God, Psychiatric Illness & Uncovering Meaning

The psychiatrist Professor Viktor Frankl recounted in one of his many books an experience a student of his had whilst a patient in a psychiatric hospital. It refers to a time when psychiatry was much less enlightened and sophisticated than it is today. Nonetheless, it is demonstrative of the fact that we can find meaning … More God, Psychiatric Illness & Uncovering Meaning

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How Can Life Go On? Looking To Viktor Frankl

The text from the Holocaust Memorial Service held in Cliftonville Moravian Church on 29/1/17: In our Old Testament lesson, the prophet Micah brings to the fore a community that has suffered much hardship, but has brought justice and mercy to the forefront of their thinking.  Interestingly, there is a recognition that with such enormous injustice, … More Holocaust Memorial Day 2017: How Can Life Go On? Looking To Viktor Frankl

Holocaust Memorial Day & Mental Health

Friday past marked Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK, and the International Holocaust Memorial Day across the globe. Each year people come together, from across religious and cultural divides to remember the genocides that have scarred humanity deeply and irrevocably. Many moving commemorative events have taken place; some have been very public events, whilst others … More Holocaust Memorial Day & Mental Health

Holocaust Memorial Day: A Unique Insight Into Prof. Viktor Frankl

Viktor & I: An Alexander Vesely Film (2010) Screening on Thursday 26th January, 7.30pm @ The Strand Arts Centre, Belfast Part of Holocaust Memorial Day Viktor & I is about famous Holocaust survivor, Dr. Viktor Frankl, author of ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’. Filmmaker Alexander Vesely travelled the world to document the personal and unique side … More Holocaust Memorial Day: A Unique Insight Into Prof. Viktor Frankl

Forthcoming Seminar: Spirituality, Mental Health & Reflective Practice

Spirituality, Mental Health & Reflective Practice Thursday 7th April 2016, 1pm – 5pm Mirabilis Health, Holywood House The interface between spirituality and mental health is becoming increasingly important for Clergy, Chaplains and Pastoral Carers. The emotional demands placed upon those working in pastoral care are such that reflective practice is invaluable in promoting practitioner wellbeing, … More Forthcoming Seminar: Spirituality, Mental Health & Reflective Practice

Logotherapy & Existential Analysis: Is It For Me?

I’ve recently received my diploma in Logotherapy & Existential Analysis from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland (Dublin) and the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna).  I will therefore be offering Logotherapy (a meaning-centred approach to the treatment of a condition, illness, or maladjustment) at Mirabilis Health in Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, an innovative … More Logotherapy & Existential Analysis: Is It For Me?

Inheriting Trauma: New Insights from the Holocaust Published

According to an article published today in The Guardian reporting on a scientific paper authored by a research team at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital led by Dr. Rachel Yehuda and published in Biological Psychiatry, genetic changes resulting from trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children. Yehuda and her … More Inheriting Trauma: New Insights from the Holocaust Published