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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]