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Mental Imagery Reduces PTSD in Abuse Survivors

Mental Imagery Reduces PTSD in Abuse Survivors

Psychologists at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany found that the use of mental imagery reduced intrusive thoughts and other PTSD symptoms in abuse survivors. Self Regulation Therapy, (SRT) combines the use of factual information with mental imagery… mind and body combined to heal the nervous system in […]

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The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself

For athlete recovery, stroke rehabilitation, as well as rewiring the brain for depression and anxiety, OCD, PTSD treatment, this documentary is a must watch. It’s neuroscientific principles are what SRT (Self Regulation Therapy) is based on and where my passion for this modality comes from. The book […]

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Modern Psychiatry and SSRIs…Creating Madness?

Modern Psychiatry and SSRIs…Creating Madness?

Manufacturing Madness in Modern Psychiatry I have to admit I’m a bit of a nerd. My free time is spent reading about the brain, advances in neuroscience, perusing PubMed for more information. I also am moved to learn more by the clients in my practice. What’s working […]

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What I Wish I Had Known in High School – Advice for Teens

What I Wish I Had Known in High School – Advice for Teens

We are very good at teaching practicality and focus once adolescents reach high school. The focus narrows to adult responsibilities and preparation, career, and education – and it has to. But in that stream of consciousness, as I look back, some of the best advice I give […]

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Four Ways to Beat SAD … or any other season of sadness.

Four Ways to Beat SAD … or any other season of sadness.

This is the time of year that many people notice a dip in their mood and overall energy. Some experience this dip in more profound and lasting ways, even to the degree that they might meet the criteria for Seasonal Affective Disorder. This type of depression typically […]

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Therapy: It Isn’t What You Think

Therapy: It Isn’t What You Think

The biggest misconception about therapy that I hear is that it is going to be painful. Often client’s will report being reticent to initiate therapy or book their first appointment because they fear it is going to be unbearably painful. They envision having to re-tell and re-live […]

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What to Look for When Choosing a Therapist

What to Look for When Choosing a Therapist

Whether a friend has recommended a mental health professional or you have found ones near you with Google, counsellors are not a one-size-fits-all package. There are so many professionals to choose from, each with their own perspectives and personalities that knowing who to choose can feel overwhelming. […]

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Mars and Venus have no idea

Mars and Venus have no idea

We are different – men and women. And we’re supposed to be and that’s not a bad thing. But it goes beyond in just how we interact in relationships. Our brains are different and here’s the reasons why. Beyond the brain as a whole, male and female […]

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Counsellor vs Social Worker. What’s the Difference?

Counsellor vs Social Worker. What’s the Difference?

This question comes up a lot with new clients as they navigate through the mental health field looking for the right professional. It’s a daunting task to call someone up and be both vulnerable and courageous at the same time in seeking help. Whether by referral or […]

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