MyMind video series: Joe Donnelly

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In the next instalment of the MyMind video series, Cork-based psychotherapist, Joe Donnelly tells us about how therapy can help support personal development and why a safe environment is important for our clients. “The process of personal growth is a process of integration, that we integrate the sometimes conflicting aspects of ourselves so we live a more integrated and resilient … Read More

My Life: One Year On

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The author of this article shares her experience of life before starting therapy at MyMind and one year on. Therapy and Generally Dealing with Life a Bit Better One Year On Then: I second-guessed every social interaction I had, even with close friends and family, and would often regret saying anything as it sounded stupid to me. Now: I feel … Read More

Nice to meet ‘Me’

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Cork blogger Sarah Cooney shares her experience of counselling at MyMind and her journey to get to really know herself. Nice to meet ‘Me’. This sums up nicely my experience of counselling so far. I have spent the last two years in counselling with a break of six months in between. During that time, it has felt like I have … Read More

An insight into my internship

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Looking to boost your career and skill knowledge but don’t know where to start? How about doing an internship? It can be tough as you near the end of your college years to think about an internship versus a holiday away. As a millennial, there is that pressure to aspire to perfection, to be confident, curious, beautiful, smart, talented and … Read More

Social media and mental wellbeing: Follow, Like and Share

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Social media, the double edged sword. Love it or hate it, it seems like it’s here to stay and it’s constantly evolving. While social media has been proven in some cases to have a negative impact on mental wellbeing, it can also aid communication and emphasises how important it is to start a conversation about mental health from a young … Read More

Dealing with exam stress

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It’s the first week of June, the sun’s out but students are still walking around with their heads in books. That can only mean one thing, the dreaded Leaving Certificate exams are here. These exams are one of the biggest sources of stress for school leavers and even those of us who finished secondary school years ago. Due to the … Read More

Depression and your relationship

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If you are depressed, your relationship can also become depressed. Depression can wreak havoc on your ability to experience and maintain intimacy within your relationship. Being depressed can illicit feelings of worthlessness; depression can affect moods, thoughts and behaviours, and even physical health. A common impact of depression is feeling lost or numb, so the depressed becomes disconnected from their … Read More

MyMind Video Series: Angela Amirault

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Angela Amirault

In the next instalment of the MyMind video series, Dublin-based Psychotherapist, Angela Amirault tells us about the benefits of therapy and how this support can help us overcome negative patterns in our lives. Angela believes that from therapy, “You start to realise that negative patterns aren’t helping you and you get an understanding tow here they’ve come from. I would … Read More

Intimacy: Connecting without fear

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When I think of every person in this world I imagine a vast inter-connected series of lines, a bit like a rail system grid, interlocking and weaving in and out and all around. Stop whatever it is you are doing and look around you. That person beside you could be a complete stranger yet the simple fact that you are … Read More

Loving your body all year round

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It’s that time of the year again. The time where many of us become obsessed with weight and races to get their “summer body”. The struggle to start or even finish this weight race often comes with stigma and judgement which has been shown to increase the chance of suffering from mental health issues such as stress and anxiety. Research … Read More