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Men… It is OK not to be OK

In my work as a therapist, I sense that many of my clients, indeed society have accepted the situation that we are all in. COVID 19 was an unprecedented outbreak, who would have expected a tiny virus would put the whole world into shutdown. Now as we approach  May 18th, and as our country begins […]

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What Buddhism means to me

In a guest blog to celebrate Buddha Day we have an inspiring personal story: As I write this I am reflecting on the title, what Buddhism means to me, I’m more inclined to ask: Why I am a Buddhist? I have been aware of Buddhism for most of my life. Growing up in Catholic Ireland […]

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Coping with Financial Loss and Uncertainity

  Coping with Financial Loss and Uncertainty Financial loss and uncertainty are something that we all may have to deal with in our lives. Especially now, with a large proportion of the population out of work and unable to find new employment due to the pandemic and many small businesses suffering huge losses, more and […]

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Pros and Cons of Online Therapy

Pros and Cons of Online Therapy: As many practices have been forced to move their services onto the internet, including ourselves, we decided to look at the advantages and disadvantages, so clients know what to expect if they want to make the transition to online therapy. Advantages   More time efficient- Taking the lengthy commute […]

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Living in Uncertain Times

It is no exaggeration that currently we are living in one of the most uncertain times of the 21st century. Many people are expressing that it is not the present situation that they are finding most distressing but this uncertainty around what is to come. This is not surprising. We seek comfort in our routines […]

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Adjusting to Self Isolation

Adjusting to Isolation: As we have been strongly urged as a nation to stay inside our homes for the foreseeable future, different people are having very different reactions to the change of circumstances. Psychologists have found that feelings of uncertainty cause us to have more extreme reactions to our circumstances, be that positively or negatively. […]

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Today is World Theatre Day

Today is World Theatre Day and 2020 is a year with even more challenges for the performing arts community all over the world.  The importance of art and culture cannot be understated, even in these very difficult and challenging times.  Creativity is what’s going to be driving the economy forward. Under the Rainbow is very grateful […]

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Sharing our story with the nation

Image courtesy of RTÉ A few weeks ago Helen and I found ourselves walking down the steps, carefully so as not to trip, onto the set and into the arms of Ryan Tubridy, the host of Ireland’s long-running television chat show. Wow. It followed our piece on his radio show last year where we seemed […]

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International Women’s Day 2020

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. I have had the privilege of having an insight into the world of women. I grew up in very much a female dominate household. I have no brothers but two sisters. Early in my development, I gained a confidence of being in the company of women. I, perhaps, developed […]

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Happy Pay Day Ladies!

Today, 4th March 2020 is considered to be Women’s Pay Day in the UK.  Today is the date on which female employees start getting paid compared to their male counterparts, indicating that women work 63 days for free. In Ireland research shows that women are generally paid 16% less than their male colleagues.  We are working our […]

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