Colman Noctor

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“I’ll talk to you when you’re speaking in a normal voice . . . ” That, I have to confess, was a teenage son responding to me on one occasion. It work(...)

What is being billed as Ireland’s “first ever national yoga festival”, called NOURISH #YogaFSTVL, is scheduled for September 17th-23rd. Yoga studios, workshops and retreats all over Ireland will be opening their doors to welcome locals of all ages and abilities. For more information check out fstvlr.ie. Pictured is Jeanie Jyanti of Anam Solas Yoga.

1) The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is seeking volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors to staff its 24-hour national freephone helpline outside offi(...)

Parents should show their anxious teenage children that, no matter what the results, they have your support. Photograph: iStock

Some two months after finishing their exams, tens of thousands of students will have made the journey this morning to their secondary school to receiv(...)

Fruit pickers Ashlynn O’Leary and Aoife Guiney with Jimmy Kearns, owner of Kearns Fruit Farm outside Enniscorthy in  Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Earlier this summer Jimmy Kearns hired 25-30 people in their late teens to work on his fruit farm a few miles outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Withi(...)

Prof Brendan Kelly said there was ‘no evidence base’ that any medication would work in the case of gaming addiction. Photograph: iStockphoto

The decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder is on balance the correct decision, a psychiatri(...)

“In the last five to 10 years, I would say anxiety has become the epidemic of this generation,” says Dr Colman Noctor, a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St Patrick’s mental health services.

It’s hard to say when or why it began, says Amy. Anxiety always seemed to hover in the background of her life, even during primary school. Her mother (...)

By posting on social media we seek ‘validation and recognition and likes’

“Liking how you look” has taken on a whole new meaning – particularly for teenagers who turn to social media for guidance and affirmation about their (...)

Colman Noctor,  child psychotherapist,  with his children Harry (2), Odhran (7), and Layla (4) at home in Co Wickow. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

This is part of series on the subject of burnout which continues next week in The Irish Times and on irishtimes.com. We would like to hear from reader(...)

Child psychotherapist Colman Noctor with his children Harry (2), Ódhran (7), and Layla (4) at home in Wickow. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Colman Noctor is the author of Cop On: What It Is and Why Your Child Needs It to Thrive and Survive in Today’s World. He has more than 20 years’ exper(...)

Happy days: children enjoy the adventure of going away and having their parents to themselves for seven days

When one of my teenage sons started rhapsodising at the dinner table one dark winter’s evening about how that summer’s holiday had been “one of the be(...)

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