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Pet Therapy

Benefits of having Animals Part of Therapy

Animals In Therapy Animals have been accepted into our homes as family members for quite some time. Animals can help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression simply by being …

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The Three Most Important Ways to Connect

Connection To Others As human beings, we are wired for connection. Our survival as a species has often depended upon being part of a community for safety and protection. When …

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What is Intergenerational Trauma?

Legacy of Residential School Learning that the bodies of 215 aboriginal children were discovered on the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops, BC has been horrifying for our country. …

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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 …

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Trauma Therapy

Trauma Counselling: What to Expect

One of the best parts of this work is witnessing the healing that occurs when people reach out for trauma counselling.

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Trauma Therapy

Beyond Talk: Mind and Body Healing

Most of us recognize the value of attending talk therapy sessions as part of our healing process. But what about the impact on our body?

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Mental Health

Reimagining Mental Health Care

“Our mental health care system is failing!” How often have we heard this cry after the suicide death of a yet another person who did not receive the care they …

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Couple Counsellor Lori McIsaac Bewsher

5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Therapist

Starting the Search How do you even start searching for a therapist?  Word of mouth referral, Google and social media searches as well as physical location are probably the most common …

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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 …

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Tele-therapy: Lessons From the Pandemic

It’s already been six weeks since we were last able to see anyone in our offices. Everything has changed so quickly and we have all been left scrambling to learn …

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