Welcome to Kokoro Clinic ? Body, Mind and Soul

Welcome to Kokoro Clinic - Body, Mind and Soul.

Kokoro Clinic is run by Colin & Dáire O'Neill. At Kokoro Clinic our objective is to help you work towards your optimal health and well-being and unlock the body's innate ability to heal itself.

We will devise a treatment plan for you based on the condition(s) and symptoms you present with. In this way the causes from a physical, psychological and emotional contaxt can be treated.

If you have private helth insurance you may be able to claim back a portion of the cost of your treatments (depending on your specific plan) with VHI, LAYA Healthcare and Aviva/Irish Life Health. Please talk to us if you would like more information.

You can find out more about each therapy offered as you browse the site, or if you have any specific questions they can be answered by phone or email.

What is Kokoro

Kokoro is a common Japanese word that carries meanings conveyed by the English words "mind" and "heart." It is used as an equivalent of the Chinese word Xin and covers almost the same range of meanings. The Japanese use Chinese characters to write Japanese, and have studied Chinese literature as an essential part of both secular and Buddhist education for more than 1,500 years, which has led to a convergence of meaning between Chinese and Japanese for many classical words.

The Chinese ideogram for Xin depicts the shape of the heart - the actual organ in the human body. Since ancient Chinese people thought the heart was where psychological function took place, the character conveyed a range of meanings including the heart organ, heart generally, mind, feeling, intention, centre, and core.

Originally, Kokoro referred to the beat of the heart, which was considered the essential organ of life and the source of all activities. By extension, Kokoro refers to all human activities affecting the outside world through intention, emotion, and intellect.

Kokoro, then, has three basic meanings: the heart and its functions; the mind and its functions; and centre, or essence.

Thought for Today

You gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which we think we cannot
- Elanor Roosevelt

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