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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“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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I have just finished listening to Brené Brown’s audiobook, “The Power of Vulnerability”.  Having paid for the book on Audible, I was surprised (and a little peeved!) to find it in full on YouTube, but then, I can’t listen to You Tube in my car which is where I do most of my audiobook listening.…

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This blog is taken from an article I wrote for thejournal.ie earlier in the year.  It has become timely now because YouSteps have also written a great blog on the same issue, the link to their blog is below.  Read on… I MENTIONED IN a previous article that the US is now seeing a new…

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I was recently asked to write an opinion piece for Ireland’s largest online newspaper, thejournal.ie.  Based on a previous blog I wrote, they asked for a piece on body image and the media, which I wrote for them and had published on 13 December.  Here’s the link if you are interested: http://jrnl.ie/303035. However, on foot…

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Following an article in the Irish national press recently that highlighted the lack of Government regulation in Ireland around counselling and psychology, I believe it would be helpful to talk about engaging in therapy in a way that is best for the client – YOU.  Sometimes the biggest barrier to recovering from a dysfunctional relationship…

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I have recently returned from both the NEDA Conference in L.A., and a short family vacation at the same time – combining work with pleasure.  Although I must say it was an absolute pleasure to attend the NEDA conference and meet so many positive, committed and interesting people over the two day event. (NEDA –…

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As an Eating Disorders Therapist, the majority of clients who come to me have poor body image.  And honestly, in this current time we live in, it is not surprising.  Insecurity sells.  It sells magazines, it sells beauty products, it sells cosmetic surgery and procedures from anti-ageing facials to Botox, it sells diets.  So the…

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