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Kick start this New Year with The Sunday Business Post’s complimentary four-week Health and Wellbeing Plan which accompanies the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd January 2017 weekly editions.

The Health & Wellbeing panel, made up of Dr. Malie Coyne, Kaman Ryan and Dr. Fionnula McHale, will walk readers through practical and achievable tips to boost vitality, getting them off to a good start. Taking a holistic approach, expert guidance will cover mind, body and food.

Dr. Malie Coyne is a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years’ experience working with clients across the lifespan.  Malie is passionate about promoting wellbeing and increasing awareness of mental health issues, which she has done through her writing for national newspapers, her radio appearances and her close links with Niall Breslin’s ‘A Lust for Life’ website. Malie hosts her own radio show, ‘Mental Health Laid Bare’ on Dublin City FM, providing a platform for guests and health professionals to share their stories of mental health and tools for wellbeing.

“Each of us possesses a set of core values which tell the story of who we are…

As the Mind and Mental Wellbeing expert on the panel, Dr. Malie guides readers through a practical plan geared towards making lasting and meaningful changes for the coming year. In the Week One “DETOX” article, she explains the reasons why New Year’s resolutions often don’t last very long, which range from our goals being too ambitious to choosing a goal that doesn’t fit with our core values. Using a cognitive-behavioural therapy framework, she explains that if we challenge our thinking and change our behaviour we have the power to break negative mood patterns, to strive for healthier bodies, and to experience a deeper sense of overall wellbeing.

On Week One, Dr. Malie encourages readers to try two practical exercises, including ‘Determining your Core Values’ and downloading the ‘Headspace Mindfulness App Foundation Take 10’ course. She explains:

“Each of us possesses a set of core values which tell the story of who we are, what is important to us, and how we live and work. Research has found that if we closely align our personal goals with the things we most value we will be healthier individuals and find better balance. Identify your values so that you can honour them in making decisions about how to live your life”.

On Week Two “NOURISH”, Dr. Malie focuses on the importance of engaging in nourishing as opposed to depleting activities and the crucial relationship between mood and daily activities. On Week Three “BUILD”, she focuses on the fundamental question, “Is what I am doing on a daily basis helping me to reach my goals and what I most want in my life?” Finally, on Week 4’s “GO BEYOND”, Dr. Malie explores coping strategies for recovering from expected setbacks, looks at the impact of negative thoughts and feelings, encourages building mindful practice into our everyday lives, and shares some tried and tested resources which readers can reference throughout the New Year.

The Sunday Business Post’s expert panel was coordinated by Caroline Foran, Editor and Branded Content Specialist.

Week 1 can be downloaded from here; Weeks 2, 3 and 4 are due out for release on Sunday 8th, 15th and 22nd January 2017.

For more on Dr. Coyne’s work go to www.drmaliecoyne.ie.