10 things stopping you being awesome

Stop worrying about what others think of you, as they probably too consumed with worrying about the same thing. Spinning too many plates. Stop. No one can do it all by themselves, start delegating or outsourcing to free up time. Hate your job? Do something about it as it won’t change itself. Too many energy… Read More

Now you come to mention it Yes I am stressed and anxious.

Stress and anxiety are in my experience involved in a great many of the causes for clients coming for hypnotherapy. People looking for hypnotherapy may present with an issue such as smoking or weight loss however I see stress and anxiety as an underlying cause and can lead to many problems if ignored. Relaxation exercises,… Read More

Anxiety management and mindfulness

A big thank you to the 1st year nursing students for being a wonderful audience over the last few weeks. Keep up the good work and remember to use the little techniques I showed you to stay mindful: 478 breathing, 54321 grounding, H-P-F and many more. Really enjoyed your company and I wish you well… Read More

Stanford professor reveals the science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’

Constant Zoom calls are tiring and science has been looking at why (Credits: Getty Images/iStockphoto) A new scientific study has backed up the … Stanford professor reveals the science behind ‘Zoom fatigue’ This is a fair assessment, as a medium video conferencing has its place in the world. However its use has gone beyond its… Read More

My anxiety doesn’t define me

Do you believe that this statement is true? If you do then you are right. If you don’t then you are right. Paradoxically both positions can be seen as correct. However it is not that your anxiety defines you, it is your belief that it defines you is the correct position. Of course anxiety can… Read More

When social distancing anxiety hits home

”You’re far too close, stand back from each other, six feet people , two metres. I’m being serious, this is serious, very serious.” It’s the reception area in a part of a Dublin hospital, small groups of health care staff are busy doing their jobs as they would every day, but the words stop people… Read More

Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young Irish Times Article

Steep rise in rates of anxiety and depression among young Mental health study captured the views of more than 19,000 Irish young people about 5 hours ago Carl O’Brien Education Editor 22 per cent of adolescents surveyed reported severe anxiety. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto Rates of anxiety and depression are on the rise among young… Read More

Who’s responsible anyway?

    You may have heard this story before but indulge me as it’s important and relevant to all our lives. I have a copy of this on my office wall. Only through our own actions will we change our lives: This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.  There… Read More

Freedom from Anxiety Journey

What’s the most common route to dealing with your anxiety? GP? Medication? Counselling? CBT? Sometimes these interventions work which is great as you will not need to wait to see me however more often and not these don’t work. I know this as this is the route many people take before contacting me. But that’s… Read More