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December 11, 2019
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Treat Anxiety with Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a cornerstone of the treatment of anxiety (check out our Anxiety disorders complete guide) because it enables people who are afraid of something to gather realistic evidence about what that thing is REALLY like, and then make more thoughtful decisions about whether they want to continue being […]
December 10, 2019

Support the MS Society of Canada

The holiday season is here. With it comes shopping, eating , visiting and the stress of trying to get it all done. It might be surprising to learn that adding one more thing to your To Do list can help you to counter some of that stress. You may want […]
December 4, 2019

Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples

Emotion Focused Therapy for couples is a short-term therapy, usually lasting between 8 and 20 sessions. Research demonstrates that it is effective, with most outcome studies showing more than a 70% rate of recovery from marital distress in 10 – 12 sessions. The reason EFT works so well is that it directly addresses the […]
November 29, 2019

Bring Conscious Awareness to Your Actions

 Human bodies are exceptionally good at making complicated things routine, like driving cars down busy roadways at the same time that we’re singing along to music and adjusting the mirrors. This is really useful because it means I don’t have to waste my precious mental resources relearning everyday things, […]
November 20, 2019

How You View the Bees Matters More Than the Bees

The other day, I was out with friends on a beautiful, sunny, weekend morning. We were on an outdoor patio drinking coffee and eating deliciously sweet cinnamon buns from a local bakery. It was a perfect way to spend a morning, knowing summer is over and cooler, fall temperatures will […]
November 14, 2019

The Role of Attachment in Infancy on Later Mental and Physical Health

The opening line from an award-winning video (see below) produced by two Ryerson University psychology students says it all when it comes to the importance of mental health: “It’s not possible to talk about health without including mental health.” Approximately 1 in every 5 Canadians experiences a mental health issue […]