10. October 2019
Sad girl drinking coffee.
People often cope with life’s challenges by saying everything happens for a reason. However, that's bad thinking and bad advice, I argued in last week's Southern Star.
01. October 2019
Nervous woman  walking on tightrope.
My most recent Southern Star column explored what's known as impostor syndrome – a sense that you are a fake, someone not nearly as competent as others seem to think, a fraud who has achieved things by fooling others or through luck. The column is reproduced below. ‘I always had this thing where I thought, “What am I doing here? I'm about to get found out. Everybody in the stadium is going to find out I've been getting lucky for years. Everybody in the stadium is going to find out I've...
12. September 2019
Do people believe what they want to believe? It's a bit more complicated than that, I argued in last week's Southern Star. The column is reproduced below. Sometimes, you might fall out with someone close to you and think: how can they not see they’re wrong? How can they say black is white? How can they not see what’s right in front of their eyes? It’s often said people believe what they want to believe, but that’s not the whole story. It’s more accurate to say we are prone to...
29. August 2019
Man fighting intrusive thoughts.
Unwanted intrusive thoughts can cause huge torment. Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton offers tips on how to rid them of their power.
08. August 2019
OCD thoughts.
Could I be a paedophile and not know it? What if I’m gay? What if I'm straight? CBT therapist Linda Hamilton explores the problem of intrusive thoughts and Pure OCD.
25. July 2019
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton shares some psychology tips to help you get the most out of your holidays.
18. July 2019
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton offers some mental health tips for parents who may be concerned about their teenage children.
04. July 2019
Socially-anxious man.
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton explains why we should not allow our feelings to guide our actions and beliefs.
20. June 2019
Woman laughing.
Kinsale CBT therapist Linda Hamilton explores what Worry Trick author Dave Carbonell has to say about laughing at your worries.
06. June 2019
Number 13.
In last week's Southern Star, I explored the downsides of superstitious thinking. The column is reproduced below. Are you superstitious? Would you feel uncomfortable if you walked under a ladder or lost a lucky charm you carried around with you? Or perhaps you think there’s probably no truth to these old notions, but there’s no harm in heeding them anyway? Is this true? Are these just harmless quirks? Or can holding onto superstitious beliefs get you into trouble? Certainly, many people are...

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