3 Things You Need to Know Before You Try EMDR Therapy

EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapeutic strategy that has been very successful in helping people who struggle with anxiety and other emotional disturbances and it is the approach that I specialize in. In my opinion, EMDR Therapy is the closest thing to a magic wand that I have found in counselling. [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:40-07:00 December 4th, 2014|Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Grief and Loss, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on 3 Things You Need to Know Before You Try EMDR Therapy

How to Conquer Social Anxiety

Suffering from anxiety is very distressing and can be debilitating at times. Having the right mindset will make all the difference in being able to conquer it. Usually people suffering from social anxiety fear how other people perceive them. It is very important to learn ways to becoming more accepting of yourself and feeling good [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:43:02-07:00 November 25th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders|Comments Off on How to Conquer Social Anxiety

Want to Be More Productive? 5 Steps to a More Organized Mind

As we get busier and we have less time to accomplish all of our chores, multi-tasking has become a given for those who aim for success. However, according to neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, switching from one thought to another seems to clutter our brain which leads to lower productivity. How can we organize our minds so [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:43:38-07:00 November 20th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Want to Be More Productive? 5 Steps to a More Organized Mind

Use Your Container to Manage Memories and Emotions

The ‘Container’ is a common tool used across many different types of counselling modalities. To some, the concept of the container might not sound very useful, but when practiced and developed, it does wonders for helping set emotions, upsetting thoughts, or memories aside when it is not a good time to be aware of them. [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:09-07:00 September 10th, 2013|Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Self-Care Strategies, Trauma|Comments Off on Use Your Container to Manage Memories and Emotions

Emotional Management Strategies for Depression and Anxiety

Depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems are issues that many people struggle with. Often, these problems interfere with everyday life and general well-being. I have read a statistic saying that 80% of the population in North America will suffer from some degree of depression at some point in their lives. There are self-care strategies that [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:37-07:00 July 22nd, 2013|About Counselling, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Emotional Management Strategies for Depression and Anxiety

Numbers Stop Anxiety

Another great way to calm the mind and pull yourself out of an emotional spiral is using numbers. Numbers are left brain activity. When you activate the left hemisphere of your brain, you pull the energy out of the right side which is your emotional side. * Counting down from 20 or 50 or 100 [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:59-07:00 July 10th, 2013|Anxiety Disorders, Educational, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Numbers Stop Anxiety

Naming Objects – Quick Trick to Stop Anxiety

We all experience anxiety from time to time. Some people struggle with it more than others. What happens for everyone is that anxiety blocks our ability to think clearly. Learning ways to calm yourself down so that you can get back to discussing the matter at hand with someone else or get back to studying...whatever [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:45:05-07:00 July 4th, 2013|Anxiety Disorders|Comments Off on Naming Objects – Quick Trick to Stop Anxiety

Men Benefit From Therapy Too

Everyone has problems they have to face. Sometimes it will seem like a better idea to face them alone. This is not always going to be the best way to handle things. Typically, in our society, men are not allowed to show signs of weakness or to admit they are having problems. As a man, [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:45:10-07:00 May 21st, 2013|About Counselling, Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Grief and Loss, Men's Issues, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Trauma|Comments Off on Men Benefit From Therapy Too

Feeling Lonely and Depressed on Valentine’s Day?

Useful Tips for Better Daily Living #3 (2007 Newsletter Archive) Hello and welcome to “Useful Tips for Better Daily Living”. I realize that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and many people can find this time of year very lonely and can often feel depressed. The weather is rainy and the days still turn into evening quite [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:46:00-07:00 May 5th, 2013|Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Feeling Lonely and Depressed on Valentine’s Day?

There is Help for Anxiety

Useful Tips for Better Daily Living #1  (2007 Newsletter Archive) This newsletter is intended to help its members learn new ways of handling life more easily. It includes tips for over-all self-care as well as strategies for emotional well-being. It is helpful to find ways to take-care of yourself, emotionally and otherwise, in ways that [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:46:11-07:00 May 5th, 2013|Anxiety Disorders, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on There is Help for Anxiety

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