Giving the Gift of Self-Care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness

Giving the Gift of Self-care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration, and reconnection, but our high expectations for this season can sometimes send us into scary spirals of doubt and depression. Reducing stress during the holidays means spending time taking care of yourself, and working [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:22-07:00 December 17th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Giving the Gift of Self-Care: How to Replace Holiday Triggers With Tenderness

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

Trauma Explained – What Does It Mean to Have Unresolved Memories?

Trauma is word that is used quite loosely in our language today. One often refers to themselves as having been "traumatized". This is often true, unfortunately, so I thought I would take some time to help people understand what this really means and why it is so difficult to heal some of the experiences you [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:43:57-07:00 February 15th, 2014|Educational, Trauma|Comments Off on Trauma Explained – What Does It Mean to Have Unresolved Memories?

Are You Depressed? Consider Volunteering

In my blog posts I do my best to give some solid approaches to managing life and mental health concerns more easily. The concept of volunteering to help those in need is a point I would very strongly like to encourage you to consider if you are someone who often feels depressed, 'down in the [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:44:04-07:00 September 16th, 2013|Depression, Educational, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on Are You Depressed? Consider Volunteering

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

Counselling Can Help You

Counselling is an investment in your future health and well-being. By providing you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental place to talk, counselling can help you understand your problems and make positive changes. It can be difficult to trust a stranger - it may even be difficult to trust the people you already know. With [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:46:17-07:00 January 9th, 2013|About Counselling, Educational|Comments Off on Counselling Can Help You

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