Monthly Archives: May 2011

Are You Addicted to Love?

Addictions often occur when there is an emotional void to be filled. It is not the substance itself that you are addicted to, but rather, the feeling it gives you. Alcohol can give you courage, a sense of calm and … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Chronic Pain

I counsel many clients who live with chronic pain, which remains a mystery for many. Overcoming chronic pain, as explained by Elliot Krane in this amazing video, requires a multidisciplinary approach, including psychotherapy, medication, and occupational therapy. Nicole

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Thought Stopping Techniques for Obsessive Thoughts

Next time you have an obsessive thought, try these “Thought Stopping” techniques. Picture your negative thought as being a few feet away from you. Next, imagine a stop sign popping up directly in front of you, blocking you from those … Continue reading

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Mental Health Initiatives in Canada

In recent months, there has been so much support for mental health in Canada, an area of our well-being that has largely been ignored in the past. With Bell Media’s 10 million dollar donation to CAMH announced just a few … Continue reading

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Life=Risk=Motivation

I love this video. Our breakdowns in life can truly lead to breakthroughs. “If you have never failed, you have never lived.”

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Gratitude for Mother’s Day

Mother has different meanings for everyone. For some, the word represents someone you love, your best friend, your mentor, your guide. For others, it could mean that you dread the phone ringing, you fight constantly, or you barely speak. Mother’s … Continue reading

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What is Therapy Like?

Many people are afraid to take that first step toward getting the help they need, simply because they fear what that first step may be like. Will I be judged? What will the therapist be like? Will I feel better … Continue reading

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