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So You had a Fight! What to do to Recover.

 
Conflict in relationships is completely normal. Ideally conflict is resolved with good listening, communication and collaborative problem solving. So what do you do when you have a huge fight or regrettable incident in your relationship? 
 
According to the Gottman’s, it is...

What is Sandplay Therapy?

 
Using sand as a healing modality has been seen in many cultures historically such as the Navajo Indians.
 
Sandplay therapy can be used by both adults and children and consists of creating scenes or pictures in the sand that involve body...

Saboteur

Do you ever feel there is a part of you that is setting yourself up to fail or doubting your ability? This dastardly saboteur goes by many names, but the most common one we hear is Anxiety. 
 
When you boil anxiety...

Benefits of Couples Therapy

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Couples often go through difficult periods such as childbirth, financial issues, death of friends or family, mental and physical health issues, and mid-life transitions to name a few. They also could be experiencing a lack of connection...

Demystifying Boundaries

As humans, relationships are of paramount importance to our wellbeing. But relationships are dynamic and complex and can often be difficult to navigate. There is no universal guidebook on how to have healthy relationships and many of us were not...

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...

Attachment Styles and Adjustment to Breakups

You may already be familiar with how your attachment style can influence your behaviour in romantic relationships and your choices in romantic partners, but have you ever considered its role in how you react to breakups?
 
Attachment styles, rooted in attachment...

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Children

 
Are we encouraging our children to have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? The type of mindset that children develop early on in life can make a profound difference in their approach to learning, resiliency and ultimate success.
We may...

Interoceptive Therapy for Panic Attacks

Heart pounding. Light headed. Lungs starving for air. Shaking. Sweating. About to throw up. On the verge of passing out. Chest pains. Hands are tingling. Feet are numb. Sure you’re about to drop dead at any moment, yet unsure if...

Are Cellphones Ruining Your Relationships?

As a couple’s counsellor, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that my partner doesn’t listen to me. This complaint comes in many different forms. I hear things such as, “My partner is always distracted, my partner doesn’t talk...