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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

 

A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 4
23 Apr 2020 08:00A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive  What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 4

Stay in Balance - body, mind, spirit We sometimes ignore the simple.  We are very special as a species in that we take a lifetime trying, and often failing, to juggle the three elements that need equal attention.  With the body, we can become obsessed or neglectful with sleep, exercise, food and drink.  There are specialists who make a living advising us how to sleep enough hours, shape and weigh our body mass, caution us as to what we allow int [ ... ]

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A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 3
22 Apr 2020 08:00A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive  What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 3

 5 needs: connection, attunement, trust, autonomy, love and sexuality What brings us all together, whether young or old.  In each day of our lives, we hunger for these assurances that we are loved and cared for, that we belong and that we make a difference.  These needs can be experienced very differently but their absence withers our capacity and desire to live. Connection is reaching out and someone or something returns undivided attention.   [ ... ]

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A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 2
21 Apr 2020 08:00A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive  What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 2

3 states we all experience - victim, survivor, warrior/ambassador of healing  If life is very difficult, we ask questions of ourselves.  What’s wrong with me? Why do I get trapped and stuck, not wanting to connect and engage?  This is ‘the victim’ zone and is a natural and understandable place to inhabit for a while.  Because I do have limitations and others might manage difficulties better and quicker.  But when we ask another question:  [ ... ]

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A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive. What gives purpose, motivation and energy Part 1
20 Apr 2020 09:00A Philosophy for staying and feeling alive.  What gives purpose, motivation and energy  Part 1

I am a psychotherapist and teacher.  Psychology helps us in life in the way of transforming how we think and what we believe about ourselves.  If negative becomes positive in our mind, then our feelings, body and behaviours change from toxic to healthy.  However, psychology for some people isn’t very effective.  What works for them is finding a reason to live, to feel connected with a life-attitude.  This kind of people are asking questions lik [ ... ]

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Blog 21: Sex and Love
27 Feb 2020 07:49Blog 21: Sex and Love

Hi.  My name is Jim Sheehy.  This is reallyhuman.ie and this blog is about ‘Sex and Love’. Catchy title! Sex immediately has the effect of a zone that attracts or repels. It is 'in your face' on media platforms and simultaneously a deeply private domestic chamber of passion or distrust.  Each generation has a totally different take on sex. My generation was prudish and awkward; the current generation focuses on extending sex to its limits re  [ ... ]

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Jim Sheehy M.Ed. MIACP
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