901, 2019

What is Addiction?

"Addiction isn't about alcohol and drugs. It's the absence of self. This absence is described as a hole in your soul. You can't love others when you are empty inside. Recovery peels back the painful layers and heals that hole through connection, honesty and hard work. To love one self, is the beginning of a lifetime recovery." Addiction presents itself in many forms. A

601, 2019

Free support service helps those who have suffered loss

By Maurice Garvey to A FREE support group for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide, was launched in Park West. The volunteer-run service takes place two evenings a week (Tuesday 4.30pm to 6 pm and Friday 7 pm to 8.30pm), at the Alethea Holistic and Healing Services. Alethea has been providing low-cost counselling service to people feeling suicidal

201, 2019

Life Happens with Struggles and Efforts

The new year is here! Welcome, 2019! What do you want in your life? It won’t just happen. Life doesn’t just happen, we create it. What we have today, we created that too. No use in blaming the world or anyone else. Terrible things happen to us all. and it’s terrible that terrible things happen, but it’s even more terrible if we allow terrible

1712, 2018

Tea & Empathy: Suicide Support Group at Alethea

Tea & Empathy Click here to watch the full video of Alethea’s official launch of Tea and Empathy Suicide Support Group which took place last Saturday the 15th of December at Alethea Holistic & Healing Centre. Much thanks to Cllr Mark Ward, Mayor South Dublin County Council, Sandra Healy, Head of Diversity and Inclusion DCU, and Gino Kenny TD, People before Profit, for speaking

712, 2018

Healed humans help other humans heal

And therein lies the cure for everything! Just keep loving. When we’re loving, we’re in our flow. Life is easy and uncomplicated. We’re smiling and bringing the best of ourselves to our world. It’s witnessed by the world in our kind, compassionate, non-critical, non-judgmental, encouraging response to those around us. It’s on those days when we become hard that needs our inner investigation and

212, 2018

How Meditation Can Change Your Life

Here at Alethea, we take our meditation classes seriously. Meditation can be extremely underrated. It can be seen as a little quiet time for yourself, a means to relax, and it is, but it’s much more than. Meditation can literally change every part of your life. Moving towards creating more self-love and release from self-destructive patterns in your life. It can heal the practitioner

112, 2018

Meditation and Happiness

If you were asked what you wanted in life to make you happy, what would you reply? A new house, car, job, more money, holidays, a partner, friends, more positive relationships with significant others in our lives, etc… the list may be endless. Most of what we desire would bring us pleasure, but would it bring us prolonged and lasting happiness? What is happiness? How do we

2711, 2018

Self-Love and Acceptance

Returning to self-love requires acceptance of every situation in your life. We don’t develop character through the good times, we develop character through overcoming the things that could have broke us, yet didn’t. The tough times shaped us into who we are today. I’m not suggesting you’d welcome another round in the emotional boxing ring with Conor McGregor as a means to build character,

2011, 2018

Suicide Loss and Support

TEA AND EMPATHY At Alethea Holistic and Healing Services, we’ve been talking about what we can do to support people experiencing loss through suicide for a while now. All of us, directly or indirectly, have experienced suicide. It’s devastating and we feel helpless in this situation. It’s on the increase, we gotta do something. We opened an affordable counselling service in April 2017. It’s

1511, 2018

Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas

Alethea Christmas homeless appeal! Give the gift of hope this Christmas and help the homeless. During the months of November and December 2018, Alethea will be collecting donations to support a charity who provides care for the homeless. Each Angel under our tree in Alethea will represent a Christmas Dinner for someone homeless in Dublin. All proceeds go to Hope In The Darkness who

1311, 2018

Standing as an Individual

Standing as an individual is not easy! Standing as an individual in this world is probably the hardest thing we’ll ever do. If life is constantly hard work, then it’s not working. No matter what circumstance life throws at you, the support of loving people around you makes most suffering lighter. Most pain we experience comes from the same source. Relationships. Whether with our

1211, 2018

Choice Theory and Taking Charge of Your Life

I came to Choice Theory/Reality Therapy in 1994, trained as an IACP psychotherapist, and went on to become an instructor at the WGII. This theory changed the course of my life. It stands behind everything we do at Alethea Holistic & Healing Centre. I don’t feel that there’s one person who passes the threshold of #Alethea, including the people who work there, who haven’t