Welcome to Really Human

Hi.  My name is Jim Sheehy.  I live in a very beautiful part of the world here in Donegal, Ireland.  I work as a psychotherapist and life-skills trainer. This weekly blog is based on a project I’m starting called reallyhuman.ie. I have worked with individuals in therapy over many years, helping them in their healing and recovery.  I also present workshops in schools and communities around developing skills in managing life-issues and moods read more

 

Blog 14: Working with Dreams Part 2
09 May 2019 07:15Blog 14: Working with Dreams Part 2

Hi.  My name is Jim Sheehy.  This is reallyhuman.ie and this blog is on working with dreams part 2. Can I start by asking you to whizz back and remind yourself what I said in Part 1 of Working with Dreams. Great.  Thank you for doing that.  Can I also ask you if you have started remembering pieces of your dreams.  If so, have you ‘played’ with what they ‘symbolise’, what that character represents for you, or that event in the dream like [ ... ]

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Blog 13: Dignity and Quality of Life issues for people affected by chronic condition.
02 May 2019 11:07Blog 13: Dignity and Quality of Life issues for people affected by chronic condition.

Hi.  My name is Jim Sheehy.  This is reallyhuman.ie and this podcast is about Dignity and Quality of Life issues for people affected by chronic condition. Ever thought of ending it.  That’s it.  Cut out the shitty sentiment and be rid of me, the mess and the pain.  I’d be surprised if you didn’t.  Chronic condition is a zone when our body and mind have blazing rows; when one or the other go into lockdown and freeze the world out.  We pe [ ... ]

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Men Part 1 - Video Blog
30 Apr 2019 06:25

Hi all, this video, although focusing on men, is of interest to all so, ladies, take a peek.  I have a particular passion and belief in affirming and challenging men in where we find ourselves in today’s world.  Hopefully, what’s on the video around identity, men’s strengths and mentoring boys will be the start of a series of videos coming up.  Please share with those you care for.  Take care, Jim

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Blog 12: Motivation and how to find it
25 Apr 2019 07:26Blog 12: Motivation and how to find it

As a person and a therapist, motivation is very difficult to locate and describe.  It’s like the seasons when it flourishes and then withers, springs to life when least expected and nowhere to be found despite any amount of willpower.  Probably the most frustrating quality in ‘motivation’ is its insistence on being the leader.  Imagine it had a voice: ‘You need me to get up and going.  Pause right there! Too much pressure!  I will decide  [ ... ]

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Hurt and Anger - Video Blog
23 Apr 2019 06:51

Hi all, this video explains how hurt and anger lies at the heart of anxiety and depression.  We all experience the pain of loss in different ways.  Most of the time, we can process the pain and move on with our lives.  At other times, the situation overwhelms us and life gets stuck and we feel trapped and helpless.  So, we become anxious and / or depressed. In this video, I focus particularly on managing anger when our whole self screams -  ‘ T [ ... ]

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Jim Sheehy M.Ed. MIACP
Leitir
Kilcar
Co Donegal 
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