A university professor asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I don’t care. I want community participants to know and care. I teach ICT and literacy to 18-25 year olds from socio-economic disadvantaged areas on the Northside of Dublin.



When I am not facilitating I am usually going to conferences on tech and health. I’ve noticed that a lot of  valuable information is often not utilised to maximum effect. The brainstorming session below from a UCD ENJECT conference on connected health contained an example of the patient journey. As an experienced graphic designer and pyschotherapist, I recognised that this map of the emotional, physical and financial odyssey that a patient may go on, could help other patients process their own patient journey.


This is info at the meeting…

This is the info laid out in a format can that be used to clearly outline the patient journey step by step.



Twitter quote cards are prepared with blank quote boxes which can be updated live at a conference using an app called phonto. This can help you bypass the sometimes limiting twitter character count and give your message the opportunity to go beyond the conference walls.





I am a fully accredited Pyschotherapist with

Rogerian therapy is based on the 3 principles of…

  1. unconditional positive regard
  2. congruence
  3. empathy

It ties in nicely with the ethos of Adult Education which is based on self-actualisation.


Gestalt therapy reminds us that something such as a structure or experience, when considered as a whole, has qualities that are more than the total of all its parts.

I do my thing and you do your thing.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
You are you, and I am I,
and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful.
If not, it can’t be helped.
(Fritz Perls, “Gestalt Therapy Verbatim”, 1969)