Shane Carthy: ‘I was two years wearing that mask, but internally I was crumbling’

Dublin footballer on the challenges of tackling his mental health issues
Irish Times Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 06:00
Ian O’Riordan

The last thing Shane Carthy wants or expects right now is to walk back on to the Dublin panel.
Not with his utterly changed perspective on life and football and everything else in between. Or indeed his heightened sense of what exactly constitutes success.
What he does want, and expects of himself, is to give it his best shot, and whether that’s good enough time will tell.
In the meantime the telling of his story, his crippling and at times terrifying experience with depression in the aftermath of Dublin’s All-Ireland winning success of 2013, to breaking point a year later, aged only 19 and the rising star of the county under-21 team, has been proving both therapeutic and rewarding.
It has been the latter in helping him realise how fortunate he’s been to come through it all, including the good and bad days with Dublin football.

Six days before Christmas, in a lengthy online blog, Carthy wrote frankly and eloquently about his journey over the last four and a half years.
It detailed, without overdramatising, the downward spiral which, days after producing a man-of-the-match display in Dublin’s 2014 Leinster under-21 final win over Meath, saw him wake up in St Patrick’s Mental Hospital.
Only then did he begin to face up to “the inner demons I had kept away from for many years”.
Under the very deliberate headline ‘I’m No Longer Surviving, I’m Living!’, Carthy also explains what ultimately brought him back to where he is now, just turned 24 and more determined to ever to revive his football career with Dublin.
“The first intention with the blog was to busy myself, to give something back to myself, positively, and maybe further afield in the sporting community,” says Carthy, who in …read more

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South Connaught IAHIP Regional Meating

The South Connaught IAHIP regional meetings are being re-established.

The first meeting is arranged for Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Time: 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

DISCUSSION TOPIC: Focusing in Therapy: Inviting the client’s fresh edge. Interactive seminar exploring Gene Gendlin’s focusing approach.

The theme will be presented by Simon McKibbin with the accompaniment of Marta Fabregat

Venue: Sccul Sanctuary Kilcornan, Clarinbridge

Address: Bungalow 9, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway.

CPD: CPD points are awarded for attendance at regional meetings.

Students and pre-accredited members are very welcome.

Contact: Maura Dolan, 087 130 1731 or Stephanie Burke 087 065 7782

Focusing in Therapy: Inviting the Client’s Fresh Edge

Interactive seminar exploring Gene Gendlin’s Focusing approach

“There is no negative energy because what is negative, what is blocked, bears the solution implicitly within itself.” Gene Gendlin

What is Focusing?
It is a way of ‘coming home’ to yourself – a means of radical acceptance – inviting a sense of space and forward flow around even ‘impossibly stuck’ places. It is an exquisitely sensitive way of ‘being with’ what our (inner) world is telling us, often in the form of subtle feelings/sensations, in a way that is safe and gentle.

In therapy

As a therapist, focusing will offer you a mode of operating beyond the cognitive into the realm of the ‘body – intuitive’ supporting and inviting the client to connect with their deeper innate sense of what ‘right’ is for them. Classically there are 6 key steps in the Focusing process: Clearing a Space, Felt-sense, Handle, Resonating, Asking and Receiving

The Seminar

An interactive, playful and informative session with time to explore the approach in small groups as well as in plenary. Come away with:

Job Vacancy – Sessional Counsellor

Part-Time Job Vacancy – Trinity College

Post Title: Sessional Counsellors
Post Status: Part-time, sessional work
Department: Student Counselling Services, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location: 7-9 South Leinster Street,
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Reports to: Clinical Manager
Salary: Subject to qualifications and experience
Hours of Work: Variable
Closing Date: 12 Noon GMT on Wednesday, 5th December 2018.

Apologies for the late notice but this just came into us.

Please click here Job Specification & for all the information in relation to this position and how to apply

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01 Dec 2018 : A Tribute to the work of Cormac Gallagher

The symptom of the psychoanalytic group and the transmission of psychoanalysis

The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and UCD School of Medicine will hold a two-day international conference on 30th November – 1st December 2018 in UCD Belfield, Dublin.

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30 Nov 2018 : A Tribute to the work of Cormac Gallagher

The symptom of the psychoanalytic group and the transmission of psychoanalysis

The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s University Hospital and UCD School of Medicine will hold a two-day international conference on 30th November – 1st December 2018 in UCD Belfield, Dublin.

