Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours

Jennifer MitchellPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Alright, this is for those who have body focused repetitive behaviours (BFRB) that include your face or hands  (e.g, eyelash or eyebrow hair pulling; skin picking on face; picking skin on hands/sides of nails; biting nails/chewing nails or fingers etc.). Anyone who experiences BFRBs knows how hard it can be at the best of times to manage these behaviours. Most … Read More

Invalidation can be a part of surviving

Kate EmeryPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Invalidation occurs when feelings are rejected, dismissed, or denied. The Individual being invalidated then feels that their experiences are inaccurate or irrelevant. This can create emotional distance from the experience, the emotion, or the individual invalidating. When an individual invalidates themselves, they create space from their experience, from harmful feelings, or from the part of themselves that wants to be … Read More

Self-Care Takes Effort

Kate EmeryPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

It is important to remember that self-care looks different for everyone. Some people can be recharged through meditation – while others might find such an activity isn’t helpful. Some people might enjoy reading or crafting – while others feel drained by the effort of such tasks. If you haven’t found the activities or tasks that help you recharge and take … Read More

Keeping It Together – Helpful Tips for Wedding Couples During COVID-19: Part B

Alex GuidottiPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty for couples planning their wedding. Social isolation and social distancing can be very frustrating. Stress levels for couples who are engaged during this time is at an unprecedented level. So where do we go from here? My colleague, Nadia Hamilton, put together some helpful tips for individuals getting married. She also … Read More

Love is Not Cancelled: Part A

Nadia HamiltonPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

This blog consists of two parts. Part A focuses on supporting Brides and Grooms to-be individually, whereas Part B: Keeping it Together – Helpful Tips for Wedding Couples During COVID-19 (Written by Alex Guidotti) focuses on supporting couples together. Many couples have been forced to cancel or postpone their dream wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This difficult and heartbreaking … Read More

Telepsychology for kids

Andrea RodgersPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

During this time of physical distancing, many of us are becoming familiar with the term telepsychology. Telepsychology is the use of digital platforms that allow us to access therapy services remotely through secure online video conferencing technology or telephone. While there is currently a new emphasis on telepsychology in response to social distancing, psychologists have actually been seeing clients, both … Read More

Grief during COVID-19 pandemic

Kate EmeryPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

I was picking up dog food this week and while I waited outside (safely spread out) someone told me they were there to put their pet down. This kind of event is horrible and heartbreaking at the best of times, the sadness and loss seemed only more magnified because of the processes that need to be in place right now … Read More

Devoted Despite Divided

Nadia HamiltonPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the temporary closure of churches and/or religious/spiritual services or gatherings across the globe. For some individuals, families, and communities this can be a particularly difficult transition after traditionally attending church services or gatherings regularly. The following provides tips and suggestions that you can implement as part of your spiritual routine: Arts & Crafts Try … Read More