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

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

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

School transition: Grieving the old and welcoming the new

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“Who are you?..” said the caterpillar “I-I hardly know, Sir, just at present” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I knew who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Just like Alice in Wonderland, the start of a new school for a young person … Read More