Mensing, M. (Work in progress). Spirituality, the key to human growth.

"When we are led by ego, by some persona in us that wants to show others how great we are, we are not finding peace, it is never enough. However, ego is not leading by itself. Behind everything is One. Experiencing the restlessness, the being stuck, the unhappiness of an ego-led life is also a catalyst for an increased demand for re-orientation and healing in us. Whatever I was searching for, it finally led me to my Self which is not just my Self but the Self, the One that is in All. No neediness, no loneliness, no anxiety, no pain, no blind rage, no depression, no striving for absolute perfection in order to stand out. Instead there is clarity and trust, a deep yearning for moving on my path, connection, anger when anger is needed for change, deep heartbroken compassion, acceptance and courage. Can we follow our authentic Self and give up on unhelpful attachments? We can, once we experience the spark of Self in us and open-heartedly engage with all the repressed and suppressed inner events and all the coping mechanisms we developed to survive in an environment that does not allow for authenticity. Bringing healing to our inner world involves knowing it better. We cannot truly ‘be spiritual’ without facing our trauma first. We need to bring understanding and compassion to what exists in our darkest inner basements."

Mensing, M. (2023). An exploration of the role of neuroscience and neuroimaging in the psychodynamic approach. The Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 23 (1), 23-28.-->Read Article

"Psychodynamic psychotherapy assumes that much of human experience occurs unconsciously. Could memory reconsolidation provide a key to alleviate unconscious emotional learnings?"

Mensing, M. (2021). How relevant is some knowledge of neuroscience for those working to help sex addicts recover? The Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 21 (3), 9-13.-->Read Article

"Many psychotherapists doubt that effective therapy needs neuroscience, but the damaging impact of early contact to internet pornography on the complex brain system cannot leave us cold"

Mensing, M. (2020). Effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy versus metacognitive therapy on the treatment of anxiety. The Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 20 (2), 13-17.-->Read Article

"Recent studies about the effectiveness of MCT and CBT on the treatment of anxiety show a promising potential for MCT compared to CBT, especially in the treatment of General Anxiety Disorder. The results of a longitudinal online survey about social anxiety further challenge the underlying assumption in CBT that irrational beliefs are the root of the problem."

Mensing, M. (2020). Morning thoughts without rhyme: Insightful and simple pieces on a journey of recovery and growth. Independently published. -->Find on Amazon

"A severe life crisis, a perfect storm in her personal and professional life after a long career in the financial services industry, had forced Marion to build her life up again from scratch. She began to work in residential addiction treatment in Ireland, moved to West Cork and studied Psychotherapy. For Marion, the morning is the time for writing. Her insightful, simple morning-pieces are an inspiring evidence that we can grow with experience, even with the most challenging ones."

Harenbrock, M., & Schmitz, N. (1992). Optional sampling of submartingales with scanned index sets. Journal of Theoretical Probability, 5(2), 309-326.

"The implication of Doob's optional sampling theorem in general fails to hold for submartingales with partially ordered index sets. Under an additional assumption on the index set (scanning property) we prove optional sampling theorems which are general enough to cover all previous results and, moreover, can be applied for continuous time sampling plans."