Everyone has triggers that set automatic negative paths in motion due to specific types of situations. In order to address one’s triggers, the therapist, with the patient, often needs to identify which situations are difficult and trigger negative thoughts. It is helpful to ask the patient to monitor their feelings and/or behaviours and identify in…

Bzzzz! Beep Beep! Ding! Our attention is being pulled into so many different directions.  There are so many notifications grabbing our attention. Work deadlines looming. Traffic after work. Dinner needs to be made. Our energy is being diverted in so many different ways. The way to sustain and be at your highest self is…self-care. Self-care…

The essence of healing is connection – first, to yourself. Then, to others. Your human nature directs you to seek bonding. You are, biologically and neurologically, wired for this. Unfortunately, when carrying unhealed trauma, you could seek harmful connections because you’re disconnected from yourself. Trauma is that very separation from the body and emotions.- Gabor…

Art therapy and Trauma informed art therapy Art therapy is a combination of psychological approaches and art to address psychological, psycho-social, emotional, and behavioral issues. The goal of art therapy sessions is often to improve the individual’s overall well-being and reduce the negative symptoms of disorders. According to the American Art Therapy Association, “art therapy…

Depression can take as many forms as the people who experience it. And given that it will affect almost all of us at some point in our lives, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs — both the common signs and the ones you might not expect. Learning to identify the symptoms of…

Psychedelics and drugs like ketamine are all the buzz these days showing promising results for some with symptom reduction for all kinds of mental health disorders. However, is the hype grounded in reality? It begs the question of who is a good fit for these treatments and what makes a doctor qualified to administer such…

Life is full of stresses that seem to impede the very essence of life. Different people have different means of dealing with these stresses. There are times, however, that average measures can only achieve so much. It is in times like these that the services of a professional therapist are needed. The typical average measures…

People who are new to therapy often have the expectation as if the therapist has a manual to step 1, 2, 3 to teach the client what to do to “get rid of my depression, sadness, or anxiety”. However, the process of therapy is not as clearly laid out with manuals that therapists were taught…

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