MyMind video series: Claire Forde

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Claire Forde

Continuing on from the MyMind video series, Limerick-based therapist Claire Forde talks about the person-centred approach and how counselling can help someone dealing with bereavement and loss. “People seek counselling because they want to change certain aspects of their lives that are just not working for them anymore,” says Claire. If Claire can help you with any issues you’re experiencing, … Read More

MyMind video series: Stephen Watkins

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Stephen Watkins

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

Wellbeing in the workplace

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The workplace can be a minefield of factors that may have a negative impact on your mental wellbeing. Stress, anxiety, insomnia. These are only some of the issues that can emerge from feeling overwhelmed in your job, whether it is a demanding boss, an unrealistic workload, feeling bullied or a dispute with a colleague. Mental wellbeing can hugely impact employees … Read More

An interview with: Geraldine Mulpeter

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Geraldine-Mulpeter

As part of our monthly interview series, we’re talking to MyMind therapist Geraldine Mulpeter about the psychodynamic approach. What is psychodynamic psychotherapy? My own beliefs regarding life and what makes us unique are complemented nicely by the framework of psychodynamic therapy.  It is an approach which is concerned with the internal world of individuals and how we exist in relation … Read More

What is Psychoanalysis?

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When we hear the word ‘psychoanalysis’, what thoughts spring to mind? Freud? Childhood? Delving into our deepest thoughts and feelings?  Of course, there’s a lot more to psychoanalysis than that. While psychoanalysis was one of the earliest forms of therapy, do we know what it’s all about? Psychoanalysis is based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who believed that the … Read More

The Breath of Life

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We breathe thousands of times a day every day of our lives. We breathe automatically and our breath is not something we have to think about doing. On the other hand, we also have the ability to control our breath.  This is important as when we experience strong emotions, there is often a sympathetic physiological response. What does that mean? … Read More

Introducing Maggie May

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My name is Maggie May and I am delighted to be a new resident blogger for MyMind.  When I first heard about MyMind two years ago when they opened in Limerick, I really wanted to get involved. At the time I wasn’t sure what I would have to contribute and I was too shy to find out. However the last … Read More