Important For Men to Deal with Stress

The relationship of most men and stress is short term and simplistic.  The single symptom which is easily recognized and most readily associated with a stressful situation is a mood change. “Dad's grumpy” or “dad is out of sorts”.  He had a tough day. They think it's all psychological and just a passing moment.  So, they treat the [...]

By | 2017-11-08T22:13:06+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Anxiety Disorders, Assertive Communicaiton, Educational, Men's Health, Men's Issues, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Important For Men to Deal with Stress

3 Steps to Find the Root of Your Stress

We have all had something that was bothering us. That made us overreact in an unrelated situation. Filled us with feelings of worry and dread. And ultimately affected our daily lives in one way or another. All for reasons and emotions we didn’t quite understand. Which is why it is very important that you identify [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:39:59+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Relaxation, Stress|Comments Off on 3 Steps to Find the Root of Your Stress

Men’s Issues: “Manning up” Can Lead to Stressing Out

Men's Issues: "Manning up" Can Lead to Stressing Out Men traditionally take pride extremely seriously.  Historically, this behavior has been beneficial in many ways but, unfortunately, it can sometimes also be harmful. Whatever you call it -- saving face, manning up, protecting your honor, retaining prestige or just being proud, there are instances when making this a first priority [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:40:38+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Men’s Issues: “Manning up” Can Lead to Stressing Out

Anxiety: America’s Next Great Epidemic?

Anxiety: America's Next Great Epidemic? Anxiety is one of the fastest growing mental illnesses affecting the U.S. and Canadian populations and the numbers don’t appear to be slowing. In fact, the number of reported cases of anxiety disorders has risen an astounding 1,200 percent since 1980. The Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada reports that 12 [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:01+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Anxiety Disorders, Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Anxiety: America’s Next Great Epidemic?

Anxiety is Hard-wired into the Human Brain

If simply thinking your way to happiness was possible, anxiety disorders wouldn’t be the most prevalent mental health problem in the United States. As I tell my clients seeking help for anxiety, the mantra “take charge of your own happiness” sounds great, but it’s just not that simple in the real world. In fact, anxiety [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:54+00:00 January 4th, 2015|Anxiety Disorders, Men's Issues, Stress|Comments Off on Anxiety is Hard-wired into the Human Brain

The Benefits of Positive Affirmations and How to Use Them

People often reflect on the past twelve months around this time of year. What changes occurred? What could be done differently in 2015? These are all helpful questions that can guide us toward more enriching lives. But for many people, these questions carry shame or guilt. Such emotions can be difficult to release and lead to frustration [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:41:59+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on The Benefits of Positive Affirmations and How to Use Them

Five Tips for Making Friends and Impressing Strangers

The holidays are here—and it’s time to socialize. Chances are, you’ll meet many new people within the next year, and brushing up on impressive character traits is important for improvised visits and first impressions. It can take under 100 milliseconds to gage someone’s personality, so impressing a newcomer should be a “before-during-and-after” deal. Before getting [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:05+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Anxiety Disorders, Educational, Relationships, Self-Care Strategies, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Five Tips for Making Friends and Impressing Strangers

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+00:00 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

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+00:00 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

Techniques to Handle Stress

When our body is challenged, it feels stressed and it impacts our mental and physical well-being. We all feel stressed at times, but there are periods in our lives when we feel particularly overwhelmed. Clinical symptoms and disorders associated with stress include cognitive disorders (memory problems, anxiety, pessimism, etc.), emotional disorders (anger, depression, moodiness, etc), [...]

By | 2017-10-27T21:42:46+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Self-Care Strategies, Stress|Comments Off on Techniques to Handle Stress

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