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How to lose your clinical balance, while holding on to your therapeutic bearings, and other ideas on working therapeutically with a ‘treatment resistant’ client diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

How to lose your clinical balance, while holding on to your therapeutic bearings, and other ideas on working therapeutically with a ‘treatment resistant’ client diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

Don Boardman

Click below for full article

Don Boardman Article

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Systemic Cafe 27th November 2018 “Complaints – protecting the client and the therapist”

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Date: Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue: Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

Topic: Complaints: Protecting the client & the therapist.

The following members of the FTAI Complaints Sub-committee will lead the conversation:

• Ann Marie Burke
• Peter Caffrey
• Mara de Lacy

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) = 2 hours. CPD certificates will be issued by the Family Therapy Assoc. of Ireland (FTAI). See you @ the Systemic Café.

Date for your Diary Systemic Cafe 27th November 2018

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IAHIP Autumn/Winter Workshops 2018/19

BELOW IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR NOVEMBER

BOOKINGS STILL AVAILABLE ON https://iahip.org/workshops-2

A few places still available on the below workshops – please book soon

Saturday 10th November 2018

Dancing the Inner Body: Tuning In, Being Moved: Exploring the Unconscious Through Movement

Facilitators: José Castilho & Jessica Cottee

In this experiential workshop, Jessica and José show how Butoh can be used by Psychotherapists to explore different ways of expression, with the body as a living entity as the raw material. Through transformation – one of the most important elements of Butoh – the body plays with surreal themes and androgynous forms with total disregard to the intentional creation of beautiful movements; instead dancers express primal human conditions. Movement in Butoh starts deep inside the flesh and bones until it breaks on the skin of the dancer, as the unconscious finds its expression into consciousness through movement. For that reason, Butoh movements can tap into both physiological and emotional aspects of the body, embrace the entirety of time lived from birth, and arise from intuition or spirituality. “The manifestation of these inner elements and transformation from one to another are not expressed through techniques; rather, they have already been present within the dancer’s body and are actualized out of their dormancy.” (Masaki Iwana, Essays on the Art and Philosophy of Butoh) Jessica and José will guide participants to experience their own physical expression of hidden inner elements through a day of Butoh.

Jessica Cottee is an IAHIP pre-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, who trained at Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre and currently works with adults in private practice. With a background in languages and a passion for dance, she is curious about the ways of bringing a form to sensations and using creative practices as a vehicle for expressing uniqueness.

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Narrative Therapy – Exploring with “Maps”

Narrative Therapy – Exploring with “Maps”
2 Workshops
With
Therese Hegarty

In these two workshops, participants will explore some of the ideas from Foucault, Bruner and Myerhoff, which inspired the work of Michael White and learn to use the “maps” which guide his Narrative Practice [White 2007]
Experiential exercises will be used to allow participants understand the ideas behind Narrative Practice in relation to their own lives.
Participants will reflect on work they are involved in with families to clarify the meaning of dominant stories, preferred stories, problem saturated stories and alternative stories.
Structured interviews will be used so that participants have a chance to experience how Narrative “Maps” scaffold therapeutic conversations.

Journaling exercises will be offered to those who wish to continue the reflective aspect of the course.
Participants are advised to read ‘Maps of Narrative Practice” [White 2007 Norton] before day one or between day one and day two. This will greatly deepen the learning on the course and provide a guiding text to return to in the long term.

The Facilitator- Therese Hegarty
Following a career as a primary teacher, where the influence of family on children’s’ wellbeing in school was evident, Therese studied for the MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy at the Mater. She then set up a community based family therapy practice in West Tallaght where she works at present. In 2007/2008 she undertook the International Diploma in Narrative Therapy and Community Work in Adelaide. She gave keynote addresses at the Narrative Conference in Adelaide in 2008 and at the Narrative Therapy Conference in Grahamstown, South Africa in 2011.
Therese teaches Level One and Level Two Narrative Therapy courses on request. She facilitates an advanced Narrative Therapy training group which meets three time a year and she teaches Narrative Practice to future primary teachers on the BEd in Maynooth University.

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06 Oct 2018 10:00 : The Scene within the Scene

Subjectivity, Identity & the Nature of Perception. Hosted by Donna Redmond, Psychoanalyst, with Paola Mieli, Psychoanalyst, Apres Coup, New York & Barry O’Donnell, Psychoanalyst.

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