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 the needs of others take priority over our own needs. The difference between simply helping others and people pleasing, is that we over extend ourselves […]

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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 lost your innocence as a child, losing a job, losing a routine, losing a friend, or moving away, to name a few. Losing something or […]

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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. In fact, hypnosis is simply taking in suggestions that bring you into a deep state of relaxation. The person who is being hypnotized always has […]

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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 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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