Archive for the psychotherapy Category

Modelling Healthy Relationships. Who’s watching?

Modelling Healthy Relationships. Who’s watching?

I often talk about how we are in relationships with others and that’s really a generic term to refer to all connections with other people but today I’m talking about romantic relationships and partnerships and the importance of modelling healthy ones. Certainly for our own happiness we […]

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ADHD treated with counselling, diet. Not drugs.

ADHD treated with counselling, diet. Not drugs.

http://www.viralalternativenews.com/2015/10/french-tackle-adhd-with-counseling-diet.html Great article share from Viral Alternative News on how the French – who have one of the lowest rates of ADHD diagnoses in the world are treating ADHD. This report states that the French are eliminating ADHD naturally. This is not an anomaly. ADHD has been […]

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Stop Walking on Eggshells and Use Your Voice

Stop Walking on Eggshells and Use Your Voice

A common communication habit that we get into is walking on eggshells. This sense that we have to hold back or suppress what we want to say because we worry about another person’s reactions. It’s a way to avoid conflict and also a way to try and […]

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The Right to Fight. Egos and Apologies

The Right to Fight. Egos and Apologies

Ego. It is one piece of our identity that can be great. It can house our confidence and be self-affirming, it can increase our motivation and drive, it promotes the best of us to ourselves and to others. It does have purpose in our lives. But the ego […]

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Resiliency. Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.

Resiliency. Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable.

Resiliency. In the simplest of terms, it is the ability to experience all ranges of positive and negative experiences and emotional states and being able to not just tolerate those states and extremes, but to be able to come back to a baseline. Baseline is a calm, centered, […]

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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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7 Tips for Managing Grief

7 Tips for Managing Grief

Grief is one of the most painful emotions that we can feel and it can show up in more areas and experiences than just with the physical death of a loved one. Grief can present in any area of loss and when we work with it in […]

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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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What’s In It For Me? The Taboo Question You Should Be Asking.

What’s In It For Me? The Taboo Question You Should Be Asking.

What’s In It For Me? It’s the question in relationships we’re told not to ask. We’re typically more encouraged to be givers than receivers and if we focus on our own wants or needs we are scolded for being selfish. While there’s certainly a time and place […]

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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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