Professional Coax - Adulting Assistance Officer

How can you help me, Sinead?

My aim is to help and support you as you discover your own uniqueness and how it works for you, your family, your community or your organisation.

Self-awareness is key and my role is to guide and facilitate the process as you discover your inherant traits and attributes – in essence the things that make you tick. Together we will help you re-discover, re-claim and re-engage with your unique abilities. 

I’d like to work with you Sinead, what’s the next step?

If you’ve already checked out my Services, you may have some idea of what you need help with. The next step is to go to the Store and book your first session.

N.B. I am not a psychologist or psychotherapist. However, I use the sciences and social sciences of psychology (developmental, behavioural, cognitive, positive and health), biology (human anatomy and physiology), learning (cognition) and education (philosophy, anthropology and sociology) combined with a holistic approach, to provide informed content and reasoning.

How do the Services work?

Depending on whether you are an organisation seeking support for your staff or an adult seeking individual support for an area of your life, the Services are delivered in different ways.

Corporate talks and seminars are tailored to the industry, organisation and employee need. There is a wide range of topics available however Sinead is always happy to discuss a unique requirement for the client. Sessions can be one off, half day or full days events, or organisations can engage in a weekly or monthly programme for their staff, covering a range of self- and personal development topics.

Parent Support Services are provided under The Holistic Parent Programmes, in blocks of three or six sessions.

The Headspace Programmes are also delivered as individual sessions or you can booked in blocks of three or six or can be scheduled weekly or monthly for a contracted period.

Holistic Therapy or Holistic Living sessions are block booked in groups of six sessions, with six key, associated topics covered. These are particularly helpful as part of an employee or student Wellbeing Programme.

All sessions are paid for in advance via the booking link.

How are the Services delivered?

Corporate:

I provide in-person at your chosen location or online sessions which are delivered via Zoom. You would use your corporate account so that all GDPR compliance issues are covered and your employees are protected. You may record those sessions if your employees consent and a copy would be made to SineadCKavanagh.ie

Schools:

Delivery is best in-person at your school’s location.

Individuals:

Delivery is best in-person at your location or one chosen by you, however online sessions are also available and are delivered via Zoom.

How do I know your business is reliable and reputable?

Sinead C. Kavanagh operates under Company Registration numbers 668297 (Sinead C Kavanagh) and 660550 (The Holistic Parent), as a sole trader.

The business is Tax Compliant with the Irish Office of the Revenue Commissioners and Sinead holds in up to date tax clearance certificate, verifying this status.

The business and Sinead C Kavanagh are insured with Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance through FBD Insurance and their agents.

Sinead holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology from Maynooth University, a Certificate in Training & Development from the Institute of Commercial Management, is QQI Certified with a Special Purpose Award in Training & Development, Literacy Development and Business, holds Diplomas in Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology from ITEC, and Certificates in Business, GDPR Compliance, Intercultural & Anti-Racist Training and First Aid (General, Paediatric & CPR/AED Trained).

Sinead is also a qualified practitioner of holistic Reflexology, Reflexology for Children & Special Needs, and Thermal Ear Candling, certified through ITEC, the International Therapy Examination Council.

Sinead has completed the HSE’s Children First Child Protection programme, is Garda Vetted and insured to work with under 16’s. She is also registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and is a Graduate Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Sinead has been in self-employment since 1995 and has worked with families and organisations in the areas of holistic health, wellness and mentoring for over 16 years. She has worked in and with, the private, public and corporate sectors for over 30 years with a focus on client care, customer interface, services delivery, training, learning & development and holistic wellness.

Sinead has worked for the Department of Education and within the schools’ system as well as in large multi-national corporates and national businesses and organisations.

Are we aligned? This is me, how does that work for you?

Who Am I? I am….. 

  • an animal lover 
  • a tree hugger 
  • an AQUAholic 
  • an amateur gardener of the ‘let-nature-do-its-thing’ variety 
  • a family cook 
  • a lover of natural healthy foods and remedies 
  • an aspiring author 
  • a swimmer, freshwater preferred but any water will do in a push 
  • a puzzle lover 
  • a problem solver 
  • a philosophical thinker 
  • a history student 
  • a possessor of McGyver traits 
  • a holistic practitioner 
  • a person with a world view 
  • a big picture visualiser 
  • a giver 
  • a former ‘people pleaser’ 
  • a former ‘yes woman’ 
  • a wanna-be bohemian 
  • an advocate for individuals 
  • a loyal friend 
  • an honest human 
  • a curious individual 
  • a natural scientist 
  • an eternal child of the Earth 
  • a laugher 
  • a thinker 
  • a lover of humans 
  • a freedom seeker 

What do you think? If you can check off about six of those, we can probably work together well. Alignment is not about being the ‘same’. It is about being able to accept how different we are. 

