Combatting insecurities in your relationship

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Now that we know how to boost our self-esteem going into a relationship, what do we do when we get there? No matter how much we learn to love ourselves, we all have moments of insecurity where we think, “Do they find me annoying. I look fat in this. I’ll get hurt if I let them in”. As human beings … Read More

Interview: The Quick Fix

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In this interview Geraldine Kettle talks to us about brief therapy, our expectations when it comes to getting a quick fix, and how when it comes to therapy, “The client needs to be doing this for themselves, not for anybody else.” We hope you enjoy reading. MyMind: You offer both brief/short-term and long-term psychotherapy. How brief do you think therapy … Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or ‘CBT’ is becoming a household name when it comes to talk therapy, but how exactly does it work? MyMind has an excellent team practising CBT. If you’d like to make an appointment, call us at 076 680 1060 or BOOK now online. The general thinking behind CBT is that we all learn to act and think in certain … Read More

Understanding suicide

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Despite government funding for the National Office for Suicide Prevention rising from €4 million in 2013 to €8 million in 2014, suicide is still the leading cause of death among young people. Ireland’s rate of suicide among young people ranks 4th highest in the EU. These rates are of growing concern, particularly within male populations, with 83 percent of deaths … Read More

The Leaving Cert: Only one of many paths

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As young people all over Ireland collect their Leaving Cert results, MyMind intern Kristine Brouder remembers being in their shoes and shares some advice on how to approach the day and beyond. Every year, when I hear that the Leaving Certificate results are approaching, I can vividly remember the way I felt the year I received mine (I think it’s … Read More

Sexual orientation

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Sexual Orientation

Many of us are curious about our own sexual orientation. It’s sometimes not an easy thing to determine, define or even talk about. It’s nobody’s business but your own. Some of us take longer than others to figure things out, or simply don’t align with one sexual identity, which is totally fine. However, if you are confused about your own … Read More

Postnatal Depression

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The birth of a child should be the most joyous experience a new mum can possibly have. However, this incredible journey can be clouded by feelings of fear and anxiety, depression, doubt and detachment. If you are struggling with a low mood that won’t shift, or feel disconnected from your baby, others and what’s going on around you, you may … Read More

MyMind intern Kristine tell us what mental health means to her

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My Mind intern Kristine Brouder is studying Psychology at the University of Limerick. In her first blog post, Kristine talks about her experiences with MyMind and what mental health means to her. ‘’Why study Psychology? Are there even any jobs in that field? What is it that interests you about Psychology?’’ These are all questions I’ve encountered since deciding to … Read More

Coping with unpleasant thoughts

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Somethings we can’t control or block out those negative thoughts. It might be the same thought played on loop – ‘I’m not smart enough for this job’, ‘I’m not good enough for him’, ‘Everybody is more popular than me’. Or it could be a stream of voices that chip away at your confidence and stop you from reaching your full … Read More

Coping with bereavement

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Most of us will experience bereavement in our lifetime, and if we do, it is important that the right support is available to us. The experience of loss can feel overwhelming and frightening. We may experience periods of disbelief, anger, shock and feeling as though you are numb. It is usually a difficult time as we feel unable to imagine our … Read More