Free Talk on Mental Health at RehabCare Blennerville, Tralee, Co Kerry

I am delighted that Dr Edmond O’Flaherty and I are invited to speak at the RehabCare Positive Living Week in Blennerville, Tralee, Co Kerry next week. We will be speaking in the Brandon Hotel, 1.30pm -3pm on Wednesday November 25th the topic of natural mental health and Nutrient Therapy as a safe and effective treatment for[…]

Bipolar Recovery

Bipolar Recovery – Bill Fitzgerald’s story

Bill Fitzgerald’s long battle with Bipolar Disorder led him down many different avenues in his determination to recover. As  he tells Joy Orpen in his recent interview, he has found that combining conventional medication with complementary approaches such as meditation, counselling, exercise, reiki and nutrient therapy has brought him emotional stability and given him back a[…]

What I've learned as a Counsellor

What I’ve learned through my career as a counsellor

People are different – from each other and from what the books say. A “textbook case” is rare, if not non-existent. THE TRAINING AND work of the counsellor is informed by a range of theoretical approaches to human development and change. In my experience, effective counselling is guided by each client’s unique circumstances while being informed[…]

Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep and Mental Health

Excerpt: Sleep and Mental Health by  Ms Nicole Paulie, M.Sc. Couns Psych. Sleep Deprivation and Mood One of the most immediate effects of sleep deprivation on the body is how it affects one’s mood. People who suffer from disordered sleep are ten times more likely to develop depression, seventeen times more likely to develop anxiety[…]

Understanding Counselling

Understanding Counselling

Excerpt: Understanding Counselling by Ms. Melanie Billings, Counselling Psychologist. When we experience difficulties, we quite often discuss them with family or friends. Certainly you can get help and support from family members, friends, colleagues etc., but usually people bring to these conversations and relationships other expectations and agendas alongside helping you with your distress. It[…]

Dr. Edmond O'Flaherty speaking at the book launch of How to be Happy and Healthy

An Introduction to Nutrient Therapy in the Treatment of Mental Illness

Excerpt from “An Introduction to Nutrient Therapy in the Treatment of Mental Illness” By Dr Edmond O`Flaherty MB BCh DCH DObs MICGP This chapter is for general knowledge only and you should contact your health-care professional for your unique problem. The number of people suffering from mental health problems is enormous and the conventional treatment[…]

The Power of Compassion

The Power of Compassion

Excerpt from “The Power of Compassion” By Sandra Higgins, M.Sc. Couns Psych. Director of the Compassion Foundation The Need for Compassion Western science is becoming increasingly interested in subjects like compassion and mindful attention. Why? The answer is simple: compassion is good for us. Practicing compassion has a positive effect that is noticeable in biological[…]