Sexual addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative effect on the addict and on family members increases as the disorder develops. Gradually, the addict usually has to redouble the obsessive behavior to obtain the same results. For many sex addicts, conduct…

Although it is very common to experience anxiety during exam period, a recent study has shown that anxiety could be associated with higher marks if the working memory is good as anxiety motivates kids to work more. Clearly, anxiety could have a negative effect on marks when the child is having difficulty memorizing or remembering…

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 3.2million Canadian youth between the ages of 12-19 are at the risk of developing Depression. Shocking? Right. Children and adolescents can develop depression if they are/ have experiencing/ experienced: Huge pressure from school, society, or family Stressful transitions, such as changing school, neighborhood, city, or country A major…

Have you ever wished you hadn’t done what you done? Or said what you said?The reality is that, mistakes happen! What is important is that you do not lose control of the situation. Be creative in finding a new way to approach your problems, in turning your mistakes into something more positive. An activity, which…

Because of the recent press about the amazing benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy more and more therapists are bringing their dogs to work. Is this Animal Assisted Therapy? Animal Assisted Therapy involves a trained counselor or therapist working with a trained animal in a goal-directed way within that therapists’ area of expertise. The therapist should…

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up. Many consumers seek a quick fix.  They go to a variety of untrained “therapists” searching for a remedy for instant gratification. …

Shopping (or retail) therapy Visiting another country recently, I was struck by a large billboard on a main thoroughfare. It said: Come for Counselling and Forget about Retail Therapy. This was not a private advertisement. It was an official government notice, beaming out at every passing motorist and pedestrian. I wanted to go back to…

A Peaceful Mind Life presents us with many challenges – difficult relationships, stress at work, financial concerns or worries about our health. We try to deal with them as best we can, by seeking help from friends or family or, perhaps, by learning from previous experiences. However, there may also be an inclination to deny…