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positive mental health

Steps to Better Mental Health Cherish yourself We are all different with good and bad points – allow yourself to be human – not perfect. It is good to strive for high standards but imposing too high standards can increase stress. We are better at showing ...

The most common symptoms of stress are feelings of tension and a feeling of being overwhelmed by all you have to do, but symptoms can vary from one individual to another and a sign of stress can be not actually recognising that you are stressed. Symptoms of ...

resilience

What is resilience? At some point we all have to face challenges and difficulties in our lives. Some of these might be relatively small, such as failing a driving test. Others can have a major impact on our lives both individually (bereavement or job loss) or ...

Relationships - Conflict Resolution

Is conflict healthy and normal in relationships? We can’t expect to always agree with everyone all of the time and so conflict is a normal, and even healthy, part of all our relationships from early childhood through to old age – children and parents, ...

Coming off antidepressants In recent times the prescription of antidepressant medication has become almost epidemic. Many people who are struggling with a crisis in their lives go to their GP feeling low and having poor sleep and come away with a prescription ...

post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD treatment, Ptsd symptoms

Breakthrough in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD) Treatment Trauma is a life changer. One minute you are bouncing along and life is great and the next minute something happens that changes everything… Sometimes the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress ...

Emotional needs and resilience to adversity How resilient are you, at the moment? Our resilience to adversity is not fixed and can change over time depending on how balanced our lives are. It varies depending on how well we are getting our essential needs met ...

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Ann Marie Taylor  will be giving a free talk on Tuesday 4th February at 8pm entitled Understanding & Breaking the Cycle of Depression. The venue will be Luisne Spirituality Centre, Holy Faith Convent, Kilcoole, County Wicklow (www.luisne.ie) .The talk ...

 “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Victor Frankl (1946) Some background and previous research on fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a devastating condition characterised by widespread pain, debilitating ...

relationships - advice on how to improve your relationship

Three common causes of relationships deteriorating over time (as established by 40 years of research by The Gottman Institute). Over time, in long-term relationships, partners have a tendency to start focusing exclusively on what their partner is doing wrong ...