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Unhealthy Relationships: Types and Symptoms

  A relationship is where two or more people or groups are connected and behave towards each other. Human beings are complex. Therefore, relationships are complex. When we are in healthy relationship with another or a group, there is a feeling of reciprocity and both parties get their needs met. Relationships can be a source …

What is Family Dysfunction and How Can Change Occur

Families essentially operate as systems or organisms. A system is a collection of items which are interdependent and organised for a common purpose. For example, in car production, the product moves from station to station along an assembly line, with different workers performing various production tasks along the way. If a particular station is defective …

Le deuil périnatal, la perte précoce.

La fausse couche précoce est un événement très fréquent qui concerne entre 15 et 20% des grossesses, soit environ 200,000 femmes chaque année en France. En effet, même si la fausse couche précoce est la complication la plus courante de la grossesse puisqu´une femme sur quatre y est confrontée, elle est souvent banalisée, Cette perte …

Miscarriage. A silent loss.

Early miscarriage is the most common obstetric complication. One in four women are said to experience miscarriage at some point of their reproductive lives. In recent years, research has highlighted that following a miscarriage many couples go through painful loss and a particularly complex grieving process. Grief is a natural and healthy reaction to loss. …

The challenges of returning home to Ireland

For many Irish people living abroad Christmas is a great milestone. Tickets are booked well in advance to avoid soaring prices. The build-up involves excitement, the prospects of meeting family, of where we will go, who we will see. Once we have reached our destination, we are rarely disappointed, friends, family, festivities, warmth and merrymaking …

The Importance of Sleep for a Healthy Mind and Body

  Research on sleep has been widespread and in-depth for many years. When it comes to our well-being, this research has shown time and again that proper amounts of sleep and rest lower a person’s risk of developing mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. It is therefore with little shock, that I listen …

When Eating Disorders Our World. A Psychoanalytic Approach

307.51 Bulimia: The essential features are episodic binge eating accompanied by an awareness that the eating pattern is abnormal, fear of not being able to stop eating voluntarily, and depressed mood and self-deprecating thoughts following the eating binges. (DSM p69) This is how bulimia is classified in the most commonly used diagnostic manual of our …

Understanding Trauma

Trauma, or the body’s loss of its natural ability to cope, is something that is being experienced by people ever more increasingly these days.  Traumatic responses manifest in our bodies when we experience a situation that overwhelms us in such a way that our normal habitual resilience and capacity to cope seem to suddenly desert …