The Empty Chair on Christmas Day

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Christmas is the time of year when family come together It’s meant to be a Happy Time, regardless of the weather But when a precious link is missing from the Golden Family Chain Christmas just brings memories and a heavy dose of Pain   A candle on the Sideboard, her picture in a Frame Is all we have with us … Read More

Dealing with infertility issues at Christmas

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Infertility affects approximately 10% of the population in Ireland.  Since infertility strikes people from all socioeconomic levels and cuts across all racial, ethnic, and religious lines, chances are great that a friend, relative, neighbour, or perhaps you yourself are attempting to cope with the medical and emotional aspects of infertility.  Christmas can be one of the most difficult times of the … Read More

Give yourself the gift of therapy this Christmas

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As we approach New Year’s Eve it’s natural to find yourself reflecting on the goals you set for yourself at the start of the year, and it’s even more natural to discover that you may not be where you want to be in life. You may notice feelings of failure and dread surfacing before you even make your resolutions. This year … Read More

MyMind supports more than ever this winter

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MyMind has supported a record number of people this winter.  MyMind, which has centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, provided 1,798 appointments in November alone. This is compared to 1,226 appointments made by clients in the same month last year – a growth of almost 47%. An incredible 15,725 appointments have been made by MyMind clients so far this year. … Read More

Strong enough to carry Santa’s sack

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All the women. In me. Are tired. Nayyirah Waheed It can be a running joke among women that ‘being’ a woman is difficult but when it comes to Christmas there can be so much running around that the joke becomes exhausting.  Women face extensive pressures in the work place, relationships, self-image and beyond. However women at Christmas are experiencing above … Read More

Spend time, not money

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At Christmas, parents can feel a lot of pressure to create the ‘perfect’ festive experience for their children. With toy ads and Santa lists everywhere, it can be difficult to manage expectations and ignore pressures to fork out on expensive gifts. MyMind therapist Julie Golden shows us how spending time with the children at Christmas, means so much more than spending a … Read More

Managing stress at Christmas

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Christmas can be a magical time. It can also be a stressful time with lots of expectations, and the pressure to be happy during the holidays can feel overwhelming.  MyMind Psychologist Beatriz Moreno shares advice on how to best manage your stress levels and avoid anxiety at Christmas. Before Christmas day : Manage expectations about Christmas day. Ask yourself if your expectations about … Read More

Mindfulness at Christmas

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Psychotherapist and public speaker on ‘Mindfulness’ with MyMind Harriet McGuigan shares her advice on how to practice mindfulness to combat the stress of Christmas.  As Andy Williams sings, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!’ What a message!  … Read More

Christmas after a bereavement

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In the run up to Christmas, we’re sharing a series of articles from our mental health professionals, with advice on how to mind your mental wellbeing during the holidays.  The first article from MyMind psychotherapist Sinead Fahy looks at coping with bereavement at Christmas time.  After a bereavement the many ‘firsts’ that we have to go through can be extremely difficult. First … Read More