Tools for managing anxiety

Tools for managing anxiety

Anxiety shows up in everyday lives. When we go for a drive, when we are about to write an exam, when we start a new job, when we meet new people. Anxiety is there to alert us to potential threats. When we experience anxiety, it shows that our body is doing the job but...
Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness Exercises

Has that ever happened to you where you were on vacation, enjoying the sun and feeling the heat over your body and suddenly you realize and  think, “oh shoot! When I left work, did I send that meeting invite that I was asked to… When I get back I have so many things...
The Importance of Self-care

The Importance of Self-care

It is likely that you have heard the term self-care in your everyday life. What does this mean? Well, it literally means, taking care of our own self. The process of self-care does however take time and effort. It actually does require some work where we need to plan...
What is Acceptance Commitment Therapy?

What is Acceptance Commitment Therapy?

            There are so many modalities out there in counselling. It is sometimes hard to decide what works for you. I can say that one of the favorite modalities I use during therapy is Acceptance Commitment...
Let’s Talk Trauma

Let’s Talk Trauma

We have all heard the word trauma. But what is trauma? There are numerous definitions for trauma but, as a trauma specialist, I believe instead of defining what trauma is, it is even more helpful to talk about what trauma isn’t! So, let’s debunk some myths...
Let’s Talk Addiction

Let’s Talk Addiction

Addictions are pain-relievers, they are band-aids on gunshot wounds.  For some individuals, something has hurt them.  Something has been taken away from them.  In many cases, safety itself has been taken away.  Addiction and some form of trauma...