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Perinatal mental health & unwanted intrusive thoughts

Perinatal mental health & unwanted intrusive thoughts

by Olive O’Grady Perinatal Psychotherapist, Compassion Focused Therapist In my work as a perinatal psychotherapist, I see a lot of new mums who experience distressing intrusive thoughts.  This is a common issue during the perinatal period (pregnancy to toddler age).  According to recent research, over half of new mums experience unwanted thoughts of danger or […]

March 29, 2022 | By More
Physiotherapy for dizziness & vertigo: what does it involve?

Physiotherapy for dizziness & vertigo: what does it involve?

by Edel Williams Chartered Physiotherapist This is Part 2 of our series of blogs about dizziness and vertigo. If you haven’t read Part 1 – “Did you know that physiotherapy can help symptoms of vertigo” then check it out here. There is a strong body of evidence in support of physiotherapy for treatment of vestibular […]

March 9, 2022 | By More
The neuroscience of Lent

The neuroscience of Lent

By Brendan Clarke Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Imagine you are walking through a beautiful wood. As you explore the exotic plant and animal life, you notice that your way is blocked – there is a large red-brick wall, three timesas tall as you, and so wide that you’re not sure if you can see the […]

March 2, 2022 | By More
“That’s not for me!” How your self-concept may be limiting you without you even knowing

“That’s not for me!” How your self-concept may be limiting you without you even knowing

by Dr Róisín Joyce Lead Clinical Psychologist I have been thinking a lot about the importance of self-concept and more specifically how our beliefs about ourselves can limit us without us even realising. Sitting here writing this blog is a big achievement for me given the amount of work I had to engage in to […]

February 22, 2022 | By More
Did you know that physiotherapy can help to treat symptoms of vertigo?

Did you know that physiotherapy can help to treat symptoms of vertigo?

By Edel Wiliams Chartered Physiotherapist   “I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning, like a whirlpool, it never ends…” – recognise these lyrics? Well, hopefully after reading this blog, you will agree with me that it does not have to be never-ending!   Why do we get dizzy? In order to answer this, we need […]

December 6, 2021 | By More
Anti-fragility & therapy

Anti-fragility & therapy

Brendan Clarke BABCP registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapist A few months ago I got a wedding present of crystal wine glasses. On the package it said “fragile”. Last week I got a book in the post that had no such description because books are more resistant to being dropped or thrown around the place. Let’s say […]

September 21, 2021 | By More
Curiosity: An essential stance for both therapist and family during family therapy conversations.

Curiosity: An essential stance for both therapist and family during family therapy conversations.

Emer Casey Systemic Psychotherapist & Registered Family Therapist During my training in family therapy I was introduced to the idea of staying curious at all times when meeting families.  This curiosity is defined in the literature as maintaining a position of “not knowing” with a view to bringing forth knowledge, skills and experience which may at […]

January 29, 2021 | By More
Family Stories from the Pandemic……When space from family is helpful rather than harmful

Family Stories from the Pandemic……When space from family is helpful rather than harmful

Emer Casey Systemic Psychotherapist & Registered Family Therapist BSoc Sci (Hons) Since the start of the pandemic, the media – including social media – has been flooded with stories and images of families experiencing distress due to the separation demanded by the restrictions.  Adult children not able to visit elderly parents, grand-children have to stay away […]

November 12, 2020 | By More
Stress & the pelvic floor

Stress & the pelvic floor

Sylvia Farrell Pelvic Health Physiotherapist 8 Effective ways to relieve Stress Levels Did you know stress can even affect the functioning of the pelvic floor muscles? Are you exhausted but don’t feel like you did much during the day? These are strange times for us. Whether in isolation or social distancing our brains are on […]

May 11, 2020 | By More
Managing our New Reality

Managing our New Reality

By Kate Kearney Psychotherapist It’s a strange time in the world. In order to protect ourselves and each other the nature of how we live our lives has changed for the time being. With this we are quickly realising that much of life really is not in our control as a lot of what we […]

April 22, 2020 | By More