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How trauma changes us

Trauma has the capacity to change you. Most of us have experienced a trauma that has reshaped us in some way. Anything that causes us extreme distress, emotionally and psychologically, is trauma. Trauma has a lot to do with loss. … Continue reading

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6 reasons to see a therapist

If you feel unhappy and stuck in your life, it’s time for change. The benefit of therapy is that it helps you stop being on autopilot, tune into your life and get clear on the things that are holding you … Continue reading

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Clear out the old this spring

What do you want to create this spring? What do you want to let go of? Spring is symbolic of new beginnings and letting go of the old. The snow and ice is melting away, the rain is encouraging growth … Continue reading

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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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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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Gratitude to Boost Your Mood

We all know that focusing on things we are grateful for is a quick way to boost our moods. Yet, we rarely stop to focus on the positive, as we are so overwhelmed by day-to-day stressors. However, if you can … 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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Are You A Workaholic?

Do you find yourself thinking more about your “to do” list than your social or family life? This is just one sign of workaholism. Other signs include working after hours, on weekends or through your lunch break, feeling guilty or … 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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