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Look at The Relationship with Yourself First

The most important relationship you have is with yourself, yet it is the one that often becomes neglected. Sometimes you give so much to other relationships that it leaves little energy and desire to nurture the relationship with yourself. What...

You’ve Been The Same You Your Entire Life

“Who am I?” – it’s a question that comes up a lot not only in the therapy room, but in many stages of our lives. And although it is a common (and completely normal) question, it seems to be one...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

As a tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, today we’re going to talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T.  In 1967, Aretha taught us a little about relationships and reminded us that a little respect can go a long way.
 
Couple’s therapy experts, John and...

Infidelity

 
Common myths about infidelity:

It only happens in unhealthy relationships.
If a man strays it is the woman’s fault.
Couples who are unhappy will cheat.
He did not give her enough attention.
It only happens in heterosexual relationships.
It is always men who cheat.
An affair is...

Letting Go and Releasing 

Letting go is one of the most difficult yet rewarding gifts that we can give to ourselves. It’s something that we may have not consciously thought to do. It’s something that we might do naturally and not be aware of...

Moving Through Instead of Moving On

 
Has anyone ever told you to just move on or to just let it go? How does it feel to hear those words? What does it even mean to move on from something or to really let something go? Is...

What Did Freud Really Teach Us?

When people think about counselling, what often comes to mind is Freud. Usually, when people think about Freud, they think about his crazy ideas of sex. Surprisingly, Freud has a lot to teach us.
One of Freud’s most important contributions to...

The Inner-Critic

 
Many of us have a little voice in our head with a running commentary of our lives. “I have to pick up the dry-cleaning today,” “I wonder what the weather is like.” “Ugh – I missed the turn.” This inner...

What is Therapy?

I often come across people who have never been to therapy and/or they are not aware of the process which makes therapy work. The reason for therapy can vary based on individual clients’ goals and needs. For example, for someone...

An Acceptance Analogy: the TV in your mind

 
In a previous blog post, I discussed the barriers towards acceptance. These barriers all play off of unhelpful perceptions and ideas that prevent one from fully embracing the idea of acceptance.
 
But why is it even important to really work towards...