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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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Let Go… and Cry!

Many people have a difficult time crying. A lot of my clients fear that if they start crying, they won’t be able to stop. Instead of crying, they bottle up their emotions, with no outlet. Crying accompanies many emotions; anger, … Continue reading

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Fear and Resiliency

We all have emotional baggage. Trauma, childhood wounds, teenage angst and sadness, all leave you with deep-rooted core beliefs, that you may not be aware of. These beliefs can hold you back, and give you a sense of underlying fear … 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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Are You in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship?

Physical abuse in relationships is easy to define. If you are being slapped, punched, kicked, or physically harmed in any way, it is important to seek help and escape from the relationship. This should involve support and protection from family, … 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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Challenging Your Beliefs

In my book, 52 Ways to Beat Depression Naturally, I have included many therapeutic techniques which you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle. The following tip uses a Cognitive Behavioural approach, which is a psychological practice that assists individuals in … 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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Shifting your Perceptions of your Partner

No matter what issue is afflicting you, the most important thing is the way you view your world. How do you view your spouse? I once met with a couple, who were at their breaking point. Most of the time, … Continue reading

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