Emotionally Focused Therapy Roadmap

Emotionally Focused Therapy Roadmap For Couples

Are you considering emotionally focused therapy for couples? Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a specific model of couple therapy that focuses on the attachment bonds between partners in a romantic relationship.  It presumes that human beings are naturally relational and wired for intimate connection.   In EFT, adult attachment is seen as an essential part of …

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Burnout impacts businesses and employees

How Businesses and Employees Can Address Burnout

When an employee begins to suffer from burnout, it can lead employees down a dangerous path reducing productivity, affecting mood, increasing sick time, financial worry and fear of unemployment.Shay, a program coordinator for a non-profit organization I met with recently coordinates events, manages a museum and writes grant proposals. She works under a new manager …

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Caregiver Burnout

Self-Care Day: Heal Burnout With Self-Compassion

As the COVID-19 Pandemic threatens a fourth wave on the world, International Self-Care Day provides an opportunity to highlight an essential skill at the heart of resilience, healing and burnout, self-compassion.Self-compassion is a skill that combines both awareness and a motivation to act: It’s the moment a nurse, healthcare provider or personal care worker acknowledges their …

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Indigenous Voices

Canada Day: Let’s Make Time To Listen To Indigenous Voices

Over the last few months, new evidence has emerged reminding us of the horrific treatment of thousands of indigenous children in residential schools across Canada. The remains of many hundreds of children have been found in unmarked graves around former residential schools. More are sure to be discovered. This is a time of grief and loss …

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Teen Self Discipline and Natural Consequences

Self-Discipline is Learned From Natural Consequences, Not Punishment

Anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, bullying, racism, sexism, homophobia; the list of challenges our children and youth will face in their lifetime appears overwhelming. To become mentally healthy, confident and competent young adults, our kids will need to develop self awareness and self-discipline. Two families I have worked with in family counselling demonstrate the complexities …

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Nervousness and Anxiety

Veeva Teen Supplement for Nervousness Sends Dangerous Message

    Is taking a supplement for nervousness as harmless as you think? A CBC News report this week says a supplement targeting teen nervousness is being investigated by Health Canada. Veeva Teen, approved by Health Canada was being marketed to teens suffering from anxiety, although that claim has now been removed from their website.  Under Health Canada rules, the product …

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Have a Mindful Christmas!

Around December 25th, millions of people take perhaps the largest collective pause the world experiences each year. It is a time when most non-essential services stop. As a result, the world gets a much needed opportunity to take a mindful breath.

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