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From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis Gardening

Wellness Wednesday: Gardening can cultivate calm and resilience in any crisis

As many people take to the garden during the Covid-19 shutdown, Fiann Ó Nualláin says there’s a mindful approach to the tasks that can improve wellbeing.

From TheJournal.ie 'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do' Coronavirus

'We must now prepare for the mental health damage that Covid-19 will do'

Lisa Molloy, head of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, says the Government must not drop the ball on mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic Mindfulness

Wellness Wednesday: How mindfulness and staying grounded can help during the Covid-19 pandemic

This week, Helen Byrne of The Mindfulness Centre and Kathryn Crowley, yoga teacher and artist share their thoughts on maintaining wellbeing.

From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction' Opinion

Wellness Wednesday: 'Distress around Covid-19 is not a mental illness. It's an understandable reaction'

Psychotherapist Gerry Cunningham urges us to use the supports available.

From TheJournal.ie Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate! Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: Mother Nature can help us cope with Covid-19 confinement. Time to walk, look and meditate!

Mindfulness teacher Gerry Raftery says Spring brings us much-needed stillness and simplicity.

From TheJournal.ie Bishop of Waterford warns against yoga and mindfulness in schools Not A Fan

Bishop of Waterford warns against yoga and mindfulness in schools

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan said that yoga was “not suitable for a parish school setting”.

From TheJournal.ie From the Garden: Cleaning the house and garden are not chores - but the route to enlightenment Column

From the Garden: Cleaning the house and garden are not chores - but the route to enlightenment

Since reading the book, I’ve started sweeping the floor every morning in a mindful way – it’s delightfully old school and calming at the same time, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout Opinion

Opinion: Multi-tasking makes you less productive - and can contribute to stress and burnout

Give yourself a break. Research shows that multi-tasking reduces productivity because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time, writes Siobhan Murray.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum' 8th Amendment

Column: 'We need to learn from how we treated each other during the referendum'

Whatever way we voted, we are all human beings and deserve respect, writes Philip Kirwan.

From The42 Looking to Jordan Spieth for mental preparation and finding solace in All-Ireland club success Mindfulness

Looking to Jordan Spieth for mental preparation and finding solace in All-Ireland club success

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash is gearing up for another championship season after bowing out in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final.

From The42 Zen and the art of National Leagues maintenance Mindfulness

Zen and the art of National Leagues maintenance

How the opening weekend of the national leagues taught Tommy Martin how to live in the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren Mental Health

Mindfulness in schools and less focus on points: What politicians want for Irish schoolchildren

The Oireachtas Education Committee has made a number recommendations to improve the mental health of school children.

From TheJournal.ie 11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says All In The Mind

11 minutes of mindfulness enough to make heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, study says

New research suggests that mindfulness is more effective than relaxation techniques at curbing drinkers’ urges.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work Speaking Out

Nearly half of us wouldn't feel comfortable discussing a mental health issue at work

That is according to the results of a new survey commissioned by One4All.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the 15th happiest country in the world Resilient

Ireland is the 15th happiest country in the world

The best examples of happiness maintenance after large external shocks were Ireland and Iceland, according to the report.

From TheJournal.ie GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning' Gardening

GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning'

From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour Pregnancy

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not just about chilling out': an experienced Dublin teacher explains how to meditate Dublin Buddhist Centre

'It's not just about chilling out': an experienced Dublin teacher explains how to meditate

Advice from Jnanadhara, who has been meditating for 20 years and teaching meditation full-time in Dublin for 12 years.

From TheJournal.ie Minding yourself this Christmas: How to protect your mental health at this time of year Be Kind To Yourself

Minding yourself this Christmas: How to protect your mental health at this time of year

It can be stressful at the best of times, here we take a look at how this Christmas can be a relaxing time.

From TheJournal.ie Suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness might help New Trial

Suffer from chronic pain? Mindfulness might help

About 35% of people in Ireland are affected by pain which has lasted for three months or more.

From TheJournal.ie Feeling a bit stressed? Here's how to have a mindful Monday Sponsored By HSE

Feeling a bit stressed? Here's how to have a mindful Monday

Our top tips for getting to a good place this Easter Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Your handy guide to minding yourself this St Patrick's Day Sponsored By The Hse

Your handy guide to minding yourself this St Patrick's Day

Put down that green face paint and read this.

From TheJournal.ie Bringing mindfulness into the workforce makes good business sense Opinion

Bringing mindfulness into the workforce makes good business sense

Overwhelmed employees are the most significant challenge to business success in Ireland, writes Joanne O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie This email tool wants to make your messages sound more confident Assertiveness

This email tool wants to make your messages sound more confident

Just Not Sorry aims to get rid of words that make a sender sound less confident like “I think”, “just”, and “sorry”.

12 easy ways to be really good to yourself this January

Self-care is important.

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness: what is it, and how do you do it? Sponsored By Suicide Or Survive

Mindfulness: what is it, and how do you do it?

Welcome to the first article in our series promoting mental well-being.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why you need mindfulness and how to bring it into your everyday Opinion

Here's why you need mindfulness and how to bring it into your everyday

The mind that is lost in past or future is not living, since the present is the only time we get to actually be alive, writes Helen Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control Opinion

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

From TheJournal.ie Our attention is pulled in so many directions these days – we need to find a sense of calm Opinion

Our attention is pulled in so many directions these days – we need to find a sense of calm

It is estimated that over 60,000 thoughts flow through our mind every day (and most of them are repeats).

From TheJournal.ie I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me Opinion

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

From TheJournal.ie Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses Depression

Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses

The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people want to be more mindful, if book sales are anything to go by Eat Pray Read

Irish people want to be more mindful, if book sales are anything to go by

‘The pressures of the recession have created a real need for peace and reflection.’

From TheJournal.ie Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life Littlethings

Why you need a 'mindfulness minute' in your life

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to help you keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie Feeling the New Year blues? These simple tips might help Be Kind To Yourself

Feeling the New Year blues? These simple tips might help

This can be a painful time for many people but it might be a great opportunity for you to face your problems.

From TheJournal.ie Like to start the year feeling more relaxed? These apps can help TechGuide

Like to start the year feeling more relaxed? These apps can help

Because we could all do with some peace of mind.

From TheJournal.ie “I should be looking forward to Christmas but it seems like a mountain I have to climb” Christmas

“I should be looking forward to Christmas but it seems like a mountain I have to climb”

Christmas can be turned into more of an ordeal than a celebration due to loneliness, financial worries or relationship breakdowns.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Have yourself a mindful Christmas Mindfulness

Opinion: Have yourself a mindful Christmas

Some tips to help you enjoy a peaceful and magical celebration.

From TheJournal.ie Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy Mental Health

Proof that depression and anxiety can be reduced without individual therapy

This could be great news for the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Develop your ‘mental fitness’ in work to find a sense of well-being Mindfulness

Opinion: Develop your ‘mental fitness’ in work to find a sense of well-being

All employees need to develop skills to manage some of the emotional barriers that prevent them from thriving at the workplace.

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