My Take on Life

If you’ve read through the website and managed to get this far, then you get to have the lowdown. This  my take on life 

  • We only have one life, honour it 
  • It is up to each of us, to make the most of our own 
  • It is too short for carrying around other people’s crap 
  • It is too short not to get to know ourselves as early on as we can 
  • Therapy is for all. It helps you to find YOU! 
  • Be kind, be fair, be fun (sometimes at least). Above all be honest, with yourself and others 
  • Egocentricity is lovely in newborns and toddlers. It isn’t quite as cute in grown-assed adults. If you have to exhibit it, do so from a place of self-care, not self-indulgence 
  • If your gut is talking to you, e.g. butterflies, nausea, the runs, wind, cramps, knots etc., – why aren’t you listening to it? It’s not always about your diet! Your head has a huge part in the function of your gut too! 
  • If your skin looks like crepe paper, you can spend all the money in the world on fancy creams, potions or lotions and it won’t make a difference. You are dehydrated, too frequently. Drink water and breathe. Take better care of yourself and your body. You will want it to take care of you. Don’t be careless. 
  • Everyone deserves love but not everyone finds it. No-one has the right to prevent anyone from having true, reciprocated love. 
  • Stay in your own lane and live your own life – no-one else’s, including your kids’ lives! 
  • Look after our world – it’s the only one we have 
  • Let everyone have their own beliefs and truths. It is not your job to ‘enlighten’ others. Accept people right where they are. 
  • Teach people how to treat you, by treating yourself well, with kindness, with love and with respect. 
My Mum Always Said

It is said that in life, no-one every really leaves this earth, as long as you remember to say their name. My Mum was Aileen born a McCormack and married to a Kavanagh. She was born in Dublin to a Meath-Mother and Dublin-Father. She was one of six children and was one of the most empathic people I have ever known. The word fey is an old one, often used to describe someone with unique intuition, perhaps something ‘other worldly’. My Mum possessed this, as did hers. Mum passed away a few years ago, a result of the dreaded Alzheimer’s Disease. We speak of her daily though, and her sayings always bring a smile to me, ESPECIALLY when I hear myself saying them in context! 

So here are a few sayings that, ‘My Mum Always Said…’ 

  • “With a book you will never be lonely” 
  • “Children teach you how to mind yourself” 
  • “Always mind the heart” 
  • “You can bury your worries in the soil” 
  • “When you’ve harrowed all I’ve ploughed……” 
  • “I’ll put my coat on and walk if you don’t…..” 
  • “He’ll get a belt of the wooden spoon!” 
  • “They have my heart broken!” 
  • “Put on two pairs of knickers. They’ll keep your tights up and your kidneys warm” 
  • “It doesn’t have to look nice, to taste nice” 
  • “Always put something away for a rainy day” 
  • “Don’t mind them” 
  • “Neither a borrower not a lender be” 
My Dad Always said

Life wasn’t easy for my siblings and I growing up and my parents separated when I was a teenager. It was only later as an adult that I began to realise the genius mind that was my father’s, was a large reason for the idiosyncrasies of his nature. My own learnings and studies in life, allowed me to gain an acceptance that we must meet people where they are, not own their issues and stay in our own lane. My father taught me that. He absolutely lived in his own lane, partially because no-one was driving a vehicle ‘suitable enough’ to join him and partially because others didn’t understand him. He had his own unique take on life and these are some of his sayings that remind me clearly of him and him alone. Unique to the last. 

  • “Never buy a new car. It has depreciated in value once you drive it off the forecourt.” 
  • “You’ll reap what you sow” 
  • “That’s between me and my maker” 
  • “You need to know the difference between a flat head and a philips head” 
  • “The live wire is always either brown or red. Don’t touch it unless you’ve taken out the fuse.” 
  • “That note is flat. Try again” 
  • “Stop looking at your fingers and the keys. Use your ears and HEAR the notes” 
  • “Women shouldn’t wear slacks. It’s unattractive” 
  • “Cover your head going into the church” 
  • “In nineteen hundred and …. in the year of our Lord….” 
  • “It’s eleven and a half minutes past the hour” 
I’ve Heard Myself Saying ...


If you’ve read the two FAQ notes above (yes, I know they’re not really questions….) then I can confirm I have heard myself repeat many of the sayings of my Mum and Dad. These ones are ones I think are unique to me. Perhaps my own daughter will find herself repeating them throughout her life.
 

