Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, Director, Study & Careers
Fidelma’s enduring interest is making learning easier. Passionate about enabling learners to develop the mindset and skills to take ownership for their own learning, she is Director and Lead Educator with Study & Careers.
Living in Oranmore, Co. Galway, Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc(Ed), BEd., has a long background in teaching and learning and teacher education. She began offering ‘Learning to Learn’ and Wellbeing courses to schools and colleges nationally from 2002 with a team of specially trained teachers. In 2006 she published ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’ which has become a core text for teachers, parents and students interested in enabling independent learning.
Since 2017 she has expanded her services to include career guidance coaching and personality profiling for students and adults in career transition. She is an accredited tester with the British Psychological Society in the areas of personality, ability, occupation and emotional intelligence. Her unique course ‘Matching Personality to Career Choice: a Journey of Exploration’ is motivating and inspirational for participants. Excited about people’s futures, her work has been a catalyst for many to find their niche and forge a new path.
Fidelma is a teacher educator specialising in student placement with Hibernia College and is an advisor to the Confucius Institute at NUI, Galway. Along with her associates she offers a specialist preparation course in Teacher Education Interview preparation. A former Senator, Councillor and Education spokesperson, Fidelma maintains an active interest in education policy and public affairs and is a regular media contributor.
Her research interests include language, literacy and learning, the writer’s voice, well being and issues surrounding equity and the home-school environment. She is currently writing a book on how to help the Gifted Learner
Student, Graduate or Adult ... whether your needs are related to Learning, Wellbeing, Education or your Career, Study & Careers provides a highly skilled and experienced team of associates to work with you.
Aideen O’Mahoney, B.Ed. MEd (Educational Leadership) in process
Aideen is an experienced teaching principal based in Clohanes NS, Doonbeg, Co. Clare. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, she is currently in the process of completing her MEd. degree in Educational Leadership and Management.
For the past ten years she has been a facilitator on the Misneach programme for Newly Appointed Principals (PDST) and is also a Mentor with the Centre for School Leadership (CSL).
Committed to primary teaching, Aideen’s experience and skill makes her an ideal associate to work with Study & Careers on their Mock Teacher Education Interview Panels for prospective graduate student teachers.
Having a keen interest in assessment for learning, she is the joint author of the Revised Edition of SALF – Primary School Guidelines for Teachers.
Triona Healy, NLP Practitioner, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Regd. Homeopath www.healyclinic.com
Triona Healy is a licensed homeopathic practitioner with 18 years experience following an initial career in General Nursing.
An NLP Practitioner and Emotional Intelligence Coach, she is passionate about empowering people through coaching and providing workshops on aspects of health and wellbeing such as Motivation, Exam-related stress, and Sports Performance. She has worked with Dr. Healy Eames delivering seminars and workshops for students and parents. She has supported students referred for anxiety and wellbeing support by Fidelma and her team. She enjoys collaborating with other professions in providing education, relaxation and breakthrough to help create the change people want in their life.
Triona has a vast range of experience treating and coaching clients through difficult life changes, nationally and internationally. Her strengths lie in her wealth of knowledge and skills to connect with each individual and plan their path to wellness.
Terry Connors, M.Ed., PhD., C.Psychol., A.F.B.Ps.S. . www.psychometrix.eu
Dr. Terry Connors is an Educator and Organisational Psychologist and leading Executive Coach. Since graduating with a PhD in psychology in 1997, he has coached over 1,000 clients – student and adult - in career, personal and work performance development. From 2000, as Programme Director at Psychometrix, he has trained career guidance, counselling and psychology professionals to the European (EFPA) and British (BPS) standards in psychometric testing.
He is a BPS assessor for 16PF and specialises in working with the Myers-Briggs model, emotional intelligence, motivational values, careers assessments and 360-degree feedback for personal and performance development.
He is a highly skilled career coach and valued associate of Study & Careers.
Richard Brennan www.alexander.ie
Richard Brennan has studied the Alexander Technique since 1983 and has been teaching the technique full time for over 30 years.
An expert on health and wellbeing, he contributed a chapter to Fidelma’s book entitled ‘Managing Stress: Life is not an Emergency’. He works in collaboration with Study & Careers to provide health and wellbeing courses for students and teachers.
Richard has written eight books on the Alexander Technique, posture and health which have been translated into 22 languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Hebrew. His works include How to Breathe, Change your Posture – Change your Life and The Alexander Workbook. They have sold over 250,000 copies world-wide.
Richard travels extensively nationally and internationally giving workshops, talks and interviews about the Technique and has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Irish Times, The Sunday Tribune, The Irish Examiner, Cosmopolitan, Hello and Home and Country. He has appeared on television in the UK, Ireland, Croatia and Montenegro. Richard has been actively campaigning for the removal of backward sloping furniture in schools because he has personally discovered that they are a major cause of poor posture and subsequent back, neck and breathing problems.
Richard lives in Galway, Ireland where he is the director of the Alexander Teacher Training College, Ireland (STAT approved). He is also the past president and co-founder of the Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers. (ISSAT).
Cecile Jacquot, BSc. (Hons) CH. Regd. Hypnotherapist and Athletic Therapist
Hypnosis is a scientifically proven technique that bridges the gap between the conscious and the unconscious mind. As the storehouse of all our instincts and past experiences, the unconscious mind is much more powerful than our conscious mind when it comes to the way we behave each and every day. If the desires of the conscious mind conflict with the unconscious mind, the unconscious mind will always win. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to bring the unconscious mind at the forefront and change its desires according to your goals. This newly found agreement between your conscious and unconscious mind frees you to achieve and maintain your goals day after day.
As a qualified member of the National Guild of Hypnotherapist with years of experience behind me, I provide you with a professional, caring and highly personalized service. Over the years I have seen what the mind can do to change a life, and I am looking forward to helping you change yours!
Because of my unique background as an athletic therapist and Pilates instructor I am particularly interested in hypnotherapy for weight loss, persistent (formerly known as chronic) pain and anxiety.
Because mind and body work better together, I also offer holistic sessions where I combine the power of hypnotherapy with physical and exercise therapy.
For more information, you can have a look at my website Orangecloudhypnotherapy.com, email me at Orangecloudhypnotherapy@outlook.com or give me a call at 089 975 6583.
Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies and mindset approaches to make your study and learning more effective. It meets the 'learning to learn' intentions of the curriculum.
Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner is a 20 page Student booklet designed by Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD. It provides a menu of activities that supports the work of our Study Skills & Mindset courses at second-level, based on our book 'Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success'.
As parents our intention is to give our children "roots" and give them "wings". Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent.
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