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COVID-19 and Anxiety: The Bigger Picture

While anxiety is a normal reaction to uncertainty, the COVID-19 virus is impacting people significantly as the future becomes more and more uncertain. In the best of times, anxiety seems to be on the upsurge as people lead busy, stressful … Continue reading

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Why is somatic work so important in counselling and therapy?

At the root of anxiety and depression often lies unresolved trauma. While “talking” therapy has many benefits, it is my experience, both on my own journey and in my private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist, that the healing of … Continue reading

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The “Other” Depression

Have you tried anti-depressants and had no results?  Perhaps you have tried many different types of medications, seen a therapist or counsellor, and nothing seems to help?  It is possible you have the “other” depression. It is not a medical … Continue reading

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Somatic Psychotherapy for Trauma and Pain Management

Trauma can occur physically and/or emotionally when a wound, shock or an injury occurs. It is not the incident itself that causes the trauma, but rather the impact it has on the individual. It doesn’t matter if the incident appears … Continue reading

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Good-bye Dear Friend: Grieving the Death of a Pet

“But she was just a dog! I shouldn’t be feeling this way and for so long!” Sixty-three-year-old Joseph sat in the chair across from me, tears streaming down his face. Joseph’s wife of 40 years, Emily, sat next to him, … Continue reading

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