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[…]

Thanks to Rehab Tralee and the Brandon Hotel

  Dr Edmond O’Flaherty and I received a great reception in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee, Co Kerry this afternoon for our talk on natural approaches to mental health. Jane, Mary and all the crew from Rehab Blennerville, Tralee were there to meet us and over 100 people turned up for the talk. There was[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Thanks to RehabCare Bruach for hosting us last week

RehabCare Bruach in Cork City kindly invited us to speak about How To Be Happy and Healthy – the Seven Natural Elements of Mental Health, at their Positive Living Week, 17th – 20th November 2014.  The whole week was a great success and there was a large turnout for our talk on Thursday 20th. I[…]