How Massage and Yoga Therapy Benefit Mental Health

Stefani Wilton HoytMassage Therapy, Psychotherapy, Yoga TherapyLeave a Comment

When you experience an emotion, negative or otherwise, what you experience is far more than just the emotion itself. There are neurological, chemical and physiological responses that can intensify the experience. In the case of anxiety, your breath might become shallow with a tangible tension that you experience in your abdomen or chest. When it comes to mental health, yoga … Read More

Coping With Stress

Jasmin Dhillon, PHDPsychotherapy, StressLeave a Comment

Life can be stressful.  The source of stress can be varied – both positive events (e.g., planning a wedding) and negative events (e.g., loss of a family member) can be stressful. We may often wish we could get rid of the stress in our lives entirely, however this is not realistic. It is more realistic to develop skills to manage … Read More

Spring Clean Your Life!

Marina AgafonovPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

It’s quite common for us to clean out our house every spring, we are so excited to renew our energy as we are rejuvenated by spring weather. Just this past weekend, I cleaned out my closet and as I was throwing out clothing that no longer served me or served any purpose, I thought “hmmm, how often do we think … Read More

Reflections

Tessa Burns MartinPsychotherapy1 Comment

Normally I put work away on weekends but I am having one of those rare moments where the kids are in bed early and I have time to reflect. This is the first time in weeks that I have felt stillness because of all the preparations for the new space. And as I reflect, I felt it was necessary to … Read More

Coping with Rejection

Marina AgafonovMarina Agafonov, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

By Marina Agafonov, registered provisional psychologist Ah, fall, a cozy night in with your sweetheart would be lovely. BUT, here’s the thing – you are single and maybe, yet again experienced a rejection. So let me share a personal story and a sure-fire way to help you cope and nurse yourself back to emotional health. Oftentimes, people think that because … Read More

Four tips to kick procrastination to the curb

Jasmin Dhillon, PHDJasmin Dhillon, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Written by Jasmin Dhillon, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist Procrastination is a fairly common problem – everyone does it! Procrastination is delaying or putting something off for later. It can take the form of sleeping, eating, engaging in other pleasurable activities, or even engaging in tasks that are not as important as the task that is being avoided. For many procrastination can become … Read More

Should I be doing more as a mother? I am exhausted!

Marina AgafonovMarina Agafonov, Parenting, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Written by Marina Agafonov, Registered Provisional Psychologist This morning I sat down to chat with Leslie Horton on GlobalNews Calgary about motherhood expectations. Moms place such high expectations on themselves that sometimes they find it hard to live up to their own standards! Remember that you are an expert at this, you know what is best for your child and … Read More