How to online date without losing yourself

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That old saying “the course of true love never runs smoothly” certainly has merit when it comes to finding that love. There was a time when it was all a little easier. My Dad likes to tell the story of how he and my mam met. Ireland of the fifties and sixties was a very different place and today’s Facebook … Read More

MyMind video series: Sarah Edmonds

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Sarah Edmonds

In the latest of our video series, Dublin-based therapist Sarah Edmonds talks about how speaking to a therapist can help bring more clarity to your life. “I think for a lot of us, we don’t have someone in our lives who’s there just to listen and support. I think therapy can be very supportive and offer a lot of clarity … Read More

Take a minute to change a life

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Mental health champions have come together to share advice on what they would do to try and change somebody’s life if they had just one minute to do so. Rugby pundit and author Brent Pope was joined by influencers, bloggers and advocates such as Doug Leddin, Eanna Walsh and Sarah Hanrahan to reveal how they would use this 60 seconds … Read More

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

The Breadth of a Country Walk

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Mindful walking means walking with a deliberate intention, focus and attitude. It is noticing without attachment, as best we can, our unfolding experience in an open, curious way. On a mindful walk we don’t judge ourselves or others. We stand back from our reactions, and respond gently to what comes our way. In May 2015, chartered psychologist, teacher and author … 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