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Self-Compassion

Have you ever experienced one of those moments that maybe something didn’t go as you expected or maybe you completely failed? Then did you find yourself feeling regretful or even a bit of shame? It can be easy to be...

Coping with Stress from Job Loss

The word “stress” is a term first studied by Hans Selye back in 1936.  However, he was challenged to come up with a cohesive definition for stress because everyone seemed to respond or be affected differently by situations which could...

The Right Fit: Tips to Make the Most of Your Therapist Consultation

Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process.  With so many options to pick from, it is understandably overwhelming to set out to select someone that will feel like the “right fit” to support you with your personal growth and...

Accessing Help and Acting in Faith During Life’s Storms

The Ministry of Jesus occurred on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a freshwater lake in the northern part of Israel. While this body of water is 700 feet below sea level, the slopes of the Golan Heights to...

5 Ways to Set Better Goals for the New Year

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“New year, new me” is a phrase we commonly hear as we close out the year and look forward to the next. We often start the year with the best of intentions to create new...

Job’s Friends and Jesus Weeping: Ways We Block Intimacy Part I

Job 2:11-13; John 11:32-36
 
The foundation of healthy intimacy is true interdependence, which requires a solid sense of self. That is, an awareness and allowance of our own experience so that we can share it with another, and also be open...

Importance of Listening to your Emotions

Decades of research has proven that emotions are universal.  The idea that emotions are experienced universally suggests that regardless of where in the world you are born, or what culture you are raised in, you are born with the innate...

The Power of Our Thoughts

 
Our thoughts are silent, but powerful. They have the ability to impact our state of mind, perspective, well-being, and ultimately the course of our lives. It is often said that thoughts lead to feelings, which lead(s) to behaviour. Therefore, it...

Empathy – Building Connections

 
Empathy can be defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Empathy is a fundamental building block in close and intimate relationships but can be overlooked at times. Many individuals grow up in homes where they...

DBT: The Emotional Mind, the Rational Mind, and the Wise Mind

 
What is emotional mind?
 
How many times you have heard that women are highly emotional beings? Do you know a person who is mostly reactive? Have you ever been impulsive? These may all sound familiar to you as we all deal...