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+00:00 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+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|About Counselling, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Emotional Management Strategies for Depression and 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+00:00 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

Exercise is the Best Thing You Can Do to Fight Depression

Getting some sort of exercise is the best medicine for depression. Now this doesn't necessarily mean an hour long work out at the gym as that likely seems very overwhelming to you if you are suffering from depression. Start small. Go for a walk after work or on your lunch break. Or, start with 5 [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:45:22+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Depression|Comments Off on Exercise is the Best Thing You Can Do to Fight Depression

Depressed on Valentine’s Day?

Useful Tips for Better Daily Living #7 (2008 Newsletter Archive) Hello everyone, With Valentine's Day approaching, I thought it would be important to communicate to those of you who feel a sense of disappointed or depressed at this time of year. Many people become very 'down' and even depressed to the point of being suicidal [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:45:38+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Depression, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies|Comments Off on Depressed on Valentine’s Day?

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+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Feeling Lonely and Depressed on Valentine’s Day?

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety During the Holidays

Useful Tips for Better Daily Living #2  (2007 Newsletter Archive) Understanding the "Holiday Blues" The holiday season can be a difficult time for many. It is meant to bring joy and celebration but sometimes this time of year can bring sadness and despair. Changes in life, such as being separated from family and friends, or [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:46:04+00:00 May 5th, 2013|Depression, Newsletter Archives|Comments Off on Dealing with Depression and Anxiety During the Holidays

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