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