Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, held captive by your own mind’s relentless barrage of panic signals? The racing heart, the constricted chest, the shallow breaths – it’s a suffocating experience, leaving you desperate for relief. Experience hypnotherapy – a powerful tool for communicating with the subconscious mind, the control center of our…

All the time she kept saying, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” Up, up, up. The little engine climbed and climbed. At last, she reached the top of the mountain. ~ The Little Engine That Could (American Folklore) Self-efficacy is a term coined by Albert Bandura (one of my…

As a psychotherapist specializing in couples counseling in Glendale, CA area and a Couples and Family Counseling professor at Pepperdine University , lying is a topic that is brought to the table more days than none. I found that when couples bring this topic into a therapy with grace session they are searching for two…

In today’s fast-paced society, where technology reigns supreme and instant gratification is the norm, maintaining focus and attention has become increasingly challenging for individuals of all ages. Amidst the constant barrage of notifications, emails, and social media updates, the ability to concentrate on tasks and engage fully in meaningful interactions has become a precious commodity.…

Stress is a familiar yet complex phenomenon that affects our lives in myriad ways. Our bodies perceive stress through a network of brain receptors which react to external and internal stimuli. When stressed, our brain’s hypothalamus signals adrenal glands to release cortisol and adrenaline—hormones that prepare our body to respond to the perceived threat. This…

“My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘just wait.’” ~ J. TenutaAround 20% of Americans (more men than women & many young people) struggle with chronic procrastination. There are several negative side-effects (e.g., health issues, decreased self-esteem, negative consequences etc.) and truly – most people who procrastinate…

Have you ever felt held back by something intangible, yet powerful? That’s the grip of a limiting belief, a subtle force that shapes our lives more than we realize. But fear not, for understanding and conquering these beliefs is within your grasp. Let’s delve into how you can identify and transcend these barriers, unlocking your…

In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining a positive mindset can often feel like an uphill battle. However, with the right tools and techniques, it is possible to overcome negativity and embrace a more optimistic outlook on life.  As a therapist practicing in-person and online in Victoria, BC, I have had the privilege of assisting countless individuals…

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