Heal From Trauma: EMDR & Polyvagal Theory

In order to heal from trauma, it is helpful to understand how our nervous system gathers information from our environment and responds to it. Polyvagal theory, created by Dr. Stephen Porges, offers this explanation and can enhance trauma therapy approaches. Sympathetic Nervous System It’s easy to recognize when our autonomic nervous system is activated in […]

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#BlackOut Tuesday

I have a very vivid memory of being twelve years old and riding in the backseat of our family vehicle on a long car ride. My father always listened to CBC radio and although I mostly remember complaining about talk radio back then (I love it now – maybe because of my Dad’s influence!) but […]

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Your Mental Health Matters Too

That’s right. Your mental health matters too. Like many of you, I have been watching the updates regarding COVID-19 and adhering to the precautions that have been recommended by our government departments. I believe in “flattening the curve”. I believe that our diligence now will potentially avoid a catastrophic event like we are witnessing in […]

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