Look into my eyes: A look at the online hypnosis phenomenon

Interest in hypnosis soared during the pandemic, largely thanks to social media and video conferencing. Is it a fad, or does going into a trance-like state help relieve stress and anxiety?  — Read on http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-41019341.html As the current Chairperson of the CHPA I would like to thank Aidan and The Irish Examiner for this excellent … Continue reading Look into my eyes: A look at the online hypnosis phenomenon

Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition

With the easing of restrictions and suggestions that we are closing in on the final chapters of the pandemic, there are numerous reasons to feel optimistic that we may soon return to a ‘normal life ’. Just imagine no face masks, no Covid tests and no more social distancing, sounds good , right? However it’s … Continue reading Feeling anxious about life going ‘back to normal’? 5 Top tips for managing the transition

Anxiety and Covid-19. It might surprise you.

Some alarming statistics where nearly 20% linked to anxiety based disorders. Get this quote from the paper : Anxiety and fear-related disorders were a prevalent condition in our sample; they were also the second highest risk factor for death among the underlying conditions considered in our study. Click to access 21_0123.pdf Of course it doesn’t … Continue reading Anxiety and Covid-19. It might surprise you.

Tipping the anxiety scales in a global pandemic

I read this morning that more people have now been vaccinated compared to those who have COVID-19. This is great news. I know I’m one of those lucky people. Necessity is of course the mother of all invention and with the continual roll out of the various vaccines that are available, or soon to be … Continue reading Tipping the anxiety scales in a global pandemic

Poll: Has the pandemic affected your mental health? · TheJournal.ie

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many people. — Read on http://www.thejournal.ie/mental-health-covid-19-2-5176991-Aug2020/ Nearly 60 % of people surveyed said their mental health has been affected during this pandemic. It doesn’t all have to be like this. Let’s do something together to change this affect. This is a global phenomenon so no one should … Continue reading Poll: Has the pandemic affected your mental health? · TheJournal.ie

Dingle’s WWII survivor: ‘People need to relax’

Dingle’s WWII survivor: ‘People need to relax’ — Read on http://www.rte.ie/amp/1132874/ Wise words from a patient lady on her 90th birthday. It’s not easy at the moment, which is understandable , we all feel uneasy, we are restless, we want to get back to our lives. But we can’t, not just yet. This is the … Continue reading Dingle’s WWII survivor: ‘People need to relax’

Crisis! Rebel or Conform?

✅❎❓ Great article from the BBC on Facebook page. I come from a social psychology background and find how we act within and outside groups fascinating. This article highlights the challenges we as individuals face when presented with a crisis. We are currently knee deep, waist deep or up to our necks in it , … Continue reading Crisis! Rebel or Conform?

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 … Continue reading When social distancing anxiety hits home