In light of recent events and the Irish governments decision to seal documents in relation to Mother and Baby homes for the next 30 years, this article first published in 2014 makes for hard reading. “Thirty years after her son was sent to the United States from Manor House mother-and-baby home, in Castlepollard, Pat Thuillier (née Eyres) obtained the two “relinquishing” forms she had supposedly signed at the time. One had been used by the nuns to obtain a passport for her son from the Department of External Affairs and the other to convince an American court that she consented to her son’s adoption there. But the signatures on the two forms were radically different. One, at least, was a forgery. Both were notarised, on the same day, by the same solicitor.” ... See MoreSee Less
Shameful. My granny was an Orphan and lived in the Nazareth House, derry, hired out to farmers across the country every summer and raised with shame to say the least. They have a lot to answer for, and the sooner the better for the sake of Church preservation. Who wants to sit and pray with these people every Sunday? Not me. Own up and accept responsibility, practice what they preach, repent. Maybe then some faith can be restored. Articles and untold truths like this just turn us further away.
On Thursday 26th November 2020 (Thanksgiving Day), Ag Eisteacht, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) will hold a one-day webinar and virtual workshops to support...
Our Associates Action Trauma are delighted to announce the launch of its Virtual Intergenerational Trauma Conference, bringing together over 3,500 delegates on 19th and 20th January 2021.This excitng event includes World Experts and a varity of Presentations and Discussion. Click on the link below for full details and how to book. ... See MoreSee Less
Good read “Emotions are running high… and it is getting more and difficult to understand the worldviews and behaviors of the other people in your life. At the very least, it's challenging to remain consistently warm, available, and responsive to them. And these are the same behaviors—being consistent, warm, available, and responsive—that enable you to act as a secure base, help others regulate their own emotions, and facilitate them exploring their own attitudes and beliefs. One tool that can enable you to remain present and facilitate a healing space (for you and the other person) is mentalizing.” ... See MoreSee Less
Very interesting read for all those engaged in Therapeutic Work based on research. “Until recently, most studies of this alliance could show only that it correlates with better mental health in clients, but advances in research methods now find evidence for a causal link, suggesting that the therapy relationship might indeed be healing. Similarly, research into the traits of effective therapists has revealed that their greater experience with or a stricter adherence to a specific approach do not lead to improved outcomes whereas empathy, warmth, hopefulness and emotional expressiveness do.” ... See MoreSee Less
Attachment theory suggests that early interactions with caregivers can dramatically affect your beliefs about yourself, your expectations of others, and how you cope with stress and regulate your emot...
Interesting read. “For more than 70 years, psychologists have recognized that the ability to form emotional relationships begins in early childhood. A healthy relationship between a child and their caregiver lays the foundation for healthy attachments throughout an individual’s life. “If you come from a world with good attachments, you are more likely to go on to develop good attachments,” says psychotherapist Toby Ingham. On the other hand, he says, “People who have gone through traumatic events in childhood often have problems with attachments.” As they have difficulty forming attachments, such individuals struggle to maintain close relationships and may have problems with commitment.” ... See MoreSee Less
As an increasing number of patients are seeking professional treatment for attachment disorders, clinicians need to stay up to date on the latest developments to mitigate the far-reaching effects of t...
Recent article from Psychology Today ...“So let’s address some of the discouraging comments adults make to parents using some of the aforementioned professionals’ responses. Doesn’t too much attention spoil babies? Dr. Margaret Ribble replies: “It is obviously true that unwise attention prolongs dependency and thus spoils a baby. But mother love is a good deal like food; we do not stop giving it because the child may get too much or the wrong kind. It has to be expressed regularly so that the child expects; a little at a time, and frequently, is the emotional formula. When it is given in this way independence, rather than dependence, is fostered. For independence is the outgrowth of a feeling of security and completeness, whereas the deep dependency of the first months of life is a natural biological condition which characterizes babies, and not a trait which has been produced by too much care.” (1943, pp. 13-14)” ... See MoreSee Less