Talking about suicide and everything surrounding it can be extremely difficult and daunting, whether you are the person experiencing suicidal thoughts or trying to be there for someone who is. We often don’t know what to say or we feel so unprepared for such difficult conversations we might want to walk away. Painful emotions can…Read more »
Category: Clinical Psychology
An open letter to the Politicians of Northern Ireland
Dear Politicians of Northern Ireland, You have failed this country. We deserve better, and that we even includes you – it is time to wake up! Yes, you have failed this country, but that does not mean you cannot make it better. We are all trying to heal from years of incredible pain and suffering.…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday on a Saturday: Learning about your therapist through social media
Due to having a busy few days and the need for some important self care, I did not get the chance to post this week’s ‘Thought Provoking Thursday’ on Thursday. So, yes I’m going to go a little bit wild and post it on a Saturday!! 🙂 What I did do on Thursday was my…Read more »
Friday: A 10 minute Mindful breathing meditation
Well done for making it to the end of A Week of Mindfulness! If you have missed any of the previous blogs in this series you can catch up by clicking on the links below: Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness Wednesday: What does mindfulness…Read more »
Thursday: My letter to Mindfulness
Dear Mindfulness You and I have known each other for quite a while, 13 years to be exact. When I first met you I thought ‘wow they sound really helpful‘, but I realise now that in my naiveté I didn’t really understand you yet. My first proper introduction to you was during my training to…Read more »
Wednesday: What does mindfulness practice actually entail?
Welcome to day three of a week of mindfulness, where we will get a bit more into the nitty-gritty of some of the different ways you can integrate mindfulness into your life.. If you missed Monday and Tuesday’s segments, don’t worry you can just click on the links below for a catch up. Monday: what…Read more »
Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness
Welcome to today’s instalment of a week of mindfulness. If you missed yesterday’s don’t worry you can just click on the link below for a catch up. Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? There are two main themes to living mindfully: • Living fully in the moment • Embracing a non-judgemental…Read more »
Monday: What is all this mindfulness malarkey about anyway?
You may have heard me mention the word mindfulness A few (dozen) times across my various social media platforms over the past few months. Given that I will probably continue banging on about it for quite some time and hope to also record and share some more mindfulness meditations, I figured it would probably be…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday: Patient, Service User, Client – What way do you lean?
Going to see a healthcare professional for any reason can really bring up a whole range of emotions. Healthcare professionals also experience a whole range of emotions when seeing those they are treating. The relationship can be complex. It consists of two human beings, perfectly imperfect in their own unique way, working together to solve…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday: The medical model and mental health?
I think the sun might be going to my head. I completely forgot to post my thought-provoking question today even though I prepared it this morning. And this is definitely one that I reckon we could talk about until the cows come home 😊 I am currently writing about some of the issues surrounding pathologising…Read more »