‘Iffirmations’
Affirmations can be a powerful tool for changing your thinking, building self confidence & self esteem, and they're helpful in managing stress and anxiety as well.  But I know for myself, I sometimes find them a bit clunky.  They can feel like they're someone...
Focusing on Your Strengths
I'm a big believer in focusing on our strengths rather than weaknesses. And so is our Registered Psychologist (Provisional) Murray Heintz.  Here's an exercise he uses with his clients to help them to see their strengths and everything that is wonderful about them.   ...
Strategies for Managing Bipolar Disorder
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder?  Our Registered Psychologist (Provisional) Murray Heintz offers some effective strategies to help treat symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.  Self-Care Strategies For Bipolar Disorder Managing Bipolar...
Life is better when we feel listened to
Life is better when we feel listened to.  But communication can be a tricky thing. our Our Registered Psychologist (Provisional) Murray Heintz makes it easy with some helpful advice to help you communicate and listen better.  Improving Communication Not being listened...
54321 – A great technique for conquering anxiety and panic attacks
Anxiety and Panic Attacks can be exhausting and debilitating.  If you or someone you love suffers with anxiety and/or panic attacks try this very effective technique shared by our Registered Psychologist (Provisional) Murray Heintz.  5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique...
Trouble making decisions? Have a SODA!
Do you ever have trouble making decisions?  Our Registered Psychologist (Provisional) Murray Heintz has a fantastic technique that he shares below!   Have A Soda Making decisions can be an arduous task for both youth and adults alike. Indecisiveness, flip-flopping...
The 5 Minute Rule
 Finding it hard to get motivated?  Here's a great idea from our Registered Psychologist Olivia Dangas.   The Five-Minute Rule We have all been there: sitting on the couch; waiting for the motivation to do something, putting off daily tasks and procrastinating things...
Back To Routine After The Summer
September signals the end to summer and very quickly reminds us that it's time to get back to our regular routines.  Sometimes this is easier said than done   Our Olivia Dangas, Registered Psychologist has some good tips to help us make the transition a little...
Emotional Eating
Are you a stress eater?  I sure am.  And given the stress we've had over the past two years curbing the stress eating or emotional eating is on the minds of many.   Our Psychologist Olivia Dangas has some very helpful information for those of us prone to emotional...
Some New Thoughts on Self Care
Self care is one of those catch phrases that's thrown around and has many definitions.  One thing I know for sure is that self care is vital to our wellbeing and our happiness.  Our Psychologist Olivia Dangas breaks it down for us with some wise words from Author and...
Rapid Fire Questions – Jenna Pokol
Rapid Fire Questions If you're a fan of Brene Brown's 'Unlocking Us' podcast on Spotify, you'll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint. I...
Rapid Fire Questions – Garry Prediger
Rapid Fire Questions If you're a fan of Brene Brown's 'Unlocking Us' podcast on Spotify, you'll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint. I...
Will 6 hours a week make your relationship better? You Bet!
Whether your relationship is Rock Solid or On the Rocks...spending just a little time on your relationship can make a huge difference!  When it comes to Couples and Relationships, researcher Dr. John Gottman is a ROCK STAR.  Our Psychologist Olivia Dangas has gathered...
Junk Mail Thoughts
Our Counsellor Wendy Monks-Janzen offers some great information about how you can think about your thoughts!  Junk Mail Thoughts Often our thoughts feel like they are really important, but sometimes we need to create our own filter system—just like our email does—and...
We Love Brene Brown!
We LOVE BRENE BROWN around here!  Our Psychologist Olivia Dangas has put together some information for you so that you can share the love, too 🙂 Brene Brown describes herself as a researcher and storyteller who has spent the last two decades studying vulnerability,...
Thoughts
Did you know that on an average day we have between 60 & 70 thousand thoughts or self talk conversations in our heads?  Thoughts are so powerful and have a direct impact on how we feel and the way we behave.  Our Registered Psychologist Olivia Dangas gives us an...
Rapid Fire Questions – Jesslet Siluvairayan
Rapid Fire Questions If you're a fan of Brene Brown's 'Unlocking Us' podcast on Spotify, you'll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint. I...
The War in Ukraine. Dealing with the stress and worry.
The news is very dark and heavy right now with the events in Ukraine.  In Saskatchewan, many people come from Ukraine.  We all have people we know and love with friends and family there.  Our Psychologist Olivia Dangas has some important information to help you...
