The term “narcissist” gets thrown around a lot in bad relationships and on social media. But what makes a person a narcissist? How do we deal with it? At Hear to Heal I can provide you with insight, resources and how to manage a narcissist. Is there something that is driving you towards a narcissistic…

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The culture of silence, a rooted cultural norm in South Asian, European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Black families, restrains attempts of physical and sexual abuse survivors from getting the help they need. The fear of revenge and being disowned is prominent in home of these families where kids are being abused. Family shame, honor, and…

The journey through grief is a profound and complex process, significantly more so for children and adolescents who face the death of a loved one. This blog explores the multifaceted nature of grief within the developmental stages of young individuals, the therapeutic avenues available, including art therapy and psychotherapy, and the concept of “good grief.”…

Not everyone connects with their inner child or even have the desire to. What made you want to explore this concept? Well I had to realize that all my adult ways weren’t working. I tried therapy, I tried to handle the here and now, I tried to mask, I drank, I tried to handle each…

Introduction: Welcome to a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth as we explore psychotherapy’s profound importance and purpose. Beyond the conventional view of addressing mental health issues, psychotherapy serves as a transformative process that creates a sacred space for individuals to raise their consciousness, know themselves deeply, face challenges, and ultimately grow into their most…

How can art therapy help with childhood trauma?   Art therapy has emerged as a valuable tool in addressing the mental health consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including trauma. The approach is grounded in the understanding that adversities in childhood can lead to multiple mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress, depression, psychoses, and dissociative…

Why is receiving early mental health interventions important for Canadian youth?   According to Statistics Canada, in 2021, individuals aged 15-24 (youth) made up about 12% of the Canadian population. Addressing the mental health issues of young adults is crucial for several reasons, as this stage of life is a critical period for personal, social,…

Absolutely… NOT… I am not perfect; I am not infallible, unflappable or stoic; I lack confidence and have fragile self-esteem; I am indecisive and can procrastinate as much, if not more than anyone else; I am not always calm, carefree, and happy; I do not have a life which is free from stress, anxiety or…

What is Trauma? Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can have lasting effects on an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. In 2020, the American Psychological Association described how trauma can result from a single event or ongoing stressors, such as abuse, accidents, natural disasters, or violence. Coping…