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Beating the Holiday Blues

 
Winter. Is. Coming! And we’re not alone in wanting to prepare for the change in weather. When the weather starts to change, many animal species begin to prepare for this. Birds migrate to warmer climates, bears retreat into a den, while...

Counselling Vs. Talking to a Friend

 
Counsellors often hear clients saying that they didn’t seek therapy prior because they typically talk about their feelings with other friends.  Some counsellors might have even heard their clients saying that talking to their friends is free!
 
However, talking to a...

What is EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing?

 
Over the past few decades, numerous psychotherapies have been developed in an attempt to assist individuals in overcoming their presenting concerns. One such therapy that has received particular interest in recent years is EMDR.
 
What is EMDR?
EMDR is a new form...

Benefits of Distance Counselling

In an era where physical distance no longer restricts an individual’s ability to access services now offered via telephone and online, one wonders whether counselling services can also be provided in this manner and, if so, if they are as...

Social Anxiety: How it is Maintained and What can be Done About it

It is estimated that about 1 in 5 people will experience significant anxiety at some point in their life.  Social anxiety, in particular, is defined as intense anxiety that arises in social situations, whether one is experiencing it firsthand or...

The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse in Relationships

Today, a high percentage of marriages end up in divorce. This fact has led many to spend years trying to uncover what makes or breaks a relationship. One of these people is Dr. John Gottman, a researcher who is known...

Managing Feelings of Jealousy

Jealousy is a natural emotion that many people experience at some point in their lives. Sometimes jealousy can be helpful, but at other times it can be painful and difficult to manage. There is a reason why Shakespeare equated jealousy...

The Focused Mind

 The brain is constantly at work. Even when we’re doing nothing, it doesn’t just stop. When presented with something of interest within our external environment, like a magician performing a magic trick or breath-taking scenery, the brain is instantly engaged...

Coping with Life Transitions

Sarah had always anticipated that she would move to another country to pursue her undergraduate studies. Yet when she actually made the move, she found it very difficult to adjust to her new life…
 
Jon had been working for the same...

How to Navigate Internalized Oppression

In what is an undoubtedly diverse society that is increasingly more tolerant of each other’s differences, discrimination and oppression are still too prevalent. Among others, we still have a measurable wage gap between men and women; immigrants still have undue...