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Just One Visit to Make a Change

Posted on 21 September, 2017 at 16:45 Comments comments (2)
One Visit May be Enough Seeing a Counsellor just once can help with CHANGE. That is because you have CONTEMPLATED and PREPARED. You have put your thoughts and feelings into physical action and initiated a counselling session. A good counsellor sees that you have already done the first two stages of change. Then, processes such as looking at old or new perspectives; making decisions to accept and understand; and learning how to ???connect YOUR dots??? can happen at that first meeting. In just ... Read Full Post »

September 10th World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted on 28 August, 2017 at 17:50 Comments comments (0)
WHO THINKS ABOUT SUICIDE? September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. How common is it to think about suicide? About a plan to stop your life; to die and leave all of this? Do you suddenly find yourself thinking about suicide and wonder how you got there? Well, you are not alone. Many people report they think about suicide and possible plans. It is estimated that 5% of the Canadian population has thoughts of suicide at one time or another (ASIST -Crisis Intervention & Suicide Preventi... Read Full Post »

Being Part of the Plan

Posted on 9 February, 2017 at 18:55 Comments comments (0)
Being Part of the 'Plan' Have you ever been asked to be part of someone's personal plan? I have! And it always feels like a combination of honour because they asked me instead of someone else, and deep responsibility because they are counting on me to support them and immediately, directly help them through a crisis. Many people have a 'plan' of what to do when the stability of their physical, emotional or mental health deteriorates and they have lost personal control. They are faced with... Read Full Post »

Should I Call?

Posted on 2 January, 2017 at 18:55 Comments comments (0)
Thanks, but should I call? When? What do you do when someone you know says you should talk to a counsellor, and even suggests a name or gives you a business card? Do you act on the suggestion and call the counsellor? Or, should you wait? It is very typical (and wonderful) for a friend or colleague to care enough to help you find a counsellor to talk through your difficulties. They know you need more than a friendly ear so they give you the business card or contact details of a couns... Read Full Post »

Lighten Up Your Life! Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted on 17 November, 2016 at 19:00 Comments comments (0)
Lighten up Your Life! Seasonal Affective Disorder It is really difficult for most of us to get through the grey, dark winter days of November to March in this part of the world. And not surprisingly, if symptoms of depression are a part of your life, this is an extremely difficult time of the year and you have to live through a lot of invisible pain that many people cannot understand. Feeling changes such as a loss in energy, focus, concentration, passions, and hope; a... Read Full Post »

A Change in Perspective

Posted on 6 September, 2016 at 13:05 Comments comments (0)

Many of you that know me recognize my familiar dialogue about perspective and choice.

But what do we do with a day like today? Was it just me or was I being forced to change my total perspective on the day? Where were my choices? I still planned with my summer perspective!

I know we anticipate the day after the Labor Day weekend as one of those special days. It isn’t officially autumn, but it feels like it (and it really did today!) Big things like school get started,...

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