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Treating PTSD with Cognitive Processing Therapy

Many individuals are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on a daily basis. The experience of a trauma can be difficult to process and can lead to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, fear, and panic, an inability to focus and … Continue reading

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EMDR, PTSD and Neurofeedback

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects the lives of many across the world. In Canada alone 9.2% of individuals will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetimes and many more will suffer from symptoms associated with trauma exposure. Experiencing a trauma … Continue reading

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What is Play Therapy?

Play has always been an essential part of child development and is the main communication tool for children. Since play is a natural form of self-expression it can be utilized as a way of working therapeutically with children that are … Continue reading

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What is Brainspotting?

Have you ever noticed how the direction in which you look affects the way you feel? Take a moment and think about a situation – first look to the left while thinking about it, and then look to the right. … Continue reading

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Neurofeedback for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Did you know that neurofeedback is very effective for panic attacks? Panic attacks are generally difficult to treat because of their unexpected onset. But Neurofeedback can be especially effective for panic attacks when administered in conjunction with psychotherapy. Anxiety is … Continue reading

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Neurofeedback for ADHD

Did you know that Neurofeedback is a research based treatment for individuals with ADHD? Traditional ADHD treatment has focused on medications. However, in recent years strong research has demonstrated that Neurofeedback achieves equivalent effects as medication. In fact, according the … Continue reading

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What are Brain Waves?

We have multiple different types of brain waves and our state of arousal depends on which brain waves are happening at the moment. Our brain waves are measured in hertz, or cycles per second. Delta waves are slow and usually … Continue reading

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Dating After Divorce

A lot of people under estimate how difficult it can be to start dating after divorce, when you have children. You’re likely going to be dating somebody who has kids, as well, which means you’ll have to work around more … Continue reading

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Are your problems “first world” problems?

I ran into a friend the other day at the gym and she started telling me that her and her husband have been renovating their house and they recently bought expensive light fixtures for their kitchen. Once installed, she didn’t … Continue reading

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How to be a good friend

Believe it or not, it actually takes certain skills to be a good friend. By “good friends” I mean people who are supportive, empathetic and may even help you reflect on your life. For example I have clients who tell … Continue reading

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