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How to Help Someone Refusing to Attend Therapy

One of the most powerless feelings in the world is seeing someone you love struggling with their mental health and not being able to help them. Our natural inclination is …

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Curious George: A monkey for All Ages

For those of you who don’t know who Curious George is; he is a fictional character in a children’s book and cartoon series. Curious George is a monkey that has …

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EMDR

A Therapist’s Experience Receiving EMDR Therapy

I am a new therapist who has recently had the privilege of beginning my dream of providing trauma therapy with Rising Tides Counselling. My name is Melanie Barber and I …

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Art Therapy

Linking Art Therapy, Trauma, and Children

What is Art Therapy? Art therapy may be most simply understood as the intentional integration of art materials in the therapeutic process. This process is facilitated by a trained art …

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Connection

Instilling Your Power While Helping Others

Last month I attended a joint, female military/civilian retreat in Saskatchewan where I met outstanding people who have given community service to their country and extremities when in need of …

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Self-Esteem

5 Quick Tips For Improving Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is a very common symptom that brings people into therapy. People are usually aware of the very critical voice that is taking up too much space in their …

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Trauma Therapy

The Three Phases of Trauma Treatment

Introduction: “Why do I need to pay for a therapist when I can just talk to my friend for free?” “How many sessions of therapy do I actually need?”  “How …

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Self-Esteem

The Need to Please

Helping people can feel really good and is a natural human behaviour. We want to bring happiness to the people that we love. However, it may become too much when …

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Grief

Grief

While grief is often associated with death, it may come in many different forms. In fact, grief is associated with a sense of loss. It might be realizing that you …

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Therapy

Hypnotherapy

There is a common misconception about what hypnosis, as many people think that the person is being controlled by another person. However, with hypnosis, you are actually always in control. …

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