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Psychology

A Gateway Mindfulness Exercise

When I was doing therapist training in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, we looked at a number of thought intervention exercises to experiment with when an unhelpful thought is anchoring you in a place of self loathing, or self criticism or…

How Many Basic Needs Do We Have?

Do you ever think about what you really need to be fully the person you are, and to what extent you need those things? The things you need to be in place in order to be you, all of you, fully you. I need my dog and my friends and my work.…

The Real Reason We Need Trigger Warnings

“Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness.” Carolyn Spring Rolling your eyes at “trigger warnings” or “content notes”…

Living With An Acquired Brain Injury

'Sorry, could you not ask me two questions at the same time?' my friend Dorothy implores, looking frustrated. She hasn't had an easy time of it, but despite that, she is not one to wallow or complain or put up with people asking her two…