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On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

On Guard! Three areas hypervigilance can show up in your life.

Do you feel on guard all the time – like you’re almost always scanning your environment and the people in it? Unable to relax, overly concerned, hyperaware? Do you notice an increased startle reflex or tension related to previous events and experiences? Do you feel like you […]

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Are You Limited By Your Label?

Are You Limited By Your Label?

    Your diagnosis and label is a way of understanding a collection of symptoms you are experiencing at the time. Accepting the status quo or worst case prognosis can limit your ability to heal. What we believe about any disease process can be a self fulfilling prophecy. If […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think. Challenging Irrational Beliefs

Don’t Believe Everything You Think. Challenging Irrational Beliefs

Don’t believe everything you think – about yourself – about others. Perception is our truth, but it isn’t THE truth. Allow for the possibility that how you are thinking, feeling and responding internally and externally in your connections with others might be wrong. Very wrong. 1. Don’t […]

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Restoring Hope, Reducing Meds, Recovering Joy. New Hope in Therapy.

Restoring Hope, Reducing Meds, Recovering Joy. New Hope in Therapy.

Many people that have received a diagnosis from a psychiatrist lose hope of recovery. All of the stages of loss and grief can show up as the patient tries to accept a mental health diagnosis and whatever prognosis the doctor has offered. In addition, they deal with […]

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It’s Just Activation. Molehills, not Mountains.

It’s Just Activation. Molehills, not Mountains.

So there I was – vibrating at the front of the room like a nervous mouse… except that I wasn’t nervous at all. Sometimes your body just does stuff. Here’s why and how to put it into perspective. Sometimes in our desire to understand experiences by labelling them or […]

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The Importance of Learning how to Ask for and Receive Help

The Importance of Learning how to Ask for and Receive Help

We are meant to live in a connected world, being able to give and receive in a community of people that we trust. Many people find asking for and receiving help uncomfortable. This could be because you feel vulnerable – or it could be because of pride. […]

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Your History of Victories

Your History of Victories

A part of SRT – Self Regulation Therapy is mining for resources. This is your reservoir of victories in your life. Finding those resources and victories of strength and success in your life and talking about them creates a physiological response in the body. This is happening […]

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Two Essentials for Healthy Relationships

Two Essentials for Healthy Relationships

1. Do Your Own Work 2. Know What You Want The expanded version below: Do your own work. Everyone has been hurt. We’ve all had disappointing experiences in our relationships – and some have been down right nasty and even traumatic. It’s important to do the work […]

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Supplements for Anxiety and Depression

Supplements for Anxiety and Depression

In addition to the tips in my Supplements for Depression & Anxiety, there are some great recommendations in Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Ultramind Solution  book as well as Dr. Daniel Amen’s Magnificent Mind at Any Age. Highly recommended. As always check with your health practitioner who specializes in […]

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Self Regulation Therapy for Depression & Anxiety

Self Regulation Therapy for Depression & Anxiety

My article on page 22 describes how I use Self Regulation Therapy to work with Depression and Anxiety in Okanagan Health & Wellness magazine – summer edition. Check it out!  

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