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Category: Counsellors

Healthy Striving for Personal Excellence Can Conquer Perfectionistic Concerns

If you find yourself overwhelmed by perfectionistic concerns, it may feel as if nothing you do will ever be quite right. Whether it’s your performance in school, in the workplace, with your friends or at home with your family—perfectionism can lead to chronic disappointment and unhappiness. It may also negatively affect those around you. You may…
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Find Joy in Life! – How You Can Overcome Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

When depression takes hold of you, it can feel crushing. Depressive and suicidal thoughts can be extremely overwhelming, and you may be left feeling as though you are powerless to fight back. Depression often makes even simple tasks feel impossible. When you are depressed, it may be difficult to get out of bed, shower, go…
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Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for Couples – Treating Relational Trauma

At the foundation of every healthy relationship lies an infrastructure of security. The bricks that make up the core of this base include trust, attachment, love, and the confidence that your partner has your back. Knowing you can count on someone to be in your corner is an irreplaceable feeling. But what happens when that…
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7 Practical Ways to Balance the Emotional Effects of Debt

The impact of a financial debt goes far beyond your wallet. Your debt can carry an emotional burden that can weigh just as heavily on your psyche. What if the debt will take a long time to pay off? Will you ever be debt-free again? How will this debt impact your financial future? Do you earn enough money…
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Turning Possibility and Hope into Positive Life Changes: 4 Steps for Personal Growth

We’ve all heard the phrase “the possibilities are endless.” As overused as it may be, there is actually a lot of truth to it! Possibility and hope are always there when it comes to changes in our lives. However, actually growing and making those changes is the key. The idea of personal growth can seem…
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Parenting: How You Can Support a Child Suffering from Anxiety

Parenting is one of the toughest endeavours to take on. This is especially true when you’re the parent of a child who suffers from anxiety. Yet, raising a well-rounded and emotionally intelligent child is completely doable. Some people don’t fully understand that children of all ages can experience anxiety. Plus, it’s not uncommon to assume…
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How To Keep Money Fights from Hijacking Your Holidays

The holidays are always meant to be a time of joy, giving, and…money fights?! Even though we want this time of year to be as special as possible, arguments over money can hijack even the best planned holiday. Instead of being able to focus on what really matters, such as family, friends, and the joy…
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3 Concrete Ways to Tell the Difference Between Anxiety and Stress

It’s not uncommon for people to use anxiety and stress interchangeably. After all, they do have their similarities. For example, both anxiety and stress display physical symptoms such as stomach issues, muscle tension, insomnia, and more. And both can wreak havoc on your peace of mind, disrupting your regular routine. Yet, they aren’t exactly the…
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Why is Communication in Relationships So Hard? – Consider 3 Main Factors

At the beginning of a relationship, it can seem very easy to “get” eachother. After all, you’re in love. And cupid has a tricky little way of blinding you from most other negative emotions. As time goes by, however, negative feelings can build up, makingeffective communication very necessary. The problem is that communication is usually…
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Shame Locks You Into Addiction – Shame Resilience Opens The Door To Recovery

Addiction typically revolves around some type of harmful substance. Yet, the most toxic part of addiction is equally as harmful as any substance—shame. Commonly mistaken for guilt, shame is what can keep a person locked into addiction. In other words, it’s the nefarious force at work to keep you stuck—an arm’s length away from the…
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