Surviving The Family at Christmas Let’s face it, we might all love our families, but that doesn’t mean we like them all the time. Christmas can be a stressful time of year, when relatives who have not spent any time together all year, suddenly converge in one place.  With them they bring memories, habits, routines…

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Help with Binge Eating Of all the behaviours associated with being overweight, or having an Eating Disorder, Binge Eating Disorder is perhaps the most complex and hardest to tackle by clients.  I won’t go into the underlying factors of bingeing here in any great detail, it is enough to say that it is a form…

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At it is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, there’s lots of media and social media attention  on the topic of Eating Disorders, and this may be triggering you to reflect on your own situation – and what you can do about it. For anyone who thinks or knows they have an Eating Disorder, but have not…

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February 22nd to February 28th 2016 is International Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so there will be more than the usual information, features and articles available on Eating Disorders in the media and online all next week. If you: Have an Eating Disorder; Have an unhealthy relationship with food but are not sure if it can…

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Register now for my forthcoming workshop in Douglas, Cork!   In this workshop, we will focus on how to use mindfulness to begin reducing the negative behaviours associated with Emotional Eating, Binge Eating and Bulimia. Bingeing                 Mindless Eating      Eating for ‘self-soothing’         Restricting food intake Yo-yo…

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Show yourself some Loving Kindness this Valentine’s Day in Cork…. This is your last chance to register for our Introduction to Mindfulness workshop this Sunday, 14 Feb (12-6pm) in Douglas East Village, Cork.  Look forward to a busy but relaxing and informative afternoon, with lots of practical demonstrations of how to use mindfulness to reduce stress…

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Rory McIlroy uses two trigger words for every shot he plays, reported the Champion Mindset after the British Open in 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/hp3993j).  The words are…..  wait for it….. “Process”, and “Spot”. Before you think I have lost my own golfballs, let’s look at why these words represent the essence of mindfulness.  Says Rory – “With…

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“Many people are afraid of their feelings, especially the so-called negative emotions.  They are afraid they can’t handle their pain, that it will overwhelm them.  They are afraid that if they allow themselves to feel their loneliness it will last forever, that if they fully experience their anger they will do hurtful, destructive things.  They…

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