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Are Past Relationship Triggers Keeping You Stuck in the Past? – How Couples Counselling Can Help

If you have ever experienced trauma in the past, you’ll likely feel that it still affects your life today. Healing from trauma can be a long-term process. But if you do not make an effort to heal, you can easily become stuck in the past. Even if you want to move forward, you may feel…
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How to Improve Relationship Communication Skills – Part 1: Becoming a Great Initiator

Communicating within a close relationship can be difficult. If you’ve ever hesitated to bring up an important issue with one of your loved ones, you know just how hard it can be to speak your truth when you’re afraid that doing so might hurt someone else or may lead to an argument. It can be…
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How to Improve Relationship Communication Skills – Part 2: Being a Better Inquirer

When we think about conversational skills, we often assume that this means focusing on what we say and how we say it. But listening and asking the right questions are both important skills too. And in the context of relationships, being a good listener is crucial! Ellyn Bader, co-founder of The Couples Institute, has extensively…
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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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Exam Anxiety: 7 Effective Ways to Banish it for Good

Whether you are a high school student, an employee reaching for a promotion, or currently attending a university, you have likely felt “exam anxiety” at one point or another.  Exams test knowledge or skills you have learned over a period of time and then provide only one short window of opportunity to demonstrate that knowledge.…
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Creating a Happy and Healthy Relationship: 7 Keys

Are you and your partner out-of-sync or going through a rough patch lately? Every couple struggles with something from time to time, and disagreements are a normal part of relationships. If your “funks” repeatedly last more than a few days or so, however, you may need to take a closer look at your relationship. Creating…
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Whether you need a space to see clients, host team meetings or just a private space, we have three professionally furnished offices available for rent. The offices are ideally suited to psychologists, counsellors, occupational therapists and podiatrists. Amenities All offices are professionally decorated and furnished. The configuration of the office can be modified to suit…
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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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Can Your Perception of Stress Change its Effect on Your Health?

Can Your Perception of Stress Change Its Effects on Your Health? “Stress is bad and should be avoided at all costs!” At least, that’s the message you’re getting from most of the articles and blog posts you read, right? Most people have heard that we are all dealing with more stress these days. In turn, stress has…
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