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Where do you live?

Take a moment to bring some awareness back to your body. Pay attention to how your body feels in this moment. Notice your breath and how you are holding your body. Are you breathing deeply, or are your breaths shallow? … Continue reading

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Would You Date Yourself?

Often, when we are looking for love, we make lists of the qualities we want in a partner. We are clear on the things we don’t want in a relationship. We are actively looking for the perfect partner physically, occupationally, … 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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Treat Dating like Interviewing and Ask for References!

When faced with a big decision, we weigh out the cost/benefit, pros/cons, and ultimately, use our gut instinct to make the right choices. When hiring someone for a job, we review the resume carefully, interview the candidate, and call past … Continue reading

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Addiction – Choosing the Right Path

Addictions are more common than you might think, as the brain can be addicted to a variety of things, including dieting, substances, pornography, shopping, sex, and adrenaline. There has been groundbreaking research on neuroplasticity in recent years, which shows that … 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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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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The Mystery of Chronic Pain

I counsel many clients who live with chronic pain, which remains a mystery for many. Overcoming chronic pain, as explained by Elliot Krane in this amazing video, requires a multidisciplinary approach, including psychotherapy, medication, and occupational therapy. Nicole

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Thought Stopping Techniques for Obsessive Thoughts

Next time you have an obsessive thought, try these “Thought Stopping” techniques. Picture your negative thought as being a few feet away from you. Next, imagine a stop sign popping up directly in front of you, blocking you from those … Continue reading

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Mental Health Initiatives in Canada

In recent months, there has been so much support for mental health in Canada, an area of our well-being that has largely been ignored in the past. With Bell Media’s 10 million dollar donation to CAMH announced just a few … Continue reading

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