Stress

Navigating Therapy: Finding Support on Your Terms

Navigating Therapy: Finding Support on Your Terms

I work with clients a little differently. As a survivor of complex childhood trauma, I personally know what it’s like to start counseling or to start counseling with a new therapist and have the dread of sharing the story of our trauma. It can be triggering just to...

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Do You Need Self-Care or a Community?

Do You Need Self-Care or a Community?

When my sons were young, one of my friends had two children about the same age. One evening a week I would watch her children while she and her husband each had work commitments. Our families were close and I appreciated that we had similar ideas about parenting and...

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Family Gatherings as a Trauma Survivor

Family Gatherings as a Trauma Survivor

Are you a survivor of childhood trauma, had a complicated relationship with parents while growing up, or just find family gatherings very stressful yet still feel inclined to attend? That’s okay. I’ve put together a checklist of ideas to help support you through the...

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Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting

Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting

Although I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC) in British Columbia and working towards my doctorate in psychology, I support my clients in other ways as well. In addition to the therapy I provide, with a lot of my clients who are parents there’s a certain amount...

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Ashwagandha…Can it help with anxiety?

Ashwagandha…Can it help with anxiety?

Do you struggle with symptoms of anxiety? Do you want to avoid the use of pharmaceuticals? Or maybe your symptoms are sporadic and you feel they don't warrant a prescription. There are non-pharmaceuticals that you can try, such as botanicals, including Ashwagandha....

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Anxiety, the Vagus Nerve, and Your Nervous System

Do you struggle with anxiety and the symptoms that go along with it? Continue reading to learn how anxiety is connected with your nervous system and some strategies to help calm it and your symptoms of anxiety. Many, many years ago during prehistoric times our nervous...

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Anxiety, the Vagus Nerve, and Your Nervous System

Do you struggle with anxiety and the symptoms that go along with it? Continue reading to learn how anxiety is connected with your nervous system and some strategies to help calm it and your symptoms of anxiety. Many, many years ago during prehistoric times our nervous...

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