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Welcome to our Insight Matters - Inspiring Change in Self and Society podcast!



Dil and Anne Marie are the Co-Founders of Insight Matters and with a team of 55 therapists they support the mental health of over 400 clients per week through their two city centre practices in Dublin. The support services are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Since its inception, it has been Dil's and Anne Marie's vision to make Insight Matters a national service.



Dil and Anne Marie have been through their own mental health journey and grappled with depression, anxiety, eating distress, sexual abuse, sexual identity, homophobia and discrimination. Coincidentally in 2006, before they met, they both reached out for help, Anne Marie became an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital and Dil started attending counselling in a centre for sexual abuse survivors. Both Dil and Anne Marie discovered their passion for mental health and 4 years later they met at a mental health retreat. Since then they have become passionate mental health advocates and they hope to raise awareness, break down stigma and inspire change in self and soceity.



For more information please visit www.insightmatters.ie or email info@insightmatters.ie

Insight Matters Dil Wickremasinghe

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Welcome to our Insight Matters - Inspiring Change in Self and Society podcast!



Dil and Anne Marie are the Co-Founders of Insight Matters and with a team of 55 therapists they support the mental health of over 400 clients per week through their two city centre practices in Dublin. The support services are affordable, inclusive and accessible. Since its inception, it has been Dil's and Anne Marie's vision to make Insight Matters a national service.



Dil and Anne Marie have been through their own mental health journey and grappled with depression, anxiety, eating distress, sexual abuse, sexual identity, homophobia and discrimination. Coincidentally in 2006, before they met, they both reached out for help, Anne Marie became an in-patient in a psychiatric hospital and Dil started attending counselling in a centre for sexual abuse survivors. Both Dil and Anne Marie discovered their passion for mental health and 4 years later they met at a mental health retreat. Since then they have become passionate mental health advocates and they hope to raise awareness, break down stigma and inspire change in self and soceity.



For more information please visit www.insightmatters.ie or email info@insightmatters.ie

    #10 | Launch of the Participating People Report

    #10 | Launch of the Participating People Report

    This live recording of the Insight Matters podcast comes to you from Dublin’s Royal College of Physicians, for the launch of the Participating People report, which is a collaboration between The Wheel and Carnegie UK Trust.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    #9 | Dublin Pride 2019

    #9 | Dublin Pride 2019

    On today’s podcast we are celebrating Dublin Pride 2019 and we’ll be joined by special guests, not to mention we’ve even got a fabulous live audience to say… HAPPY PRIDE!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #8 | Sex Therapist Jo Ryder

    #8 | Sex Therapist Jo Ryder

    Today on The Insight Matters Podcast, we are super excited
    and thrilled to welcome Jo Ryder!

     

    Jo is a sex therapist, who works with individuals and
    couples who are straight, gay and all sexual preferences in between!

     

    In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie and Jo discuss what made Jo
    want to become a sex therapist, her experience with sex education in France and
    how this differed from sex education in Ireland, as well as common
    misconceptions about what sex therapy is.

     

    They also discuss the most common issues that present in sex
    therapy, the impact of Catholicism on sex education in Ireland, and what Jo’s therapeutic
    process is like, as well as the importance of sexual autonomy.

     

    Find out more about Jo, her approach and the services she
    offers at joryder.ie.

     

    If you need to talk to someone, call us
    now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie
    for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior
    therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/)
    and we will contact you within 24 hours.

    • 42 min
    #7 | Actor and Playwright Amy De Bhrún

    #7 | Actor and Playwright Amy De Bhrún

    Today, we are actually speaking with a Hollywood star – we
    are very excited to have the extremely talented Amy De Bhrún!

     

    She has amazing achievements already in TV, Film and theatre
    and of course

    another talent she has blessed us with is her writing. This
    leads us onto her recent project and one that we are honoured to celebrate
    today “I See You” – which tells the incredible true story of Limerick-born Lady
    Mary Heath and has a particular focus on cycles of female oppression and
    trauma, which here at Insight Matters of course always interests us.

     

    In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie, and Amy discuss how Amy
    looks after her mental health, how Amy’s family have supported her in her
    career, the story behind Lady Mary Heath—challenges she faced, and struggles she
    endured—and what made Amy want to write about her, and the reaction that the
    show has received.

     

    “I See You” is on in Belltable Limerick on the 26th
    of April. For more information, go to www.ladybudproductions.com.

     

    If you need to talk to someone, call us
    now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie
    for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior
    therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/)
    and we will contact you within 24 hours.

    • 36 min
    #6 | The Transgender Community with Dermot Mc Carthy and Philippa Ryder

    #6 | The Transgender Community with Dermot Mc Carthy and Philippa Ryder

    In this episode, Dil, Anne
    Marie, Dermot and Philippa discuss the Gay Games, the importance and mentality
    of exercise, the importance of being able to talk to a therapist as a trans
    person, as well as what works and what can be improved in regards to Ireland’s
    transgender rights. They also discuss the need for more in-depth teaching about
    sexuality and gender with regard to psychotherapy training, and the fear around
    what others may think of the gender transition, and the transphobia that takes
    place within sport.



    Also in this episode,
    Philippa tells of her experience in therapy and identifying as a trans woman
    for the first time, and Dermot tells of his first experience with a trans
    client as a therapist, and the group discuss what can be done to continue the
    advancement of rights and attitude towards trans people in Ireland, and
    worldwide. Be sure to check out The This Is Me

































    National Grassroots Campaign to improve
    transgender healthcare in Ireland on Facebook and Twitter.



    Get
    in touch with Dermot on his website www.innervoice.ie/,























    and
    check out Philippa’s current project, Sporting Pride, and also look out for her upcoming book that
    chronicles her gender transition.





    If you need to talk to someone, call us
    now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie
    for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior
    therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/)
    and we will contact you within 24 hours.

    • 54 min
    #5 | Caoimhe Butterly on International Women's Day

    #5 | Caoimhe Butterly on International Women's Day

    Friday, 8th March is International Women’s Day. This is a day that we celebrate all the amazing women in the world, regardless of colour, social or economic status. We just celebrate being a woman in the world and everything that makes us beautiful on the inside.The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Balance for Better. As they say, the future is exciting, so, let us make it even more exciting by building a more gender-balanced world.Joining Dil and Anne Marie in today’s episode is Caoimhe Butterly.Caoimhe is a woman who has dedicated her life to helping create a better, balanced and peaceful world for all. She has spent 15 years living and working with social justice movements and accessible community healthcare projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon; and she has spent the past six years working with refugees in Greece, Calais, and Ireland. In Ireland, she teaches. And in case she wasn’t busy enough, she has decided to train as a psychotherapist, and sometimes she makes documentaries! Wow.In this episode, Dil, Anne Marie and Caoimhe discuss what International Women’s Day means to Caoimhe, Caoimhe’s background and how she became interested in social justice issues, as well as what made Caoimhe want to become a psychotherapist, and her journey that led to this decision.Caoimhe describes the plethora of experiences she has had, from working with refugees in Calais, to being an EMT first responder in the Gaza Strip, to getting shot(!), and explains how she hopes to incorporate psychotherapy skills into these situations to help people who are severely traumatised.Follow Caoimhe on Twitter here to see what she’s up to!If you need to talk to someone, call us now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form (www.insightmatters.ie/book-online/) and we will contact you within 24 hours.

    • 55 min

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