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One Life is all about inspiring, motivating and empowering. We are about taking action and changing your personal story of how you see yourself.
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ART Therapy & EMDR Therapy: How Are They Similar?

Experiencing trauma is scary and can lead to the development of mental health conditions if not processed in a healthy manner. These conditions can further impact the quality of life you have following the traumatic incident.  Choosing a treatment option may seem overwhelming as there are many options. Two of these options are Accelerated Resolution […]

Choosing The Right Therapist For Trauma Counselling

Experiencing a traumatic event is difficult and can have a lasting impact on your life. When you are working through this experience it is helpful to have a therapist by your side. A therapist will ensure that as you process what has happened to you, you are safe and secure. They will be able to […]

Does Counselling Work?

Have you had the thought that you might need counselling and then wondered if it will even work for you? You are not alone in this conundrum. The question of whether counselling works or not is a hot topic when you are first considering counselling in Calgary. The answer to this question is not as […]

Top 5 ADHD Hacks To Improve Your Life Right Away

Staring at your computer screen, deadline creeping up behind you, the pressure of anxiety on your chest, and yet unable to focus and complete your task because your mind is racing with a hundred and one other thoughts. This is a common experience for someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. ADHD can become […]

EMDR Therapy: What It Is And Why It Works

Eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR) is acknowledged by the American Psychiatric Association as a helpful therapeutic technique to treat a number of mental health conditions is including post traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) and acute stress disorder.  This therapeutic technique can assist the movement of traumatic memories into a space of healthy memory that does […]

Therapy: What Happens And What People Really Talk About

Many people are nervous about starting therapy because they are unsure what to expect. Uncertainty is an uncomfortable feeling, and this may end up with you deciding not to attend that first session. It is normal to feel uncertain and nervous before starting therapy. Therapy is a place where you are vulnerable and need to […]

5 Reasons Why Successful Professionals Seek Therapy

When a successful person walks into a therapist’s office it can often be a daunting experience. Many people have the misconception that therapy is only for times of distress or devastating crisis. This is proved untrue by the number of successful individuals that seek therapy to support them in their daily lives. Anyone can use […]

Do I Need A Diagnosis For Therapy To Work?

There is often a misconception that you need to be diagnosed when you attend therapy. This can fill us with discomfort and images of psychological testing, a mental health diagnosis, and someone to prescribe medication. However, therapy and diagnoses are actually very different from this. A diagnosis is meant to simply to an understanding based […]

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

Bad days are an inevitable part of life. You can’t change that. What you can change is how you react to them. So you didn’t get the job, or your relationship didn’t work out, or you had a heated disagreement with someone. You’re left feeling pretty lousy afterward, and you’re looking for a way to […]

What Do I Talk About In My First Therapy Session?

So, you’ve made the choice to go to therapy – first of all congratulations for putting yourself first and doing something that will support and benefit you. Now you begin to think and think and think and small nerves start to appear in your stomach. They all surround the idea of ‘what to talk about […]
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