How to control emotional eating

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In this article, MyMind therapist Anna Nauka talks about emotional eating and offers advice on how to control these patterns. Emotional eating is defined as a tendency to eat in response to the negative emotions such as anger, loneliness, boredom or depression. Emotional overeating is considered to be an inappropriate response to stress. Because of the specific physiological response connected with … Read More

What marriage counselling meant to me

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A real service user shares her experience with marriage counselling at MyMind.  A few months back, my marriage was in trouble and I was beginning to think about divorce. Although my partner and I knew that neither of us would be happy living separately, something was still wrong in our relationship. At that time I felt helpless, but I spoke … Read More

Sarah’s story

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MyMind Ambassador Sarah generously shares the story of her own mental health, and talks about how MyMind helped her see herself in a whole new way. The films that satisfy me the most (apart from almost everything with Meg Ryan or Julia Roberts, sshhh…) are those that end with the story being retold by a detective or lawyer who has … Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or ‘CBT’ is becoming a household name when it comes to talk therapy, but how exactly does it work? MyMind has an excellent team practising CBT. If you’d like to make an appointment, call us at 076 680 1060 or BOOK now online. The general thinking behind CBT is that we all learn to act and think in certain … Read More

Understanding suicide

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Despite government funding for the National Office for Suicide Prevention rising from €4 million in 2013 to €8 million in 2014, suicide is still the leading cause of death among young people. Ireland’s rate of suicide among young people ranks 4th highest in the EU. These rates are of growing concern, particularly within male populations, with 83 percent of deaths … Read More

The Leaving Cert: Only one of many paths

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As young people all over Ireland collect their Leaving Cert results, MyMind intern Kristine Brouder remembers being in their shoes and shares some advice on how to approach the day and beyond. Every year, when I hear that the Leaving Certificate results are approaching, I can vividly remember the way I felt the year I received mine (I think it’s … Read More

Sexual orientation

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Sexual Orientation

Many of us are curious about our own sexual orientation. It’s sometimes not an easy thing to determine, define or even talk about. It’s nobody’s business but your own. Some of us take longer than others to figure things out, or simply don’t align with one sexual identity, which is totally fine. However, if you are confused about your own … Read More

Boosting your self-esteem

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Most of us struggle with our self-esteem from time to time. Self-esteem relates to the feeling of self-worth we have when we compare how we really are to how we aspire to be. We evaluate our self-worth in many different contexts, such as the school or work environment, our personal relationships and in social groups, and commonly, our physical appearance. … Read More

Relationship problems

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‘All you need is love’. This may be true, but it doesn’t mean you don’t sometimes have to work at it. Relationship problems can occur for many reasons and all relationships (family, friends or couples) require work, such as communication, compromise and compassion. No relationship runs smoothly all of the time. It is extremely rare for couples or families to experience … Read More

Postnatal Depression

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The birth of a child should be the most joyous experience a new mum can possibly have. However, this incredible journey can be clouded by feelings of fear and anxiety, depression, doubt and detachment. If you are struggling with a low mood that won’t shift, or feel disconnected from your baby, others and what’s going on around you, you may … Read More