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Ger’s November 18 Monthly Update

Ger's Monthly Update Only Natural

A new remedy for winter and summer

All Seasons’ Complex is the latest addition to the Irish Botanica herbal range of which we’re particularly fond. The range is the brainchild of David Foley, a consultant medical herbalist, trained in both Western and Chinese herbal medicine. He has been involved with herbs for over 30 years. First as a grower and then having been trained at the College of Phytotherapy to become a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, the oldest body of practising herbalists in existence (est. 1864) . He did a post-grad in Chinese Herbal Medicine to become a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. He runs a busy practice in both Letterkenny and Derry for the last 20 years as well as a busy health food store for nearly 25 years along with his wife in Letterkenny.

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Colin Smith – KI Health Steps

Colin Smith

We’re happy to be working with Colin Smith, Natural Health Practitioner from Ferns, whom many of you will have heard on South East Radio where he does a regular natural health spot. Resulting from many years of his own practice Colin has brought a remarkable range of health supplements aimed at general and, in particular cardiovascular, health to the market and here’s Colin’s own summing up of their benefits. Colin will be in Only Natural to introduce and sample his range on the 23rd and 24th of November so be sure to come in for a chat with him if you have any issues which he might be able to help you with on one of these days.

Putting Your Heart Into It

Ki Health Steps is a Wexford based company located in Ferns owned and managed by husband and wife team Colin & Lorraine Smith.

Colin has over 30 years’ experience working as an alternative therapist in many different sectors, specialising in Arthritis and cardiovascular issues as well as many other complaints. He has always had a passion for health and nutrition and how to help people live a long and healthy lifestyle in a simplistic way but also how to reverse illness. read more →

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Featured Therapist – Psychotherapist Mary Moran

psychotherapyPsychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and overcome problems in desired ways. Psychotherapy aims to increase each individual’s well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviours, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social functioning.
This definition of the work of a psychotherapist shows just how fundamental the role is, to offer professional help when our emotional or mental processes are acting against our own best interests. Life throws challenges in everyone’s path and there are times for all of us when the ‘mirror’ that a skilled therapist can help us to look into can be a big part of the healing process. That’s what friends are for I hear you say and, while I don’t doubt that our friends are central to our ‘support network’ and that friendships are vital for our emotional health, there are also times and issues which need the trained approach of the therapist.

Which is where psychotherapist, Mary Moran comes in – this is Mary’s own description of her role:
Mary-Nolan-imageI’m Mary and I’ve been working as a psychotherapist and counsellor since 1997. I work with individuals and their problems and I also work with relationships and couple issues.

I trained in The Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire and I’m accredited with The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I’m also a Registered General Nurse.

It’s from my nursing baseline that I began to learn and realise that the signs and symptoms manifesting in our bodies can often be symptomatic of an underlying cause. We all need to be listened to and heard. We, each and everyone has our story, our hurts, our fears and our individual thoughts about how life “should” be.

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