Separation anxiety

Cesar SugitaBlog posts, Other

As the new school year takes over many Irish houses, the topic of separation anxiety becomes common around many dinner tables. For some children (and their parents and loved ones!) the difficulty of settling into a new or revisited daily routine which involves a significant amount of time away from the family becomes a point of strain, stress and tension. … Read More

Parenting adults

Cesar SugitaBlog posts, Other

Around the time of year of the leaving cert results, many parents put themselves in the shoes of those whose children have reached this milestone moment. The departure from formal education, even for those whose children move into third level education, can represent a point in life where parents begin to recognise that they no longer have ‘children’ but instead, … Read More

Dealing with a family illness

Cesar SugitaBlog posts

Having a loved one get a diagnosis that brings their life or health into question is a debilitating piece for any family. How we cope with adversity within our family unit depends very much on the systems and structures that we have put into place when we are not in difficulty. Unfortunately, this is a piece that most families neglect … Read More

The Empty Chair on Christmas Day

JanineBlog posts

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

JanineBlog posts

Restore-your-love

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

Family therapy and how it can help

JanineBlog posts

It is commonly misunderstood that therapy is performed on a one to one basis, but family therapy can be a very effective way to work through many issues. While this is normally the case there is also couples/marital therapy which would involve both partners and there is family therapy which can involve a larger number of people in a session. … Read More