When we trust another person, we are oh-so vulnerable to getting hurt. But here’s the thing: Lifelong mistrust almost guarantees lifelong unfulfillment. As humans, we are naturally hardwired for connection. As such, choosing the path of relentless mistrust isn’t really in our best interests. It’s important that we learn how to leap forward with some […]
THE WORDS, “NEEDS” AND “DEPENDENT” ARE NOT BAD WORDS The word need is sometimes spoken about as though it is a bad thing, even worse the word dependency. How dare we have needs and how much worse is it for us to be dependent on someone, after all, this would make us “needy and dependent”. […]
It’s hard to find someone who knows more about shame than Brené Brown. She’s dedicated her career to studying this topic, along with its close relatives: courage, vulnerability, and empathy. Her work has blown up the Internet, bestsellers lists, and (more recently) Netflix, and she has been trending for years now because she tackles complex […]
There’s a fine line between showing a loved one you’re dedicated to working through a sticky issue with them and taking a break from the sticky issue for the greater good. While it’s important to build a tolerance for conflict (i.e. not just run away from it or avoid bringing up issues), timeouts also offer […]
Balancing Boundaries In this fast-paced and demanding world, it’s easy to lose touch with our beliefs, values, wants, and needs. Being attuned to these aspects of ourselves, however, is essential to setting healthy boundaries with others, and thus setting the stage for our general well-being. Why are Boundaries Important? Boundaries shape our identities and promote our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual safety. They allow […]
Since You Asked About EMDR… New clients often wonder what EMDR is and how it can help them overcome their current problem. These are important questions. EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization reprocessing–hence, the acronym. In this short video Lead Psychologist, Robin, covers the basics. If you have outstanding questions, we’d be happy to answer them. […]
Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, we’ve been getting lots of questions. For those who want to know more about cannabis or want to be able to wow your friends and family members with random ganja facts, this blog is for you. Not Everyone Partokes First, not everyone is using cannabis or as we […]
Panic attacks can be terribly frightening and they are highly amenable to treatment. We got you!