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Mindfulness-Improving our psychological well-being

In Goals, Gratitude, Individual Counselling, relationship counselling by Kaitlyn PowerLeave a Comment

Is it a craze or here to stay? We tend to hear a lot about ‘mindfulness’ and ‘meditation’, but why? The truth is, it is not a new concept. The practice of mindfulness is rooted in Buddhist Philosophy and a practice existing for over 2,000 years. Studies have shown that increased mindfulness and mindfulness based meditation improve our overall well-being, …

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The Benefits of Gratitude for Couples

In Goals, Gratitude, Individual Counselling, relationship counselling by Lirondel HazinehLeave a Comment

There is a saying that whatever you focus on becomes your reality. This would seem to be true in marriage and long-term relationships. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut of noticing all that is wrong and neglecting to notice or remember all the things that are good about our partner or our relationship. What if by noticing what was …

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How to Help Your Child Be Resilient

In Child Counselling, child development, Goals, Individual Counselling, loss of a loved one, relationship counselling, separation/divorce, Student Counselling by Dannika M.S.W., R.S.W.Leave a Comment

Resilience can be defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulties; to be able to strengthen ourselves when faced with adversity. Why do we need it? As a species if we weren’t resilient than we wouldn’t be alive; it’s a simple as that! In order to bounce back from extreme conditions, illness, climate change, and natural disasters, resilience is …

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Grief: How to maintain relationships after a death

In Grief, Grief Counselling, Individual Counselling, Loss Counselling, loss of a loved one, relationship counselling by Melissa Reid, M.S.W., R.S.W.Leave a Comment

Grieving individuals often talk about the changes in their close relationships and the secondary losses of family and friends who do not know what to say or do for them. As a result, the bereaved person experiences people withdrawing from the relationship both physically and emotionally. The enormity of grief demands a lot of the person experiencing it and as …

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Helping Your Child Cope with … Anxiety

In anxiety, Child Counselling, Individual Counselling by Emily Smith, M.S.W., R.S.W.Leave a Comment

As a species, we all experience emotions and emotions have a function in our body and life. While emotions can be pleasurable and invite connection with others, they can also be uncomfortable and negatively influence our thoughts and reactions. Although our children may be little, the intensity of their emotions can be overwhelming to not only them but to you as their parent. Helping children manage their emotions and giving them tools to put them in the driver’s seat of their thoughts and reactions will support them in learning to cope and adjust their responses more effectively.

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Supporting Your Child through Separation/Divorce

In Child Counselling, Loss Counselling, relationship counselling, separation/divorce, Uncategorized by Emily Smith, M.S.W., R.S.W.Leave a Comment

Separation/divorce is a very difficult life event that if it occurs, impacts all of those involved. Ending a relationship when there are children can bring about a plethora of changes and transitions that both children and adults need to work through. This could mean a change in residence, leaving behind a familiar home, friends, and school. It could involve adjustments to a blending of families and the navigation of new family roles and norms.

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Considering Counselling?

In Child Counselling, Goals, Individual Counselling, relationship counselling by Melissa Reid, M.S.W., R.S.W.Leave a Comment

We have often been asked “when should someone consider counselling services?” Just like most things in life, there is rarely a one-size-fits-all formula to initiate counselling and we would not want someone to feel “shoulded” into that decision. Realistically, the answer to when to consider counselling can be complicated, situational and personal. Obviously, we believe that counselling can be beneficial …

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How to Support Children following Tragedy

In Child Counselling, Grief Counselling, Individual Counselling by Emily Smith, M.S.W., R.S.W.Leave a Comment

It may seem that everyday we are faced with another daily news cycle filled with tragedy. Sadly, it is not uncommon to be faced with horrific news stories, both here at home, across the country or around the globe and it can be difficult to reconcile our thoughts and feelings on that. As parents, there is the added challenge of …

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Roadmaps

In Change, Goals, Individual Counselling by Karen Grierson, R.P., B.A., M.T.S.Leave a Comment

Sometimes when people approach the process of “trying to get their lives in order”, either as a choice for general improvement or in the aftermath of some kind of major upheaval, they may find themselves flummoxed at the scope of change, and unable to pinpoint a place to start. When clients come into my office for help with this kind …