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    • FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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    Continuing the fight…

    Firstly, I would like to thank those who have taken the time to write to me on Facebook or via text message to offer their support to me during the past few weeks. Kind words of support or an acknowledgement of your struggle really does help when faced with tough anxiety filled days. A special

    • JANUARY 29, 2016
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    WIthdrawals

    Well, after 3 years and 3 different types of anti-anxiety / anti depression medication (Lexapro / Effexor / Mirtazapine) I am on my first week of being medication free. Initially, when I began to consider this process, I contacted my GP who asked me who I preferred to help with the tapering of the medication.

    • DECEMBER 22, 2015
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    Recovery continued…

    Over the next few months I attempted to put in place a structure to my daily life based on what I had learned about myself in the preceding few months. My life became a routine of getting out of bed at a reasonable time, going to the gym, eating healthy food regularly, playing my guitar, meditation, one

    • DECEMBER 8, 2015
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    A topic close to my heart – Part 4 – Recovery Continued

    Christmas…In the past, before any of this happened, I never really understood why people always felt worse around this time. It is a period of joy and happiness, sitting around the fire with your family enjoying food and stories. Now I can see why there are always more issues around this time and I think the crux of

    • NOVEMBER 20, 2015
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    A topic close to my heart – Mental Health – Part 3 – Recovery

    On returning to Ireland, I would love to write that I unpacked my bags, took my medication and lived happily ever after…but that wouldn’t be true to real life. What actually happened was a little different, as I found myself back at the home that I had left to go to Carlow IT in 1999.

    • NOVEMBER 3, 2015
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    A topic close to my heart – Part 2

    During this time I thought it best to go and speak to someone with regards to what was going on, and I went to see my GP in NZ. She took some scores on a questionnaire and gave me some medication. When I asked her what the results of the test were, she told me that

    • OCTOBER 26, 2015
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    A topic close to my heart – Mental Health. Part 1.

    Over the past few months I have thought long and hard about whether or not I would post anything regarding this topic. I suppose, in the back of my mind, were a few things that caused me to hesitate until now. Firstly, from a professional point of view, if I was to ever apply to

    • JUNE 24, 2015
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    Concussion

    http://http://www.gaa.ie/content/documents/publications/player_welfare/GAA%20Concussion%20Management%20Guidelines%202013-2016%20-%20Amended%20Jan%202015.pdf Hi everyone, It has been a long while since my last blog, and I hope this article finds all the readers enjoying summer and in good health both mentally and physically. This week I wanted to discuss the topic of concussion within the GAA. My background has been predominantly based in the world of

    • FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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    New Website!

    Hey everyone, glad to have my website up and running! Special thanks to my website designer Mr. Sean Mc Elwain. Can’t recommend him highly enough. Have had a busy few weeks since the new year here at Metta Physio and Sports Services. Had the pleasure of meeting Mr Jonathan Bloomfield, Sports Scientist and Strength and