Rapid Fire Questions – Olivia Dangas
Rapid Fire Questions If you're a fan of Brene Brown's 'Unlocking Us' podcast on Spotify, you'll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint. I...
Rapid Fire Questions – Carol Metcalfe
Rapid Fire Questions If you're a fan of Brene Brown's 'Unlocking Us' podcast on Spotify, you'll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint. I...
Rapid Fire Questions – Wendy Monks-Janzen
Rapid Fire Questions If you're a fan of Brene Brown's 'Unlocking Us' podcast on Spotify, you'll be familiar with her Rapid Fire Questions that she asks of her podcast guests.  The questions allow you to get to know each guest a little from a personal standpoint. I...
Appreciating Your Body
Many of us wish our bodies looked different at one point in our lives or another.  Our Registered Psychologist Olivia Dangas gives us an opportunity to shift our perspective.  Read her article below 🙂 Healing your relationship with your body does not come from...
Counsellor Wendy’s Recommended Reads
Are you looking for some good information for yourself or your family?  Here's a list of books from our Counsellor Wendy Monks - Janzen.   Counsellor Wendy's Recommended Reads Welcome to 2022 — it is a positive year of opportunity ahead! This is usually a time where...
Intentions Instead of Resolutions
Have you had it with New Year's Resolutions?  Our Registered Psychologist Olivia Dangas has an alternative for you!   See Olivia's article below.  As we have entered a new year now, there is always much discussion of New Year’s Resolutions and the changes we will make...
Do you struggle with SLEEP?
Many people (myself included) struggle to get a good night's sleep.  If sleep is something you struggle with, our Counsellor Erica Kovach has some recommendations for you!  Tips for Better Sleep Having trouble sleeping? This is a common concern for many clients. Age...
Do you love your job?
Perhaps as a result of the last two years of the pandemic, some people are rethinking their careers, considering early retirement or simply quitting their jobs.  This has been a common theme of many of our sessions over the past few weeks. If you find that you're...
How to Meditate
Have you ever wanted to try meditation?  Our Erica Kovach (Registered Psychologist Provisional) has some easy steps for you to follow to get you started!   Loving-kindness Meditation. Starting a formal meditation practice is easier than you might imagine! Modern...
Holiday Stress
Christmas is supposed to be all fun & games...right?  In reality, it can be a whole lot of work, pressure and stress.  Our Counsellor Wendy Monks-Janzen has some helpful info to help.   Some Ways to Cope with Holiday Stress Holidays can bring unwelcomed guests,...
Identifying the ‘Shoulds’
Should You Work on Identifying “the Should’s” We often have high expectations of ourselves and it can be a double edged sword.  High self expectations can be motivating, making us feel good when we're able to accomplish things.  But, if we're hearing a lot of the word...
We Need This Now!
Boy, oh boy!  Sometimes we are so hard on ourselves.  We kick our own a** mentally when we screw up, when we think we've let others down, when things aren't going right, whenever. Those conversations we have with ourselves can be brutal. We'd never say the kinds of...
Are You a Bucket Filler?
Want to make your life better?  Here's a great tool that you can use and share with your family members.  It greatly increases quality of life!  I love it!  Thanks to our Counsellor Wendy Monks-Janzen for sharing it  👍🙂 Are You A Bucket Filler? This week, my child...
Helping Your Child Externalize Their Anxiety
It's not easy being a kid, these days.  We work with a lot of children who are suffering with anxiety and we want to share our tools and techniques to make life better for our Junior Clients.  Here is another tool from our Counsellor Wendy Monks-Janzen who works with...
Feeling Overstimulated in a Social Media World
What would we do without our cell phones?  Yikes!  As helpful and entertaining as they are, they can cause us to be overstimulated which leads to brain overload. Our Counsellor Wendy Monks-Janzen offers some tips if you're experiencing social media overload. Feeling...
Pandemic Fatigue? You’re Not Alone!
Pandemic Fatigue?  You're not alone!  I don't know about you, but there are days when it feels like this pandemic will never end. I'm tired of the stress, worry, and the uncertainty.  If you've been feeling like this, too...you're not alone. Read about our Counsellor...
Worry in a Box!
Worry In A Box. A Wonderful Technique for Anxious Kids!  If your child struggles with anxiety or stress, our Counsellor Wendy Monks-Janzen has a wonderful technique for you to share with your child. Read all about it below.   Worry in a Box Does your child experience...

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