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Attachment vs. Authenticity

This week we will be taking a look at another clip of a conversation between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Gabor Maté (6:27). Tim poses the question of pitting the need of attachment against the need of authenticity. Dr. Maté discusses the common fear within disagreements between couples that the full expression of one’s true emotions …

PsychTalks on Screen Time for Kids

PsychTalks is a podcast by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at Melbourne University. This week we will take a look at an episode from this podcast surrounding screen time for kids and the effect on attention. https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9vbW55LmZtL3Nob3dzL3BzeWNodGFsa3MvcGxheWxpc3RzL3BvZGNhc3QucnNz/episode/OGZlYTdjMDItNDI0Yi00ZTdiLWI4N2ItYjBjZjAwNTMwMzkz?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwio9bmbxqKGAxUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Attention is defined as focusing on one particular thing at a moment in time, and helps us …

Unlocking Us: Grief and Finding Meaning

Today I would like to take a look at the Unlocking Us podcast by the wonderful Brené Brown. This podcast is hosted by Brené and often features guests with experience in a variety of specialties. In particular, we will check out the episode with David Kessler on grief and finding meaning. https://brenebrown.com/podcast/david-kessler-and-brene-on-grief-and-finding-meaning David brings with …

On Reframing a Challenging Moment

This week we wish to share another clip from a discussion between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Gabor Maté (7:26). In this clip, Dr. Maté coaches Tim Ferriss through the reframing of a challenging moment. He begins by identifying the emotions that arose during the moment. For Tim, these included anger and sadness. Dr. Maté then …

Brené Brown on The Power of Vulnerability

This week we wish to share a very engaging TED Talk from researcher, professor, and storyteller Brené Brown. Brené’s research focuses on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Brené’s TED Talk on The Power of Vulnerability was particularly well-received, and appeals with its humour, relatability, and insight. (Length 20:02) Here, Brené discusses her experience with an …

Laurie’s Look at the Stormy Daniels Testimonial

Last Friday our wonderful practitioner Laurie Marsden had an article published in Women’s Agenda about the testimonial by Stormy Daniels in relation to Donald Trump. This is a powerful and highly relevant commentary on a situation too many women can identify with. We highly recommend reading this article in full. We are very proud of …

How to Process Anger and Rage

This week we wish to share a short (7:47) and interesting clip of a conversation between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Gabor Maté. Many of our counsellors find Dr. Maté’s work very insightful. Here Dr. Maté talks on how to process anger and rage. Rage is described by Dr. Maté as “the anger that arises when …

Safe Conversations in a Relationship

This week, we will be doing something a little different for our blog and sharing a helpful short video one of our practitioners enjoyed. Judi has shared with us a helpful reel about needs and connection in a relationship: https://www.facebook.com/reel/391633367167024 The key themes here are allowing your partner to feel seen, heard, and safe. It …

Burnout: What is it and how to know if you’re experiencing it

Life is busy. Many of us struggle to find enough hours in the day to fit in work, study, family responsibilities, our social lives, and self-care. Sometimes when these competing responsibilities get overwhelming it can result in burnout. Most frequently this is felt in the context of work, which will be the main topic of …

How Important are our Z’s?: Sleep and Wellbeing

Sleep is an often overlooked but vital part of our daily routine. With the many demands of the modern world, our sleep may be the first thing to suffer. Today we take a look at what healthy sleep looks like, and the ways we can improve sleep hygiene and our resulting wellbeing. Before we begin, …