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Choosing Something New

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : psychotherapy 


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I’ve recently read two novels- coincidentally, both by Irish writers- which have explored how we make significant personal choices in our lives.  In both Love And Summer by William Trevor and Brooklyn by Colm Toibín, the main character finds herself at a crossroads, forced to decide between radically different courses of action. All options involve conflicts of love, relationship...


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Comedy and Cruelty: looking under the surface

Posted by Helen Hayes on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, In : psychotherapy 

Many insights into aspects of human experience can be found in literature, theatre, cinema and other art forms.  A few weeks ago I saw a play at the Young Vic, The Beauty Queen of Lenane (www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-beauty-queen-of-leenane) which left me with a lot of feelings and thoughts.

I was actually quite irritated by the first half of the play as I felt it was drawing on ...


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Anxiety, Excitement & the Challenge of New Experiences

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

I’m new to blogging and I noticed that I felt quite anxious when I posted up my very first blog entry last week. 

It made me think about how I, and other people, tackle things which are unfamiliar, especially when it seems like everyone else has been doing this forever and is totally at ease with it.  Sometimes it is just a matter of taking a deep breath and plunging right in, tru...


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