  • “I love you very much but I have to love you much more today” 
  • “Never borrow what you can’t afford to replace and never loan what you can’t afford to lose” 
  • “Mind your heart” 
  • “Clean out the litter trays” 
  • “Come here, I want skuggles” 
  • “Emergency check before you leave” 
  • “Lets go, up the wooden hill for bed” 
  • “Do you need to do a tinkle?” 
  • “Did you just toot?” 
  • “No toilet talk at the table” 
  • “Where’s your phone?” 
  • “Come out here and clean up this mess” 
  • “Stop terrorising the cat” 
  • “No, she does not love it!” 
  • “Did you do those dishes?” 
  • “No today I’m Sinead. I’m only Jesus on Sundays” 
  • “I’m going to hell in a bikini” 
  • “Put on sunscreen would you!?” 
  • “I wuv uuuuuuu” 
  • “I’m your Mum today, not Sinead.” 
  • “Love you mush” 
How can you help me, Sinead?

…….

I’d like to work with your Sinead, what’s the next step?

If you’ve already checked out my Services, you may have some idea of what you need help with. The next step is to go to the Store and book your first session.

N.B. I am not a psychologist or psychotherapist. However, I use the sciences and social sciences of psychology (developmental, behavioural, cognitive, positive and health), biology (human anatomy and physiology), learning (cognition) and education (philosophy, anthropology and sociology) combined with a holistic approach, to provide informed content and reasoning. My aim is to help and support you as you discover your own unique way of parenting that works for you, your family, and your life.

How do the Services work?

Depending on whether you are a parent or adult seeking support, the Services are delivered in different ways. Parent Support Services are provided as programmes, in blocks of three or six sessions. Headspace sessions are delivered as individual sessions or you can book a block of three or six. Therapy sessions must be block booked in groups of six sessions. All sessions are paid for in advance via the booking link.

How are the Services delivered?

I provide in-person or online sessions. For in-person sessions, for any distance beyond 15km of Navan, Co. Meath there is a travel surcharge.

How do I know your business is reliable and reputable?

Sinead C. Kavanagh operates under Company Registration numbers 668297 (Sinead C Kavanagh) and 660550 (The Holistic Parent), as a sole trader.

The business is Tax Compliant with the Irish Office of the Revenue Commissioners and Sinead holds in up to date tax clearance certificate, verifying this status.

The business and Sinead C Kavanagh are insured with Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance through FBD Insurance and their agents.

Sinead holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology from Maynooth University, a Certificate in Training & Development from the Institute of Commercial Management, is QQI Certified with a Special Purpose Award in Training & Development, Literacy Development and Business, holds Diplomas in Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology from ITEC, and Certificates in Business, GDPR Compliance, Intercultural & Anti-Racist Training and First Aid (General, Paediatric & CPR/AED Trained).

Sinead is also a qualified practitioner of holistic Reflexology, Reflexology for Children & Special Needs, and Thermal Ear Candling, certified through ITEC, the International Therapy Examination Council.

Sinead has completed the HSE’s Children First Child Protection programme, is Garda Vetted and insured to work with under 16’s. She is also registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and is a Graduate Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Sinead has been in self-employment since 1995 and has worked with families and organisations in the areas of holistic health, wellness and mentoring for over 16 years. She has worked in and with, the private, public and corporate sectors for over 30 years with a focus on client care, customer interface, services delivery, training, learning & development and holistic wellness.

Sinead has worked for the Department of Education and within the schools’ system as well as in large multi-national corporates and national businesses and organisations.

Are we aligned? This is me, how does that work for you?

Who Am I? I am….. 

  • an animal lover 
  • a tree hugger 
  • an AQUAholic 
  • an amateur gardener of the ‘let-nature-do-its-thing’ variety 
  • a family cook 
  • a lover of natural healthy foods and remedies 
  • an aspiring author 
  • a swimmer, freshwater preferred but any water will do in a push 
  • a puzzle lover 
  • a problem solver 
  • a philosophical thinker 
  • a history student 
  • a possessor of McGyver traits 
  • a holistic practitioner 
  • a person with a world view 
  • a big picture visualiser 
  • a giver 
  • a former ‘people pleaser’ 
  • a former ‘yes woman’ 
  • a wanna-be bohemian 
  • an advocate for individuals 
  • a loyal friend 
  • an honest human 
  • a curious individual 
  • a natural scientist 
  • an eternal child of the Earth 
  • a laugher 
  • a thinker 
  • a lover of humans 
  • a freedom seeker 

What do you think? If you can check off about six of those, we can probably work together well. Alignment is not about being the ‘same’. It is about being able to accept how different we are. 

