Making workplace wellbeing a priority

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Millennials, as you may have heard, are changing the way we work. Having grown up during an era in which overwork was glamourised – where 80-hour working weeks merited a pat on the back instead of a concerned intervention, and where productivity was measured on the clock as opposed to by impact – a backlash was somewhat inevitable. Sure enough, … Read More

The truth about trauma

Carmen BryceBlog posts

The word trauma is used in our everyday lives to describe highly stressful events. It covers a broad range of situations which fall under the categories of physical injury and emotional and physiological disturbances. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible life event,” where the experience overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope. According to … Read More

Put a self-care spring in your step

Carmen BryceBlog posts

For many people the idea of self-care conjures up ideas of bubble baths, a ‘treat yourself’ splurge on something you may not really be able to afford or a decadent treat. While these practices may give you a boost in the moment there is another, possibly a more nourishing self-care that when acted upon can stand to improve the day … Read More

A journey through mental health and self love

Carmen BryceBlog posts

The sweaty palms, the constant chatter in your brain, the overbearing feeling of unease and self doubt. How do we balance our mental health in a world filled with distractions? My mental health has always been a struggle since a child. I always struggled with how I looked, so much so I believed the mirrors in my house were fake, … Read More

Getting a grip on panic attacks

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Here at MyMind, we know that stress and anxiety are things that affect people every day of the week, whether resulting from particular situations and experiences, or just day to day life. Quite commonly, these feelings of extreme stress or extreme anxiety can cause panic attacks. Recent research, conducted by Psychiatric Epidemiology Research across the Lifespan Group, have found that … Read More

How to be happier in the workplace

Carmen BryceBlog posts

You may love your job, think your colleagues are ace and your boss is the best. Even with all of these things, your job can have its own set of challenges for your mental wellbeing.  We spend a lot of time at work, in many case, more than we do in our own homes and see our colleagues more than … Read More

3 ways to get your marriage off to a good start

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Getting married? Congratulations! From the thrill of the engagement to planning the rest of your lives together, taking the big leap into marriage can be the happiest and most exciting time of your life. It can also be a pretty scary time too, no matter what age you are or where you’re at in life. The idea of forever with … Read More

5 reasons why online therapy might work for you

Carmen BryceBlog posts

While traditionally, therapy was carried out face to face, having the option to talk to your therapist online is becoming a popular choice for a number of reasons. At MyMind, you have the choice of having your session at one of our four centres, or online via video chat, no matter where you’re living in Ireland. You can even do … Read More

5 tips for a better work life balance

Carmen BryceBlog posts

Work life balance. Easier said than done. We live in a society that tends to put everything else before our wellbeing, so we feel we are swimming upstream if we try to make ourselves the priority. In Ireland, we work on average 22.2 hours per week, but some of us have that under our belts by Wednesday, leaving little time … Read More

Our simple guide to better wellbeing in the New Year

Carmen BryceBlog posts

After the indulgence of Christmas, the start of the New Year can feel like a real slog. Everything you’ve been ‘putting off’ til January – bills, gym membership, job searches – is suddenly staring you right in the face and it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed, exhausted and anxious. Parties and festive food are replaced with porridge and dark … Read More