What does it mean to connect?

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In our modern world using social media to connect is standard practice. Last month we commemorated “Safer Internet Day” where my colleague and I attended a Twitter event with four panelists leading discussions on the pros and cons of the online world. The topic of cyber-bullying and abuse were on the forefront of the discussion on safe internet use, and … Read More

Loss of a child: How can a parent move forward?

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It’s universally understood that the loss of a child, outliving one’s offspring is unnatural, devastating, the worst pain one can endure which leaves bereaved parents feeling a range of emotions from unbearable anger to denial to unfathomable pain. There is no replacing or getting over the loss of the precious soul that has left a family through death but there … Read More

Loss of a parent: Adults grieving and coping

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The relationships we develop with our parents can be as varied as our appreciation of musical styles. Some of us aren’t too close to our parents, some of us don’t really know them at all but for those of us who have been fortunate enough to know our parents as protectors, providers and friends; the loss of this profound relationship … Read More

Losing a loved one: A child’s perspective

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Child bereavement

A fundamental sense of loss can accompany a variety of life events. Death of a loved one, divorce, the moving away of children or even close friends can leave one feeling bereaved and alone. We all experience this sense of pain and loss in slightly different ways, As they say, “there’s no right way to grieve”. In the short poem, … Read More

Letting go of controlling behaviours

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Dieting, the consumption or over consumption of food and restructured understanding of what food represents can enable some anxiety sufferers to engage in some really controlling behaviour.   If you are worried about what control means to you, start a new journey by asking yourself the following questions: How much resonance does my voice have within the decisions that I … Read More

Healing a toxic relationship with food

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In the run up to Christmas, we were bombarded with the message that eating till we burst is an indulgence we deserve. A couple of days into January, and the message changes dramatically. The party is over and it’s purge time. How do we find the balance in a society that constantly gives us such mixed messages about what food … Read More

New year, so what?

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It’s another new year. And so what? The pressure to transform overnight, to resolve all of life’s issues, and to become a new ‘you’, just because the clock struck midnight on December 31st, can feel overwhelming. In 2019, why not let off of the pressure to change and simply ‘be’ instead. Life is a journey, and a new year is … Read More

Christmas: A ‘To Do’ or ‘To Be’ Experience?

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As Christmas approaches some people go all out spending lots of time and money to ensure everything goes smoothly.   For each person, preparing will be different, and may include organising visits, travel arrangements, food preparation, buying clothes, a spiritual dimension, parties and, of course, the gift giving to do.   Motivation may come from a sense of duty, a … Read More

The experience of loneliness at Christmas

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In the run up to Christmas and well into the New Year many people experience loneliness.   The type of loneliness I am referring to is an internal one that no amount of external company can cure.  It is a time where people evaluate their happiness scale on both a conscious and unconscious level which brings about many mixed feelings … Read More

MyMind Cork to host Group Therapy in 2019

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MyMind will be running group therapy meetings in Cork every Wednesday. The start date will be set to suit the majority of attendees. Facilitators: Andrea Nagy & Alessio Faggioli  7:00pm – 9:00pm (the first meeting will be a 10 to 15 minute interview) The cost is €300 which needs to be paid upon registration  What is group therapy? Group therapy … Read More