My Take on Life

If you’ve read through the website and managed to get this far, then you get to have the lowdown. This  my take on life 

  • We only have one life, honour it 
  • It is up to each of us, to make the most of our own 
  • It is too short for carrying around other people’s crap 
  • It is too short not to get to know ourselves as early on as we can 
  • Therapy is for all. It helps you to find YOU! 
  • Be kind, be fair, be fun (sometimes at least). Above all be honest, with yourself and others 
  • Egocentricity is lovely in newborns and toddlers. It isn’t quite as cute in grown-assed adults. If you have to exhibit it, do so from a place of self-care, not self-indulgence 
  • If your gut is talking to you, e.g. butterflies, nausea, the runs, wind, cramps, knots etc., – why aren’t you listening to it? It’s not always about your diet! Your head has a huge part in the function of your gut too! 
  • If your skin looks like crepe paper, you can spend all the money in the world on fancy creams, potions or lotions and it won’t make a difference. You are dehydrated, too frequently. Drink water and breathe. Take better care of yourself and your body. You will want it to take care of you. Don’t be careless. 
  • Everyone deserves love but not everyone finds it. No-one has the right to prevent anyone from having true, reciprocated love. 
  • Stay in your own lane and live your own life – no-one else’s, including your kids’ lives! 
  • Look after our world – it’s the only one we have 
  • Let everyone have their own beliefs and truths. It is not your job to ‘enlighten’ others. Accept people right where they are. 
  • Teach people how to treat you, by treating yourself well, with kindness, with love and with respect. 
My Mum Always Said

It is said that in life, no-one every really leaves this earth, as long as you remember to say their name. My Mum was Aileen born a McCormack and married to a Kavanagh. She was born in Dublin to a Meath-Mother and Dublin-Father. She was one of six children and was one of the most empathic people I have ever known. The word fey is an old one, often used to describe someone with unique intuition, perhaps something ‘other worldly’. My Mum possessed this, as did hers. Mum passed away a few years ago, a result of the dreaded Alzheimer’s Disease. We speak of her daily though, and her sayings always bring a smile to me, ESPECIALLY when I hear myself saying them in context! 

So here are a few sayings that, ‘My Mum Always Said…’ 

  • “With a book you will never be lonely” 
  • “Children teach you how to mind yourself” 
  • “Always mind the heart” 
  • “You can bury your worries in the soil” 
  • “When you’ve harrowed all I’ve ploughed……” 
  • “I’ll put my coat on and walk if you don’t…..” 
  • “He’ll get a belt of the wooden spoon!” 
  • “They have my heart broken!” 
  • “Put on two pairs of knickers. They’ll keep your tights up and your kidneys warm” 
  • “It doesn’t have to look nice, to taste nice” 
  • “Always put something away for a rainy day” 
  • “Don’t mind them” 
  • “Neither a borrower not a lender be” 
My Dad Always said

Life wasn’t easy for my siblings and I growing up and my parents separated when I was a teenager. It was only later as an adult that I began to realise the genius mind that was my father’s, was a large reason for the idiosyncrasies of his nature. My own learnings and studies in life, allowed me to gain an acceptance that we must meet people where they are, not own their issues and stay in our own lane. My father taught me that. He absolutely lived in his own lane, partially because no-one was driving a vehicle ‘suitable enough’ to join him and partially because others didn’t understand him. He had his own unique take on life and these are some of his sayings that remind me clearly of him and him alone. Unique to the last. 

  • “Never buy a new car. It has depreciated in value once you drive it off the forecourt.” 
  • “You’ll reap what you sow” 
  • “That’s between me and my maker” 
  • “You need to know the difference between a flat head and a philips head” 
  • “The live wire is always either brown or red. Don’t touch it unless you’ve taken out the fuse.” 
  • “That note is flat. Try again” 
  • “Stop looking at your fingers and the keys. Use your ears and HEAR the notes” 
  • “Women shouldn’t wear slacks. It’s unattractive” 
  • “Cover your head going into the church” 
  • “In nineteen hundred and …. in the year of our Lord….” 
  • “It’s eleven and a half minutes past the hour” 
I’ve Heard Myself Saying ...


If you’ve read the two FAQ notes above (yes, I know they’re not really questions….) then I can confirm I have heard myself repeat many of the sayings of my Mum and Dad. These ones are ones I think are unique to me. Perhaps my own daughter will find herself repeating them throughout her life.
 

  • “I love you very much but I have to love you much more today” 
  • “Never borrow what you can’t afford to replace and never loan what you can’t afford to lose” 
  • “Mind your heart” 
  • “Clean out the litter trays” 
  • “Come here, I want skuggles” 
  • “Emergency check before you leave” 
  • “Lets go, up the wooden hill for bed” 
  • “Do you need to do a tinkle?” 
  • “Did you just toot?” 
  • “No toilet talk at the table” 
  • “Where’s your phone?” 
  • “Come out here and clean up this mess” 
  • “Stop terrorising the cat” 
  • “No, she does not love it!” 
  • “Did you do those dishes?” 
  • “No today I’m Sinead. I’m only Jesus on Sundays” 
  • “I’m going to hell in a bikini” 
  • “Put on sunscreen would you!?” 
  • “I wuv uuuuuuu” 
  • “I’m your Mum today, not Sinead.” 
  • “Love you mush”