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Play Therapy 101

Play is the first language we learn as children. As we grow, our play styles may change and develop, but play remains a fundamental way that we express our inner thoughts and feelings (even those that we are not consciously...

The Importance Of Self-Care

We inhabit a culture that celebrates, praises, and prioritizes busyness. The result is tiredness, moodiness, frustration, and an inability to rest. There are five main aspects of personal health: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual. Take some time to reflect on how each of these areas are...

Compassion: A Check in with Yourself

 
In a world with a culture where we often use the word love and compassion quite generously, it’s often an irony, many of us may be cognizant off or not, why there is still so much pain in human life...

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...

Improving Your Sleep 

“Wow, I feel great and so well rested”. If you are anything like me and the ⅓ of Canadians who don’t get a high-quality restful sleep, this is a phrase that you likely haven’t said in a very long time...