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What Is Accelerated Resolution Therapy and How Can It help?

Accelerated Resolution Therapy, also referred to as ART, is a relatively new form of psychotherapy with influences from existing evidence-based therapies. What makes ART innovative is that clients who receive it tend to show progress much more rapidly than with...

What is CPT and how can it help treat trauma?

CPT stands for Cognitive Processing Therapy. CPT is a cognitive behavioral therapy that is utilized to treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Standard treatment for PTSD using CPT is approximately 12 sessions long. Sessions are an hour long and can be...

Emotional Expansion

 
When you make the choice to “feel all the feels” – you’re also choosing to return home to yourself. 
 
Emotions are messengers from your soul. 
 
Embrace them and accept them for what they are and you give yourself permission to listen. 
 
To honestly...

Attending to your Mental Health

Most people will experience a period of poor or neglected mental health at some point in their life, and others may live a large portion of their life coping with these struggles. There are many resources out there for support...

Signs of burnout and what you can do if your job is affecting your healt

What is Burnout?
Burnout is a special type of work-related stress. The term is used to describe a group of signs and symptoms that consistently occur together and are caused by chronic workplace stress. While Burnout is not considered a medical diagnosis...

Embracing Your Mental Health

What comes to mind when you think mental health? 
This is something each one of us have to keep asking ourselves as we continue the journey of embracing and improving our mental health.  Our mental health comprises of the thoughts we...

Power of Labels 

The human mind is a supercomputer, when it comes to labeling things. This is how we teach our kids the world (this pot is hot, that building is tall, etc.) and how we make decisions every day (it is cold...

Anxiety and the Need for Reassurance

Uncertainty is an unavoidable fact of life, and people vary in the degree to which they can tolerate uncertainty. Research indicates that individuals who have high levels of intolerance to ambiguity are more susceptible to stress and other mental health...

What is EMDR?

Over the past few years EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, has become somewhat of a buzz word in the world of psychotherapy. But what is EMDR and what is it used for? Here is a description...

The Dance of Connection in Relationships

In couples counselling I often see couples putting pressure on themselves or each other to get things right in their relationship. The pressure for perfection becomes a comparison and the focus becomes you versus me. An important shift in relationships...