Paul D'Alton

Dr Paul D’Alton is Principal Clinical Psychologist and Head of the Department of Psychology at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin.  He is a Fellow and former president of the Psychological Society of Ireland.   He is founder and Director of the MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions at UCD.  He teaches on several post-graduate programmes at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.  He has completed a number of funded research projects and is frequently invited to speak at scientific gatherings in Europe and the USA.  He has published several book chapters and many peer-reviewed journal articles.  He is a regular book reviewer with the Irish Times and contributor to the Irish Independent.  He lives in Dublin, is a committed cyclist and a reasonable cook.


Mind Time

Dr Paul D'Alton guides us through five short exercises to help manage stress and learn to relax

1. Mind Time: Three Simple Steps to Help Calm the Anxious Mind

This is a really short and simple 4 minute meditation that will help to calm the racing mind.


2. Mind Time: Finding it hard to sleep?

Tired but wired? Try this short 6 minute exercise to help rest, relax and unwind.


3. Mind Time: Guided Meditation

See if you can find 10 minutes at some stage in the day for yourself to do this grounding and settling meditation.


4. Mind Time: Guided Walking Meditation

See if you can find 10 minutes at some stage in the day for yourself to do this grounding and settling meditation.


5. Mind Time: The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise

This is a simple 4 minute breathing exercise that will help calm the body and mind.


Life and love in a time of Coronavirus


1. Love and relationships during the pandemic

Psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton begins his mini series on the impact stress can have on relationships.


2. Love and relationships during the pandemic

Psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton continues his series on love and relationships during the pandemic.


3. Love and relationships during the pandemic

Dr Paul D'Alton finishes his mini series on maintaining health relationships during the pandemic.


Burnout

Paul D'Alton discusses why the amount of people experiencing burnout is increasing.


Vaccinations

Paul D'Alton, Associate Professor of Psychology at UCD and Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent's University Hospital, speaks to Mary about vaccine hesitancy, a tendency to resist or delay vaccination.


Homeless Children

Dr Paul D'Alton discusses the psychological impact of homelessness on children.


Closure


Grief


Staying in Love




 

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