What is Counselling?

Life can be difficult. It all goes smoothly it goes for a while, but then something knocks us back, sometimes out of the blue. Or maybe there are underlying issues that affect our confidence and self-esteem. Counselling can be an invaluable help at times of stress, anxiety or uncertainty. Typical sources of stress The major[…]

Free talk in Waterstones, Cork city, Thurs Jan 29th, 7-8pm.

Nicole Paulie and I received a very warm welcome from Bethan and Jacinta in Rehab Bruach in Cork City last November, when we gave a talk on “How to be Happy and Healthy” as part of their Positive Living Week. There was a very large attendance at the talk and we had a lively discussion[…]

Everyday Mindfulness

Everyday Mindfulness

Extract from “Everyday Mindfulness”     By Claire Owens                Have you ever spent more than ten minutes looking for your keys?   Have you ever driven home and been unable to remember the journey? Have you ever been in conversation with someone and suddenly realised that you have no idea what they just said? If[…]

Dr. Michael Del Monte

Understanding Meditation

Extract from “Understanding Meditation” by Dr Michael DelMonte and Maeve Halpin   Dr Michael DelMonte speaking at the launch of “How to be Happy and Healthy – the Seven Natural Elements of Mental Health”,Hodges Figgis Bookshop, Dawson St, Dublin 2, July 10th 2014. Extract from Chapter Six, “Understanding Meditation”  The practice of meditation has increasingly[…]