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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, …

Parenting in a Changing World

As the world continues to evolve, the environment our next generation is growing up in is very different from the one many of us have experienced. Raising children – whether it be as a direct parent or caregiver, or as mentor or guide – is a role many of us will take on however temporarily. …

Don’t put off until tomorrow: Procrastination

Have you ever had that task at the end of your to-do list that never seems to get done? You tell yourself you’ll do it tomorrow, then the next day, and the next day… until you are frustrated with yourself for not getting it done. Whatever you try, you just can’t seem to get around …

Practitioner Spotlight: Laurie Marsden

Welcome to the first of our practitioner spotlights! We thank you for joining us for this week’s addition to our learning journey. Each of our practitioners here at The Counselling Spot are highly trained and experienced in their specialist areas, while remaining accessible and adaptable to you and your needs. Today we would like to …

No Bad Parts: Internal Family Systems

Have you ever felt like there were distinct sides to your personality? What about a little angel and devil on your shoulder giving you competing information? Should this be a concern, or is the mind is naturally multiple? This is the domain of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach, so let’s talk parts! IFS is …

What is Brainspotting?

Many of our practitioners here at The Counselling Spot have received training in Brainspotting and may use this technique with you in your session. But that begs the question… what is Brainspotting? Brainspotting (BSP) was first developed in 2003 by leading American Social Worker and Psychotherapist Dr. David Grand. Since then, this therapeutic approach has …