Tag Archives: behaviour

Five things my clients taught me

I feel like I have the best job in the world. I get to help people. They tell me their secrets, they trust me. I have access into the human mind. After doing this for 10 years now, I’ve learned … Continue reading

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What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focuses on three things to help people feel better: their thoughts and beliefs (about themselves, the world and others), their behaviours and their environment. Basically, self-talk impacts our mood. The good news is that you can … Continue reading

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Embrace change

For many of us, spring is a season that brings change. When we go through change there is usually some resistance at first because most of us like routine and predictability. We tend to feel secure when things stay the … Continue reading

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Five ways to spring clean your relationships

Today is the first day of spring! The air is warmer, and our environment is beginning to reflect all of the life and vitality we miss so much during the winter months. For many of us, spring brings energy and … Continue reading

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3 things you need to know to be calmer

All of us move through our day-to-day lives with some level of worry. Most people have very busy, fast-paced lives and it can be difficult to let go of the sense of urgency. We are constantly rushing through life, trying … Continue reading

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How to survive a job you hate

In my 10 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with a lot of clients who hate their jobs. A lot of us spend most of our waking hours at work, and if we’re unhappy at work it can … Continue reading

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How to break your bad habits

Most of us have bad habits, but we rarely think of the cost. When clients come into therapy wanting to break their bad habits, my first question to them is: “What is it costing you?” Thinking about the negative impact … Continue reading

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5 ways to boost your confidence

Boosting your confidence is really about replacing the negative things you think and tell yourself – your inner chatter – with self-acceptance. Most of us are the least confident when we’re self-critical, so if we want to be more self-assured … Continue reading

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Stop being controlling. Try a behaviour detox!

In my practice I’ve noticed that as we age, we can get stuck in our ways. The average age of marriage is now about 30 for both men and women in Canada. When those of us in our thirties enter … Continue reading

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Do you take the time to enjoy?

When was the last time you actually enjoyed your life? We tend to live in the future or in the past, rather than in the present moment. We place boundaries on when we can enjoy life, often putting off enjoyment … Continue reading

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