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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 …

Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Clinical supervision is a requirement for all accredited therapists as well as those working towards accreditation and students who are working with clients as part of their training in counselling, psychotherapy and other therapy training models. There are various requirements for different accrediting bodies (IACP and IAHIP for example). …

Who am I?

Mother, Father, sister, brother, the responsible one, the fixer, the rescuer, the comedian, the negotiator, the caretaker, the addict, the child. Who are you? We all have a place in our family of origin but that may not necessarily be who we are, to our family & friends or even work colleagues. We are very …

Do Men and Women Grieve Differently? How Gender Impacts Loss

Grief Grief is a natural response that arises from losses that we encounter in life.  Many people think of grief as something that is linked to death.  Although death is the ultimate loss, we do encounter other losses that trigger grief such as loss of a job, a relationship, moving house/moving to a new area, …