Why gratitude can feel like a load of crap

Kate EmeryPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

The more I learn about trauma, the more I realize how complex healing is. In October, people are encouraged to reflect and be grateful. And while this is a great message in general – I’ve struggled with this message both personally and professionally. There are plenty of books and articles written on how gratitude is a tool for healing and … Read More

3 Tips to Help with Exam Anxiety

Alex GuidottiPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Have an upcoming exam? Here are three quick tips to help you with your exam anxiety:   1. Take a deep breath or two…or three… Part of exam anxiety stems from shallow breathing or…not breathing at all! In simple terms, shallow breathing causes your body to panic thinking it’s not getting enough oxygen. Deep breathing techniques allow your body and … Read More

Back to school and structure: Six tips for getting organized

Megan CampbellChildren, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

In the fall, getting back to school, work and your regular routine may feel overwhelming. Making goals that are small, achievable, and practical can help you feel more structured and in control. Some helpful tips include: Use a calendar and/or day planner with everything for work, school, self-care, kids, etc., all in one place (perhaps color coded) Divide up large … Read More

Self-Care for Mothers

Megan CampbellPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

As mothers we often care and think about others before ourselves. As a mother, my thoughts are often consumed with my son’s activities and errands that I need to complete to get his needs met. Part of self-care as a mother is recognizing that taking time out to care for yourself will allow you the ability to better care for … Read More

The Power of Breath

Amanda ProkopPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

We often don’t think about the act of breathing. Breathing is automatic, but it can be controlled and used in a therapeutic way with proper guidance. I recently started practicing yoga a few times a week; this practice has reminded me of the importance of breath and the power it has to shift our physical and mental states. During yoga, … Read More

Women at Home

Megan CampbellPsychotherapyLeave a Comment

I want to take a moment to recognize all the amazing women who dedicate themselves to their home and their family. ***  After the birth of my son, being at home and taking care of him, in addition to the household labour, I quickly realized that this was the hardest job that I had ever done. This job was 24-7; … Read More