Entries by FTAI

I love you, you’re perfect, now change

I love you, you’re perfect, now change DON BOARDMAN It’s that time of year when that rosy-cheeked, potbellied, bow strung Valentine’s cherub reappears. As you weave your way through heaving Hallmark stands I invite you to consider the question raised by the old tunesmith: ‘what is that thing called love?’ There are few things harder […]

GET REAL: This season, give yourself the gift of authenticity

Get real: This season, give yourself the gift of authenticity Being true to yourself is good for your mental health. Here’s our guide to being authentic Anne McCormack Irish Times 13th December 2016 There has been a lot of talk lately, at a national, local and personal level, about the importance of putting mental health […]

Report on EFTA CONFERENCE – Athens 28 September – 1 October 2016

Now that the 9th EFTA conference is over and we have had time to recover our energies and reflect on the experience, I am writing to update you on what was a very busy and productive conference for our Irish participants. First some background – The European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) is the European association […]

#Love – 21st Century Relationships – Trish Murphy

Want sex and intimacy? You need courage and honesty Broadside: Loss of sexual desire after the early stages can prove difficult to fix Mon, Sep 19, 2016, , Irish Times Trish Murphy Perhaps sex is another area of our lives that we have to excel in and we are too exhausted or too fearful of […]

The Recent Tragedy in Cavan

The Recent Tragedy in Cavan Sometimes it is hard to make sense of a senseless act. Some things are even harder to acknowledge. As individuals, families and communities, we are all struggling to comprehend the recent events in Cavan. One thing that makes sense is that we need to talk. It may not always be […]

Remember – Leaving Cert results do not determine the future

Not all students will get desired results but there are ways to lessen the feelings of failure Anne McCormack Irish Times – Tuesday 11th August 2015 Planning ahead and thinking about ways to cope with possible disappointment may be useful for results day. Disappointment is an inevitable part of life. Everyone feels it at some […]