5 tips for getting through hospital scans

Thump. The sound of your hospital scan appointment letter landing on the doormat. Or is it the sound of your heart falling to your shoes? Hospital scans are a difficult part of life after a cancer diagnosis. And it’s hard.…

Summer Life Enhancing Workshops from Grainne Nolan

Grainne Nolan, one of our regular contributors here on Happy Magazine with her beautiful meditations, is holding three Summer Life Enhancing Workshops over the next couple of months. They’re going to be a really enjoyable way to spend a few…

How to help your adult child through their cancer

Today we are very pleased to introduce a new contributor here on Happy Magazine. Clare Reed is a CBT Cancer Therapist and also a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor. Clare is going to be joining us here on the website…

How To Face Up To And Address My Mental Health – Audience Q&A from WellFest 2018

I’m not normally a fan of audience Q&A sessions but this one was different. In this afternoon session from WellFest last weekend, Psychologists Gerry Hussey and Dr Clare Kambamettu and Physiotherapist Scott Murphy answered questions from the audience in the…

Free Summer Wellness Events

Wowee! Check out this amazing community initiative happening from 17 June in Clondalkin, Dublin – free summer weekend wellness events including yoga, mental health talks, pilates, mindfulness and reiki. Organised by Somers Psychotherapy, the events are run free for the…

Thinking about Thinking – Dr Clare Kambamettu at WellFest 2018

Today we’re bringing you Dr Clare Kambamettu’s talk on ‘Thinking about Thinking’ from WellFest last weekend. In her talk, Dr Kambamettu talks about the importance of taking care of our mental health through spending some time thinking about our thinking. She…

CBT as a complementary therapy for cancer

Pam Watson is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist working in Ennis, Co. Clare. In today’s post, Pam explains what CBT is and how it might help you with your cancer diagnosis.  A cancer diagnosis brings with it…

My reiki experience

A little while ago the lovely Grainne from Reiki Healing From Within invited me to come for a reiki session with her at her home in Lucan, Co Dublin. I love Grainne’s beautiful meditations and couldn’t wait to experience what…

Acupuncture as a complementary therapy for cancer

Today’s article is from Hannah O’Connell, an Acupuncture Therapist based in Ennis, Co Clare. Hannah also worked as part of the holistic therapy team at the ARC Cancer Support Centres in Dublin. Here she shares how acupuncture might benefit you…

When and How to use Essential Oils

If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, please consult with your medical team before beginning to use any essential oils as some oils may interact with certain cancer treatments. To find an accredited aromatherapist in Ireland, please click here.