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Behaviour as Communication

Behaviour as Communication It is typically easier for us to identify other people’s behaviour versus reflecting on our own.  However, all behaviour including projection is communicating something.  What is that something for you?  What is that something for the people around you? If you have children what is their behaviour trying to communicate to you?  […]

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Self-Compassion

Why Self-Compassion is important Self-compassion involves being aware of our own pain and suffering, and understanding that this is a hard, but normal human experience.  Directing feelings of kindness and care towards ourselves and focusing our attention and energy on how we might alleviate our pain, are also crucial components of self-compassion. Self-compassion can bring […]

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The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries Setting boundaries is essential for both our physically and emotionally healthy. Creating healthy boundaries can feel empowering as we begin to recognize the need to set and enforce limits in our life. For some boundaries are to protect you (keep you safe).  Boundaries can also help increase […]

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Rediscovering Yourself

Rediscovering Yourself   The building blocks of a successful relationships are: transparency, compromise and honesty. To make a relationship fruitful we have to put our best foot forward in order to make everything just right. In these relationships we often begin to try to create deeper connections in order to make the person feel good […]

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Health anxiety and safety behaviours

Health anxiety and safety behaviours  To worry about your health is a normal human experience. Health anxiety refers to the excessive concern that there may be a threat to your health which triggers your anxiety (fight/flight) response. Health anxiety is problematic when it is excessive, out of proportion to the realistic chances of having a […]

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Mindful Practice

Mindful Practice Take a seat: Find a place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you Set a time limit Notice your body: Make sure that you are stable and in a position, you can stay in for a while Feel your breath: Follow the sensation of your breath as it goes out and […]

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Children’s Frustration

When children become frustrated they can act out or become silent.  Parents may be the first people to recognize that something is different or become the first responders to an acting out incident.  How can we work on recognising what is happening to our bodies as frustration begins to build?  A tip for parents is […]

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Life on Autopilot

Life has many ups and downs and in some stages it can feel hectic and chaotic. In order to prevent getting overwhelmed we create routine and structure in our daily lives. Creating a comfortable pace where we start doing things from a very unconscious state of mind. Over time it becomes part of our life […]

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Distress Intolerance

What is distress intolerance? According to centre for clinical interventions, “Most people dislike feeling uncomfortable. There are many ways that humans can feel uncomfortable: we can be hot, cold, tired, in pain, hungry, unwell, and the list could go on. The type of discomfort we will be talking about in these modules is emotional discomfort, or […]

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Guardian Information to Help Attune to their Youth During COVID-19

The Canadian Psychological Association has posted a Fact Sheet: Helping Teens Cope with the Impacts of the Restrictions Related to COVID-19, such as reactions to expect and how to help support and validate their experience as to the issues at hand.  One aspect in establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with children and adolescents is attunement. A […]

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