Category Archives: Therapy

Mindyourmind Interview

mindyourmind is a youth mental health program that provides info, resources, and coping tools for young people who are struggling with mental health issues, self-harm behaviour, and suicide. The program works to reduce stigma and increase help-seeking behaviour. Recently, mindyourmind … Continue reading

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Creating Lasting Change in 2013

Reflect To make a change, we must gain perspective on our past. Take some time to reflect on the last year, and think about what you have learned. No doubt, there were some hard times, but what did they teach … Continue reading

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Self-Parenting Therapy

Self-parenting therapy is a specific technique that deals with attachment wounds. As we are growing up, we are developing. In each stage, we have needs to be met. The degree to which developmental needs were not adequately met is the … Continue reading

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The 3 C’s of a Healthy, Lasting Relationship

People are always searching for the definition of love. How do you know if you have the right person? What should you be looking for in the dating world? Are you with “The One?” It all comes down to a … Continue reading

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Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome

For parents, this can be a tough time of year, especially if their children have moved out of the family home to attend school or to begin working. It is common for parents to display signs of Empty Nest Syndrome. … Continue reading

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Fire the Negative Voice in Your Head

Each one of us is made up of many parts. We have the critical part, the anxious part, the guilt-ridden part, and hopefully, the positive and encouraging part. Clients often ask me how to get rid of that negative voice … Continue reading

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Invest in Yourself… If You Don’t, Who Will?

I have noticed in my practice that human beings tend to not fix something until it is broken. When people come in to therapy, it’s usually because they are in crisis, their health is poor, their relationship is over, and … Continue reading

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Behavioural Activation

Behavioural activation is a therapeutic technique that stimulates motivation, by way of action. Action is the first step, and motivation follows. Depressed individuals can become lethargic, fatigued, and apathetic. They lack interest and motivation to do the things they once … Continue reading

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Personality and Mood Disorders: What Are Their Differences?

Many people don’t understand the differences between a Mood Disorder and Personality Disorder. To distinguish between the two, first we have to understand what “mood” and “personality” are. Mood – the temporary state of mind or feeling. It lasts for … Continue reading

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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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