It’s Spring & It’s time to Grow: suggested books

Some great books to help you grow: Mindset by Carol Dweck, PhD. Nonviolent Communication by Marshal Rosenberg, PhD. Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and … [Read more...]

The Importance of Social Workers and why they rock!!

I was happy to see this post about Social Workers.  It highlights what most Social Workers know:  we can work in a wide variety of positions in a huge range of settings.  Social Workers are the quintessential "do-gooders"; altruistic and idealistic, believing in people and wanting to help the world … [Read more...]

Dealing with Stress: Mindfulness

Why mindfulness?  In our efforts to understand ourselves and the world around us, people are turning more and more to daily practices that help perpetuate kindness and compassion.  Mindfulness, being aware of what is going on in our heads on a moment-to-moment basis helps us to learn to know … [Read more...]

COACHING VS. THERAPY

I dove into the sea of coaching training recently after contemplating this course of action for almost 10 years!!  I guess I was in the pre-contemplation stage for awhile.  :) My goal is to become a Certified Coach (with a therapy background). Just to let you know, coaching is different than … [Read more...]

EMDR on YouTube

Please click on the link to get an idea of how EMDR might be helpful to you! http://tinyurl.com/ne96gv6 … [Read more...]

EMDR Therapy: “a cornerstone” for healing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

An article in Alive, Canada's Natural Health and Wellness Magazine, discusses PTSD symptoms and treatment options naming EMDR as the "cornerstone" for the therapist's work with trauma clients. Simply put, EMDR is one of the most effective treatments for trauma of all kinds such as abuse, witnessing … [Read more...]

Navigating the Tough Topics

One of the hardest things we have to discuss with kids these days are the ones that scare us.  Talking about these subjects can be uncomfortable and intimidating.  If we don't take the lead, the children will talk anyway, and they become misinformed by their peers or the media. The Ottawa … [Read more...]

Stop The Anxiety

More and more we see the effects of worry and anxiety.  Some of it is normal worry and fear that passes as children grow older.  Here is a website with tips on how to get through the tough times.  Tame that monster!! http://youth.anxietybc.com/ Counselling available in Hamilton, Dundas, … [Read more...]

EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing): treatment that will help you achieve optimal emotional health

EMDR therapy has been declared an effective form of treatment for trauma by numerous world renowned medical associations.  These traumatizing experiences negatively affect an individual's present as well as their past.  Those suffering from major and minor traumas often experience a number of … [Read more...]

Your History is a Factor in Low Self-Esteem

No individual feels confident at all times, but for those with  chronic low self-esteem, every day can seem like a challenge.  Symptoms of low self-esteem can emerge in many forms, making their exact cause hard to pin point.  When it comes to these types of issues, identifying the source of the … [Read more...]