Addressing Low Self-Esteem


Mental Health Blog

Self-esteem is often something we see people targeting. In today’s environment, especially within younger generations, self-deprecating humour is common and popular.  Now, this isn’t necessarily the issue. This type of humour can be harmless and fun when those making the jokes don’t believe them. But often these jokes are used to hide the very insecurities […]

July 15, 2019

Coping Without Medication


Mental Health Blog

Anxiety and depression are increasingly common in today’s world. In Ireland alone, it is estimated that up to one in ten people suffers from depression at any one time. Suffering from anxiety is even more likely. Mental health is still something standing half in the spotlight and half in the shadows. This unfortunate stigma still […]

July 10, 2019

Indicators that you could use the help of a psychotherapist


Mental Health Blog

Counselling and Psychotherapy are the most effective treatments that support people to function better in their life and improve their well-being. Unfortunately, all too often, people don’t seek therapy until their problems have nearly destroyed them. This is often because they didn’t know how bad they should allow things to become before they ask for […]

June 6, 2019

Dealing with Romantic Burnout During Parenthood


Mental Health Blog

Most couples walk into parenthood with the expectation that having children will strengthen the love between them. It can but not in the way they expect. Providing they can work in harmony to raise their child, their love for one another has the potential to grow through shared experiences. What couples are seldom prepared for […]

June 5, 2019

Dealing with Cultural Issues


Mental Health Blog

With approximately 160 different nationalities now living in Ireland, cultural diversity and its implications play a key part in everyday life.  Social situations, work, and school brings people of various cultures together. Because every culture has unique aspects, this coming together can often cause friction between individuals, resulting in negative stereotypes and discrimination for minority […]

June 4, 2019

Healing Your Relationship After an Affair


Mental Health Blog

Hurt is synonymous with affairs, whether emotional or physical. Most people don’t start affairs because their partners are lacking something; but rather because they experience fundamental unhappiness. This may be an unconscious expression of an unhealthy relationship with love. Often partners who cheat experience some unresolved hurt.  Sometimes an affair provides an adequate distraction and […]

June 1, 2019

How to Know if You’re an Addict


Mental Health Blog

Before you can get help, you’ve got to recognise that you’ve got an addiction. In addition, the pain your addiction inflicts on you must be more painful than any perceived benefits. Does it feel like your life has become unmanageable? Unfortunately, you may not be able to determine this easily because, according to brain imaging […]

May 31, 2019

Coping With Anger Issues


Mental Health Blog

What is anger? Raw, powerful, and frequently problematic, anger is one of the basic human emotions. The purpose of this emotion is to prepare us to fight. Although fighting can include throwing punches on rare occasions; more often it’s about combating personal struggles or problems we have with our surroundings. Whether it’s the people around […]

May 30, 2019

Boundaries


Mental Health Blog

Personal boundaries are a key to living a healthy and prosperous life. While we all understand that establishing, communicating and enforcing personal boundaries is vital for happiness, it can be challenging keeping boundaries in place. What are boundaries?  Based on your beliefs, opinions and past experiences, personal boundaries are limits you put in place to […]

December 29, 2018

Work conflicts


Mental Health Blog

Opposing ideas can take businesses to new heights – if they are managed properly.  However, as a result of being poorly managed, most work related conflicts do the exact opposite.  Unless they are addressed and resolved quickly, conflicts can cause a range of problems including low morale, open hostilities, a lack of productivity and customer […]

December 28, 2018