Carina’s books fly off the shelves!


Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - SARA GA­HAN

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.

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