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Communication Tips for Relationship Healing

Communication Tips for Relationship Healing

We often do not have great role models for communication in our intimate relationships. If you find yourself struggling, hoping things will get better with your partner but not knowing what to do, the tips below might be an excellent place to start. A healthy...

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Why Counselling for Caregivers is More Important Than Ever

Why Counselling for Caregivers is More Important Than Ever

Research suggests that family members provide 80% of long term care. Many caregivers have their own families to look after and may also be holding down at least one other job. Caregiver burnout is common and typically defined as a state of mental, physical exhaustion....

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Are You A New Dad?

Are You A New Dad?

Fatherhood is more than providing food and shelter. Fatherhood is the presence of strength, wisdom and love in your child's life. Many dads struggle to be involved with their child's life for many reasons. Outdated ideas of specific parenting gender roles can conflict...

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Coping with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID 19

Coping with the Stress and Anxiety Caused by COVID 19

If you are like most people, you are doing your best to stay calm during COVID 19 pandemic. It can feel incredibly difficult at times. When not worrying about friends and loves one's health, there is often contradicting information through the media. The economic...

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Overcoming Addiction: How Loved Ones Can Help

Overcoming Addiction: How Loved Ones Can Help

For decades, individuals suffering from addiction have travelled the same route towards recovery, combining support such as rehab, anonymous groups with individual counselling and psychotherapy. The traditional route of psychotherapy, counselling and group support has...

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Mental Health Therapy For Frontline Workers

Mental Health Therapy For Frontline Workers

Most of us were not emotionally prepared for the global pandemic. Doctor, nurses and other medical professionals have suddenly found themselves working double shifts with often a lack of resources to care for intensely poorly and dying patients. As most of us stayed...

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The Positive and Negative Effects of Caffeine on Your Body

The Positive and Negative Effects of Caffeine on Your Body

According to statista.com, coffee is one of the most popular beverages amongst us. Nearly half of young adults age 18 to 24 drink coffee. Those over 60 are more likely to drink the delectable beverage. This age group tends to drink roughly three times as many cups a...

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What to Expect in a First Session of Couples Counselling

What to Expect in a First Session of Couples Counselling

This week's blog is an exploration to hopefully demystify of some of the things we will talk about during the first session of couples counselling using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Exploring the Emotional Signals That We Send or Our Negative Cycle My goal for...

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Five Techniques To Quickly Calm Your Anxiety

Five Techniques To Quickly Calm Your Anxiety

When living with anxiety, any moment can become one that creates a slow rising feeling of panic. Life feels normal one second, and then the next, chest tightens, and heart began to race. Hyper-focus on events in the future seems to dominate thinking, and you find...

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Getting the Most Out of Couples Therapy

Getting the Most Out of Couples Therapy

As a couples counsellor, I often have a front-row seat to relationship change. However, it takes two people wanting to work together to find a way through and then putting in the effort to make this happen. I have seen couples go from starting to sign divorce papers...

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Ways to Overcome Unhealthy Dependence in Your Relationship

Ways to Overcome Unhealthy Dependence in Your Relationship

Do you find you accept responsibility for loved one's emotions or actions? Are you always trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful yet have trouble stepping away from...

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