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Staying Home St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day

Legend has it that St Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland.

Today we are in a fight to drive the coronavirus from our shores.

Our first job is to settle ourselves, and we need to be compassionate towards ourselves and give ourselves the time we need to do that.

Only after that can become beacons for others.

Here are some resources that could help us during this difficult period.


Coronavirus – Psychological perspectives from the British Psychological Society

For those of us with pets, they can be a valuable resource

Association for Coaching

Free Mindfulness course from the WholeBeing Institute

Mindful Living Summit is a free online event, March 19-22, 2020

Some resources from Stephen Porges

Here are a few relevant resources we have selected that we hope you find helpful. Please feel free to share them with people in your family and community:


Resources from Seph Fontane Pennock

We will do this by helping you inspire the resilience, coping, and acceptance skills that we are all going to need in this turbulent time with the ‘The Crisis Kit’.

It’s a free, downloadable PDF containing five of the most relevant, science-based positive psychology tools.

You can download it directly on this page (no need to opt-in):

Upon clicking the link, you will find the following tools:

  • Eye of the Hurricane Meditation (+ audio)
  • Dealing With Uncontrollable Circumstances
  • The Unwanted Guest
  • Window of Tolerance
  • My Resilience Plan (The Four S’s)

These are some of the best tools we know of for helping people to:

  • use their mental resources well
  • connect to a place of inner peace
  • become aware of factors within and beyond personal control
  • practice acceptance-based coping
  • remain calm and composed in the face of stress

My hope is that you will download and read this PDF and find more ways to be of help to those you care about.

You may find something in it for your own peace of mind.

‘The Unwanted Guest’ tool, for example, has been of great help to me in dealing with intrusive ‘unwanted’ thoughts.


You may want to register with the Crisis Cover Staff Panel


Some of you  may have lost work due to the COVID crisis, if so you are entitled to a 6 week social welfare payment.

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a new social welfare payment for employees and self-employed people who are unemployed or who have their hours of work reduced during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This includes people who have been put on part-time or casual work. Students who have lost employment can also apply.

Details here:







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