What type of psychotherapy is right for you?

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Through psychotherapy, people of all ages can live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Psychotherapy can help you develop healthier, more effective habits. What is psychotherapy? Grounded in dialogue, psychotherapy provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought … Read More

Counselling for students

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Exam season for students in Ireland is imminent and with it comes panicked study cramming, sleepless nights, caffeine drinks on tap, weepy Whatsapps and future fears. Student life, especially in the lead up to exams, can be wrought with immense pressure to succeed and plan for the future, and the student experience can go from zero to 10 on the … Read More

What is counselling?

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Life can be challenging at times, full of ups and downs, and sometimes talking to someone can really help untangle a situation, issue or feeling. Today, talking therapies such as counselling are used to help people come to terms with any problems they are facing, and set about working through them to build resilience and eventually get to a better … Read More

Overcoming your fear of public speaking

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As a shy university student who is frequently required to give presentations, I understand more than most the fear of public speaking. Fear of public speaking, otherwise known as Glossophobia is an extremely common phenomenon and affects roughly 75% of Irish people at some stage throughout their lives. While I’m sure I‘m not the only one, I react to a … Read More

Finding the support you need

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If you had broken an arm, have a cold or feel sick, then you would be encouraged to go see a GP or go to the hospital and get what you need seen to. What about if you were feeling anxious or depressed. Where would you be encouraged to go? Do we know where to go and do we know … Read More

Making workplace wellbeing a priority

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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