Don’t be SAD this Winter: Proven Ways to Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder
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by Brendan OReilly
8M ago
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression typically associated with the winter. This form of depression affects approximately 1 in 15 Irish people between September and April. The symptoms of SAD are the most severe during December, January, and February. The lack of sunlight in the Autumn and Winter can impact our body's serotonin and melatonin— natural substances that affect our mood and sleep patterns. When our mood and sleep are impacted negatively, these factors may lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In many cases, the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder appear duri ..read more
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Unlocking Mental Wellbeing: The Power of Integrating Psychotherapy and Complementary Therapies
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by Jordan Casey
8M ago
In holistic well-being, psychotherapy and complementary therapies present a powerful synergy for enhancing mental health and overall wellness. While complementary therapies like floatation therapy, meditation, and yoga offer profound relaxation and physical benefits, incorporating psychotherapy can amplify the positive outcomes of these practices, fostering a deeper understanding of the self and facilitating profound emotional healing. Delving into the intersection of psychotherapy and complementary therapies reveals a dynamic collaboration that nurtures relaxation, self-awareness, and person ..read more
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OCD Awareness Week: Understanding The Symptoms and Debunking The Myths
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by Keelin O'Dwyer
8M ago
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition affecting millions worldwide, often leading to significant distress and disruption in daily life. OCD Awareness Week is crucial to deepening our understanding of this disorder, its symptoms, and the potential ways to manage it effectively. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) stands as a beacon of hope for many individuals grappling with OCD, offering tailored strategies to alleviate its burdensome symptoms. What is OCD? OCD is a mental health disorder characterised by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behav ..read more
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OCD Awareness Week: Understanding The Symptoms and Debunking The Myths
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by Keelin O'Dwyer
8M ago
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition affecting millions worldwide, often leading to significant distress and disruption in daily life. OCD Awareness Week is crucial to deepening our understanding of this disorder, its symptoms, and the potential ways to manage it effectively. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) stands as a beacon of hope for many individuals grappling with OCD, offering tailored strategies to alleviate its burdensome symptoms. OCD is a mental health disorder characterised by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (o ..read more
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Resilience Rising: Thriving Beyond Trauma
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by Keelin O'Dwyer
9M ago
Trauma is a psychological response to an overwhelming and distressing event that exceeds an individual's coping ability. It can stem from a single traumatic incident, such as an accident or violence, or it can result from prolonged exposure to adverse circumstances, such as abuse or neglect. Trauma impacts a person's emotional regulation, cognitive processing, mental health, and overall well-being, often leaving a deep imprint that may persist long after the event. What is Childhood Trauma? Childhood trauma refers to detrimental experiences during an individual's formative years. These experi ..read more
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Reclaiming Your Strength: Empowerment in Trauma Recovery
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by Jordan Casey
9M ago
Psychological strength, otherwise known as resilience and mental toughness, allows individuals to navigate life's challenges, setbacks, and adversities with greater ease. Psychological strength is the ability to bounce back from difficult situations, maintain a sense of purpose, and cope effectively with stress and uncertainty. Here are five ways to build psychological strength: 1. Cultivate a growth mindset: This involves embracing challenges and setbacks as opportunities for learning and personal growth. When we view failures as temporary setbacks rather than permanent reflections of our ab ..read more
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What to Expect at Relationship Counselling
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by Brendan OReilly
9M ago
Relationship counselling focuses on the relationship between two people seeing where improvements can be made. It involves problem-solving skills and effective communication taking each other's needs into account. Collaboration is essential and can lead to a happier, healthier, more balanced relationship. It is not a 'he said,' 'she said' scenario. The therapist facilitates an open, respectful environment where both sides' grievances are heard and processed.   In the initial sessions, background information is given on both sides so the therapist can put a plan together with the coup ..read more
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What is Attachment Theory? The Four Childhood Attachment Styles and Their Impact on Future Relationships
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by Brendan OReilly
9M ago
Attachment theory, developed by psychologist John Bowlby, focuses on relationships and bonds (particularly long-term) between people, including between a parent and child, friendships, and romantic partners. This theory suggests that people are born with a need to forge bonds with caregivers as children. These early bonds we cultivate as infants can affect and influence our relationships later in life. The Four Main Attachment Styles are: 1.   Secure Attachment: People with secure attachment styles feel comfortable with emotional intimacy and have a positive view of themselves and ..read more
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Men's Health Week: Prioritising Physical & Mental Well-being
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by Brendan OReilly
9M ago
Men's Health Week is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of men's health and encouraging men to take proactive steps towards better well-being. It serves as a reminder that physical and mental health are crucial aspects of a fulfilling life. This blog will discuss why men's health matters and explore three practical ways men can look after their overall well-being. Why Men’s Health Matters: Men often face unique health challenges and tend to neglect their well-being due to various reasons, including societal expectations and cultural norms. However, it is vital to recognise th ..read more
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Fettle Launches Youth Therapy in Ireland
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by Jordan Casey
9M ago
We are excited to announce today the launch of our newest initiative - Youth Therapy. At Fettle, we are dedicated to providing mental health support to individuals of all ages. Today, we take a significant step forward to address the unique emotional and psychological needs of teenagers aged between 13 and 18 years. We understand that the adolescent years can be challenging, and that's why we firmly believe that every young person deserves a safe space to express themselves and explore their feelings. Recent findings from a Mental Health Commission (MHC) report on child and adolescent services ..read more
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