Carina’s books fly off the shelves!
CARINA’S BOOKS ARE A SELL OUT AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH IN GOREY LIBRARY
Carina McEvoy’s latest books have been flying off the shelves in north Wexford, with the demand so high in Byrne’s Bookshop that a waiting list has been drafted up to cater for customers eager to make a purchase.
It follows the hugely successful double launch of Carina’s latest works, ‘Sometimes I Worry... How About You’ and ‘Sometimes My Child Worries... What Do I Do?’. All 100 copies were snatched up when the two books were launched at a packed Gorey Library recently.
South East Radio presenter Dave Redmond launched the books, which was followed by a talk from Ray Cullen, CEO of Talk to Tom, who gave an inspirational insight on mental health.
Speaking to this newspaper, Carina said she could not believe the amount of support she received for the books, which will be available once again in Byrne’s Bookshop in the next week or two.
‘People can still purchase the book off Amazon,’ said Carina. ‘I think there is currently a list of people who are looking to purchase the book in Byrne’s Bookshop too.’
A former secondary school teacher of geography and business, Carina draws from her own experience of dealing with severe depression and anxiety to write the books. She was not yet 17 when the outburst of tears on the way to school soon developed into a dangerous addiction of self inflicted pain.
Carina, who always had an interest in adolescent mental health, has a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Ireland, a practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and will have one in Neuro Linguistic Programming very soon.
‘I decided to write the children’s books simply due to the amount of children I have heard of that are suffering from this epidemic,’ said Carina. ‘I feel there is no resources for them and nothing seems to be coming for these children.’
At the moment, Carina is tutoring a group of parents in the Gorey Adult Education Centre. The course, which is full, is called ‘An Introduction to Understanding Child Development and Children’s Anxiety’.
‘If interest and demand is high enough, I will run this course again,’ added Carina.
Both the courses and the books contain innovative and pro-active material based around cognitive behavioural therapy, neuro linguistic programming, mindfulness, mantra use and diaphragmatic breathing.
Carina gave thanks to the people of Gorey town for their amazing support; family; Dave Redmond for launching the book; Ray Cullen for giving a talk; and to those who bought the book.
Carina McEvoy pictured with her husband Brian McEvoy and children Anna and Ellie.
Young Cian McHale at the launch. CEO of Talk to Tom, Ray Cullen.
Caroline Kelly, Mari Gregan and Theresa Kelly. Sisters Rebecca Donnelly, Liz McDonald and Miriam Donnelly.