireland.  Since infertility strikes people from all socioeconomic levels and cuts across all racial, ethnic, and religious lines, chances are great that a friend, relative, neighbour, or perhaps you yourself are attempting to cope with the medical and emotional aspects of infertility.  Christmas can be one of the most difficult times of the … Read More

Trust your line

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MyMind Ambassador Brendan Doyle shares his experience of fear and self-doubt and offers advice on how to overcome the negative voices in your head telling saying you can’t do it.  So the title of this article may be a little ambiguous, but I think once I share my experience with you, it may be a little clearer. Being a skeleton … Read More

Give yourself the gift of therapy this Christmas

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As we approach New Year’s Eve it’s natural to find yourself reflecting on the goals you set for yourself at the start of the year, and it’s even more natural to discover that you may not be where you want to be in life. You may notice feelings of failure and dread surfacing before you even make your resolutions. This year … Read More

MyMind supports more than ever this winter

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MyMind has supported a record number of people this winter.  MyMind, which has centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, provided 1,798 appointments in November alone. This is compared to 1,226 appointments made by clients in the same month last year – a growth of almost 47%. An incredible 15,725 appointments have been made by MyMind clients so far this year. … Read More

Strong enough to carry Santa’s sack

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All the women. In me. Are tired. Nayyirah Waheed It can be a running joke among women that ‘being’ a woman is difficult but when it comes to Christmas there can be so much running around that the joke becomes exhausting.  Women face extensive pressures in the work place, relationships, self-image and beyond. However women at Christmas are experiencing above … Read More

Interview with: Claire Forde

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Claire Forde

As part of our monthly interview series, we’re talking to Limerick-based therapist Claire Forde about person centred counselling and how talking to someone can really help if you’re worried about your mental wellbeing. Claire, as a counsellor, you abide by the core conditions set out by Carl Rogers regarding Person Centred Counselling. Can you tell us more about this approach? … Read More

MyMind video series: Karen O’Leary

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Karen O'Leary

Continuing on from the MyMind video series, Cork-based therapist Karen O’Leary talks about creative arts therapy and her work with children and young people struggling with mental health difficulties. “From the outside it can look like there’s nothing much happening, like we’re just playing, but there’s a very definitive process involved…” (Karen O’Leary on creative arts therapy) If you’re interested in … Read More

Limerick Mental Health Week in review

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Mental health week can be regarded as one of the most important weeks in the year for those working in the mental health field. It provides an opportunity for us provide awareness, connect with each other, expose research and highlight the need to reduce stigma and improve services. Here at MyMind we also chose to use Limerick Mental Health Week … Read More

How to combat negative patterns

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Why does this keep happening to me?!  – sound familiar? Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we’d rather not be in over and over again. Negative patterns are made up of our way of thinking or behaving which can prevent us from being our best self by limiting our achievements and well-being.  Types of negative patterns include; Being late Procrastinating … Read More