Everything we need to know we already have the answer to. Continue reading “Developing Deeper Awareness of Your Whole Self”
A quick recap from part one of this post Continue reading “Healing Your Emotional Trauma (Part 2 of 2)”
Emotional trauma is a part of all of our lived experience; As humans, we all experience emotional hurt. However, it is the beliefs that grow out of these hurts that cause long-term suffering for us in life and not actually the initial hurt. Continue reading “Healing Your Emotional Trauma (Part 1 of 2)”
There is nothing more natural and healing than when we return to our natural environment. For me, nature is a place of healing, learning, serenity, and fun. Often insights and clarity strike me when I spend the day working my way up a moutain, so I thought I would share my top 10 learnings…so far.
Mindfulness has shown to produce numerous and significant benefits, including reduced stress, rumination, and emotional reactivity, and increased focus, memory retention, cognitive flexibility, and relationship satisfaction. Mindfulness can greatly benefit the body, mind, and spirit.
Everyone is unique and finds relief and support in different ways. Continue reading “Strategies to Help Ease Depression”
Ups and downs are to be expected in life. Sometimes certain events occur in life to send us into an emotionally distraught and sometimes hopeless and helpless state. Sometimes this state occurs when there hasn’t been a precipitating event to send us there. Continue reading “Am I Depressed?”
“We hardly ever fight. Do we really need couples counselling?”
Available throughout the summer months at Counselling On Main, Walk & Talk Therapy involves one-on-one sessions outdoors.
This is ideal for those dealing with anxiety, feelings of depressions, grief and loss, or for those who process emotions through movement.
You set the pace. Are you in need of a mindful stroll at the beach or a more fast-paced, energy moving speed walk?
Utilizing movement as a piece of a therapeutic plan is growing in both popularity and scientific support. WebMD discusses The Benefits of Walking Therapy.
Often a couple enters into counselling when they feel they have exhausted their own approaches and are feeling quite directionless, depleted and sometimes even hopeless. Continue reading “Getting the Most out of Couples Counselling”
People vary wildly on how they feel about kids: they can make us feel awkward, and uneasy, or joyous, and energized. No matter which end of the spectrum you fall on, these tiny people have a unique attribute that I think merits some adult attention.
Situation: Two people see a homeless man on the street being aggressed by police officers. Continue reading ““Feeling” Versus “Talking about Feeling””
With most things, we rely on a point of reference to help situate ourselves and understand our worlds:
I am stronger than I was last year
I did worse on that test than last time, or than I had hoped
The moon looks bright against the black night’s sky
Night has recently fallen and at last the tribe is safely gathered together in a spacious cavern of their tranquil, fire-lit cave for the first time in many days.
Have you experienced that invigorating connection with others that makes you want to yell out “these are my people!”?
We all hit difficult times in life. Something unforeseen rocks our boat or perhaps even capsizes the entire thing. It’s scary. It’s lonely. It’s a life altering experience.
In our busy and multi-faceted lives, it can be tricky to strike what feels like a perfect balance. The good news is that perfection is not the goal, nor is it realistic.
Do you ever find yourself thinking “Really?! I can’t believe I am here again” or “ I thought I was passed this already!” Continue reading “The Process of Change in 5 Chapters”
I’ve found myself ruminating more than usual on the subject of mortality in the past years due to sad circumstances that have touched my life and the lives of my clients.
Pay close attention to any patterns that might be occurring in life. Continue reading “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know – Pema Chodron”
Imagine….a long day doing what you do all day. Feeling increasingly drained as the day inches closer to an end. Continue reading “Relaxation or Distraction?”
Deciding to talk to a counsellor can for so many of us be a scary experience. I often have people tell me that it’s something they’ve thought about for weeks, months, or even years. And not too long following that declaration I have those same people telling me that they wish they would have done it sooner. Continue reading “The First Session”
From the time we are born and throughout our journey of growing up, we are always told that someone else knows best…knows more than us…is the authority. Our teachers, coaches, parents, older siblings, bosses…all of these people assume the role of telling us what is acceptable and what is not.
There are many thoughts and beliefs that can prevent us from seeking counselling as a support. Continue reading “Fears & Facts of Counselling”