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Anxiety: Are You Programmed to Worry?

The world is demanding more from us and as the competition for our attention continues to increase there is pressure to be more successful, to be fulfilled, to always be happy and keep our selves together…..Creating the perfect recipe for the 'worrying mind'. How we respond to this mental pressure is vital to our health, […]

I Think I Married a Narcissist

“This office is impressive.” Donald was looking around with a big smile on his face, pleased, nodding to himself. “Good for you,” he said as he sat down beside his wife on the couch across from me. “It does the trick,” I said with a smile. “But, you know, I have to tell you,” Donald’s […]

When One Partner’s Substance Addiction is Impacting the Relationship

What is substance addiction? Substance addiction is not the same as substance use - just because someone uses substances occasionally does not make them an addict. While the diagnosis of a substance addiction is a mental health condition best left to professionals, a layperson’s guide might look something as follows: Substance use becomes substance addiction […]

Treating Anxiety with Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

What makes ACT different? Psychologists have multiple approaches to treating anxiety at their disposal - using a thorough understanding of your childhood to address anxiety, examining thought and behavior patterns to look for possible changes, developing solutions to practical problems, and many more methods. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) expands on these by introducing a novel […]

How to Deal with Anger

How do You deal with Explosive Anger? Do you find it difficult to contain your anger? Does a little frustration trigger fits of rage and aggression despite your best effort to control your emotion? You could be experiencing anger outbursts because of stress and emotions that lay beneath the anger. While you may be aware […]

Great Reasons Why We Should Invest in Those who Invest in Us

"If you live to be 100, I hope to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to be without you" (Milne, 1997, p. xx). This expression of friendship between Winne the Pooh and Piglet parallels one of the most commonly quoted statements from the study of positive psychology – 'other people […]

Person Centered Counselling & Therapy

What is Person-Centered Counseling? You have wisdom living within yourself and learning how to access that wisdom is part of the role of the therapist who uses a person-centered approach. In person-centered therapy, you are in charge, leading the way and this gives the client a great deal of space for self-discovery. Many believe that […]

4 Simple Ways to Increase Hope Throughout Your Job Search

I was asked the other day to respond to a post to a community of people whom have lost their jobs. The question was "How does one keep their spirits high?" throughout this challenging time of continual failed attempts to become re-employed. In such circumstances, high levels of hope are key to being able to […]

5 Relationship Mantras to Transform Your Relationship

The first thing I do with every couple that walks through my practice is I challenge them to imagine and envision a higher standard for what is possible in their relationship. Most of us believe that we are capable or deserve a great and fulfilling relationship. And before you go for couples counselling, yet if you […]

How Can You Control Anxiety?

Everyone gets a little anxious once in a while. Anxiety is a natural reaction that prepares your body to respond in difficult situations. It’s our very own natural alarm system that lets you know there is danger. It is controlled by adrenaline. Adrenaline is the hormone that gets released when you are stressed, excited, or […]
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