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The importance of ‘Radical Acceptance’ and ‘Compassionate Rule-Breaking’

The importance of ‘Radical Acceptance’ and ‘Compassionate Rule-Breaking’

Dr. Róisín Joyce  Lead Clinical Psychologist, Compassion-Focused Therapist Evidence-Based Therapy Centre, Galway   Since Summer is almost here, I bought a new pair of sandals the other day. I wore them for the first time today and as I was walking out of work admiring them, it reminded me of a rule I used to […]

May 18, 2017 | By More
Increasing activity the compassionate way

Increasing activity the compassionate way

By Dr Róisín Joyce Clinical Psychologist Research consistently shows us that engaging in activity makes us feel better, particularly when we do things we enjoy or gain a sense of achievement from. This is all very well and good when you are feeling well and energetic, but what about when you feel low in mood […]

April 27, 2017 | By More
The New Resolutions

The New Resolutions

The New Resolutions By Lisa Healy Psychologist in training & ACT Therapist  What were your New Year’s Resolutions? January is drawing to a close, and those of us who rang in the New Year with ambitious resolutions are feeling smugly satisfied as we enjoy the fruits of following through with those resolutions on our health, waistlines, […]

February 1, 2017 | By More
The S-A-F-E runner exercise programme

The S-A-F-E runner exercise programme

Welcome to our latest blog post from Chartered Physiotherapist Christina O’ Connor. This blog marks the launch of our new exercise class for runners – helping to keep you injury-free.   The S-A-F-E runner exercise programme   By Christina O’Connor       I’ve always been a runner, whether it was running playing hockey, tennis, […]

January 17, 2017 | By More
Three things to try when life feels overwhelming

Three things to try when life feels overwhelming

by Lisa Healy ACT Therapist at Evidence Based Therapy Centre It’s a familiar tale – you’re doing your best to keep on top of things, and then suddenly you notice that everything is on top of you instead. Many of us will have some experience of feeling like we aren’t coping as well as we […]

November 23, 2016 | By More
Returning to exercise after having a baby

Returning to exercise after having a baby

Returning to Exercise after having a baby Part 1: 5 exercises new mums should avoid By Catherine Browne Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Women’s & Men’s Health     This is probably not what you want to hear but if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms your body is telling you that it is […]

September 27, 2016 | By More
7 Reasons to incorporate therapeutic yoga into your rehabilitation programme

7 Reasons to incorporate therapeutic yoga into your rehabilitation programme

7 Reasons to incorporate therapeutic yoga into your rehabilitation program By Pauline Robinson Occupational Therapist & Certified yoga instructor  1. Benefits of yoga have been shown in research There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of yoga for a wide range of medical conditions; helping people to attain emotional balance, to heal […]

September 12, 2016 | By More
The Friday Flexibility class & the importance of flexibility

The Friday Flexibility class & the importance of flexibility

Flexibility Flexibility training is a much neglected component of our general conditioning. In my experience as a physiotherapist, i have observed that it is often people who are highly flexible that tend to gravitate towards exercise approaches that emphasise flexibility – like Yoga – whereas the people who will really benefit hugely from improving range […]

August 9, 2016 | By More
Imagine if we dealt with our physical difficulties in the same way that we manage our emotional struggles

Imagine if we dealt with our physical difficulties in the same way that we manage our emotional struggles

By Dr. Róisín Joyce – Clinical Psychologist specialising in Adult Mental Health Imagine what life would be like if we dealt with our physical difficulties in the same way we manage our emotional struggles…..   Many of us struggle to recognise and/or accept our emotions and therefore are not in a position to manage our […]

June 17, 2016 | By More
Guys, we need to talk about our pelvic floor!

Guys, we need to talk about our pelvic floor!

  As it is Movember, one of my Cats – Honey – has decided to grow a moustache to raise awareness for Men’s Health. My contribution is to write this blog – to talk about Men’s health and in particular pelvic health.   There’s a memorable scene in the Sopranos where Tony is explaining to […]

November 18, 2015 | By More