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by Dr. Eddie Murphy

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

  Pat came to see me a year ago. He described having difficulties in relationships, being possessive and jealous, struggling to stay on top of his job as he was unable to complete projects, being super critical on himself.  What transpired was that Pat’s mother was a alcoholic.  He could be described as an adult [...]

By |December 16th, 2015|Addiction|Comments Off on Adult Children of Alcoholics

A Psychologist’s View on Medication.

  Many people ask psychologists about medication for anxiety and depression. In fact I often think that people are more inclined to ask there counselor or psychologist than to their prescriber. From the outset clinical psychologists are not medical doctors and do not prescribe medications (in some America States they can prescribe). Aware, the organisation [...]

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10 tips for Mental Fitness – Irish Independent

Enhance Your Happiness Psychologists define happiness as any pleasures and few pains.    How would you define   Task 1             The Power of Relationships with Ourselves and Others   Life is about relationships. The most powerful relationship is the one you have in your head! Is your internal voice a poisoned parrot or a [...]

By |December 11th, 2015|Irish Independent, Mental Fitness|Comments Off on 10 tips for Mental Fitness – Irish Independent

A Parisian Nightmare

A Parisian Nightmare   Terrorism is about instilling fear. An attack on a football match, restaurant and a concert venue.  In general, the way we look at the world is ‘benevolent’ – that it’s a good place and that good things happen.  Boom, bang, shots fired and a world view is shattered.  The ordinary life [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on A Parisian Nightmare

Becoming Your Real Self

Are you your Real Self? Too often I find people investing time and energy into their front and ignoring their real self.  in the space between are emotional pains – Panic, Fear, sadness, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship conflicts, trauma  etc.  People knew where they want to go but don’t have the map or tools.   [...]

By |November 8th, 2015|Life Meaning, Real Self|Comments Off on Becoming Your Real Self

A Mindful Moment

A Mindful Moment Lots of us get caught up in the rat race of doing. There is not enough hours in the day to get the list done, in addition the lists seems to never end and new tasks get added quicker than we take them off. Take Ann, who I saw a number of [...]

By |November 1st, 2015|Mental Fitness, Mindfulness|Comments Off on A Mindful Moment

Helping Children Cope with Halloween Fears

The nights are closing in. The temperature is dropping it’s that time of year, Halloween. The  Púca has been replaced by Trick and ‘too much’ Treat.  I love this time of year, then again I have to say that I love the variation in our seasons, who wants to live in a mono-climate. Yesterday I [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|Coping, Life|Comments Off on Helping Children Cope with Halloween Fears

Carrickmines

Trauma & Coping   The tragic fire in Carrickmines and the death of Garda Tony Golden highlight the fragility of life. While our lives may be diverse from other groups or roles in society we are all tied by the common bond of humanity and loss. I am aware that these tragedy’s will amplify feels [...]

By |October 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Carrickmines

Hysterectomy Query

  June writes, Dr Eddie, I would appreciate your insights and thoughts. Before anyone of my medical journey happened I am in a job – a caring profession - where I feel stressed, unsupported and burnt out.  It all started last May I had some bleeds. During this period between investigations and results, I convinced [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hysterectomy Query

Cyberbully – 2015 – RTE

Cyberbullying Digital technology has its upside and downsides. Our children are considered ‘Digital Natives’ i.e. able to navigate smart phones, tablets, computers, videogames and the internet. I look at my own son, Darragh who is 5yrs now and was able to manage games on the phone from 3yrs, he can change settings and leave me [...]

By |August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cyberbully – 2015 – RTE