MENTAL HEALTH BLOG

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Somatic Experiencing for Healing Trauma and Yourself

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What is Somatic Experiencing? Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma and other stress-related disorders. Developed by Dr. Peter Levine, SE focuses on the innate ability of the body to regulate and heal itself after experiencing overwhelming events or chronic stress. The premise of SE is that trauma is not stored in…
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Radical DBT: A New Approach to Healing Trauma

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) has revolutionized the treatment of mental health conditions characterized by emotion dysregulation such as borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, for many the standard DBT model leaves underlying trauma unaddressed. Radical DBT takes DBT a step further by placing trauma at the center of treatment. Trauma and BPD are deeply intertwined. The…
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Understanding General Anxiety Disorder

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General anxiety disorder, also known as GAD, is a common mental health condition characterized by excessive and persistent worry about everyday life events. People with GAD find it difficult to control their worry and cannot easily distract themselves from it. Symptoms of GAD can include: GAD often develops gradually over time without an identifiable trigger….
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Nurturing Healing: The Role of Grief Support, Loss and Bereavement Counselling

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Bereavement brings an intricate tapestry of emotions, woven with threads of sadness, disbelief, anger, and acceptance. Losing a significant person is an inevitable part of the human experience, and the journey through grief is a unique and personal one. Grief is not a linear path but a complex, unpredictable journey. It encompasses a range of…
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Mental Health of Healthcare Workers 

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| by Summer Thorp

The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the mental health of healthcare workers. According to Statistics Canada, 70% of healthcare workers reported that their mental health was somewhat worse or much worse now compared with before March 2020.  Healthcare Workers Mental Health Statistics The Mental Health Commission reported in 2022 that of the healthcare workers…
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Commonly Asked Questions About Marriage Counselling

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| by Eden Martin

Do you have questions about marriage counselling and couples therapy? Read on to find out the answers to many commonly asked questions about this type of therapy. Does marriage counselling work? There are several well-researched modalities used in couples therapy which have been demonstrated to be effective. For example, Emotionally Focused Therapy has been shown…
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