Author Archive: Eoin Ó Conaire

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Student Support at EBTC with Martin Browne, Assistant Psychologist

Student Support at EBTC with Martin Browne, Assistant Psychologist

Being a student can be a time of transition, leading to a range of emotions from excitement to fear. Whether going to college for the first time or coming back for another year, challenges and opportunities exist for everyone. Recognising and being honest about this can be really valuable and help people navigate their way […]

August 20, 2019 | By More
Anxiety

Anxiety

by Kate Kearney Cognitive Behavioural Therapist / Compassion Focused Therapist / Occupational Therapist We all experience a vast array of emotions in our daily life. Emotions colour our world and guide us in our actions and behaviours; hence the word (e) motion. The feeling of anxiety is one of these many emotions that we experience […]

August 1, 2018 | By More
Using your intentions as a compass for life

Using your intentions as a compass for life

In this insightful and very practical blog, Lead Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Róisín Joyce walks us through a really useful exercise that can help us move towards the life that we want. Do you every struggle with staying on track with your goals and intentions? Staying on track with goals and intentions can be tough.  Oftentimes […]

February 6, 2018 | By More
“How’s that physio?” – chatting about chronic pain

“How’s that physio?” – chatting about chronic pain

Two men are chatting in their local pub in Dublin.   ‘So how are things Frank?’ ‘Ah, you know, grand. Well not great really actually – the old back and the sciatic is really giving me gip still.’ ‘Didn’t the doctor send you for physio for that?’ ‘Yeah, yeah, I had me appointment today.’ ‘Was […]

October 12, 2017 | By More
5 Top Tips for Coping with Worry

5 Top Tips for Coping with Worry

by Dr Michelle Hopkins Clinical Psychologist, Adult Mental Health Worrying Thoughts At times in our life when we have choices and decisions to make, change presents itself, and this uncertainty can lead us to become overly concerned about the “What ifs…” of the future. This process of thinking things through can be helpful in that […]

October 6, 2017 | By More
9 Reasons why you should consider participating in the Pad-ilates programme

9 Reasons why you should consider participating in the Pad-ilates programme

by Eoin O Conaire Director & Chartered Physiotherapist – Evidence-Based Therapy Centre, Galway In a blog written for his fellow kayakers, Chartered Physiotherapist Eoin O Conaire talks about the benefits of the Pad-ilates programme.   I have been running the Pad-ilates programme now for four years. This is a weekly exercise programme which uses the […]

September 25, 2017 | By More
Returning to work after an episode of low back pain

Returning to work after an episode of low back pain

How can an Occupational Therapist help? by Pauline Robinson – Occupational Therapist & Certified Yoga Instructor Evidence-Based Therapy Centre – Galway   Meet Peter Peter is a 48-year-old man who works as a builder in the construction industry. He has had a ‘bad back’ for years. Peter put this down to the heavy lifting demands […]

September 15, 2017 | By More
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