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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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Spiritual Toilet Training

Warning!!! This article contains the words: poop, crap and shit. If these words are offensive to you, or if you still say doo-doo or kaka, please do not read on. If you are a dedicated, curious, spiritual seeker who wonders … Continue reading

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