How to manage self-expectations

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“New year, new me”. Sound familiar? I thought so. This term seems to be more popular at the start of a new year or season. Even as we head into the third month of the year, this expectation is still continuous. We live such complex lives that we tend to use a set of standards and assumptions to inform our … Read More

The road to a more assertive you

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We are human and humans are sociable animals. Communication forms the foundation of our interactions everyday, so it is important that this communication works effectively. But some of us find this communication more difficult than others. Becoming more assertive helps with this shyness around communication. But what does this being assertive actually mean? Collins dictionary defines an assertive person as … Read More

Wellness Wednesday at MyMind Limerick

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Do you run around at lunchtime trying to find that magic food or caffeine that will give you the boost of energy you so need to get you through the afternoon? Maybe, what you really need is a rest! MyMind and YogaLife Limerick have teamed up to bring you Wellness Wednesday! Join us for an informal and enjoyable mindful meditation … Read More

5 steps to a healthier relationship

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While Valentine’s Day is a prime opportunity to show your partner how you feel, it is also important to show your affection on the other 364 days of the year. Every relationship will have it’s ups and downs, nobody is perfect. What’s important is to not let the “downs” keep you down. To finish off our Valentine’s blog series, here’s … Read More

Combatting insecurities in your relationship

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Now that we know how to boost our self-esteem going into a relationship, what do we do when we get there? No matter how much we learn to love ourselves, we all have moments of insecurity where we think, “Do they find me annoying. I look fat in this. I’ll get hurt if I let them in”. As human beings … Read More

How to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

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Here’s a typical rom-com storyline: Guy meets girl. Guy falls for girl. Friends tell guy to “just be yourself!”. Guy replies with a sarcastic “that’s the problem”. They later fall in love. Classic. Real life, however, isn’t so black and white. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Sometimes, in real life, the story line finishes before it can even begin. … Read More

Debunking 10 mental health myths

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What is mental health? When does mental health turn to mental illness? This is a topic that we are seeing again and again in the media, and an issue which is so prevalent in our society with 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems in their lives. Given the increase in talks around this, why are there still so … Read More

Making January your own

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“What are your New Year’s resolutions?” “Did you have a good Christmas?” “What did you do for New Year’s Eve?” “Wasn’t it great to have the long Christmas break?” “New Year, new start”….. And so go on the interrogations of the so-called festive period. Any of these sound familiar? As we face into January and listen to everybody else’s good … Read More

What is Gestalt therapy?

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There are many different therapeutic approaches out there, and taking those first steps to getting the support you need can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re looking for. What is Gestalt theory? The word “Gestalt” means “organised whole”.  This method of therapy focuses on the whole of the client’s experience, including feelings, thoughts and actions. The client gains … Read More

Stephen Watkins video

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In the fourth instalment of the MyMind video series, our Cork-based psychologist Stephen Watkins talks about the workings and benefits of CBT and the factors that could deter someone from getting the support they need. “The biggest barrier that I’ve repeatedly come across is that people who come to therapy think for some reason that they’re wrong or unusual or … Read More