What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Do you ever find yourself stuck…… in vicious cycles of unhealthy thought patterns, emotions or behaviours? Maybe Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help. What is it? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, often referred to as CBT, focuses on working collaboratively with a therapist to discover negative patterns of thinking in response to situations. These negative thoughts in turn create emotions.[…]

Coping with Menopause

Coping with Menopause

Jess Crowe  discusses menopause and shares advice for helping women coping with the symptoms of menopause in a recent interview on CTV News. In this interview, Jess also discusses an upcoming workshop series called Thriving through Menopause, taking place at the Southern Ontario Counselling Centre.  

Therapist talks about Menopause journey

My Menopause

While we often poke fun of menopause and the women who are experiencing it, there are many challenges to be faced. Menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s aging process. Peri-menopause is the time approaching menopause and often when the most challenging changes are noticed. The physical changes that women may experience are generally better[…]

spiral hypnotic


By Anna Gold, M.S.W, R.S.W Have you ever had the amazing, or perhaps bizarre, experience of watching stage hypnosis? Members of an audience are suddenly able to do any number of ridiculous things, including singing tunes, telling strangers they love them, or making animal sounds. Presto, with the clap of a hand, they are released from their trance! While[…]

hands touching

Humans are touchy creatures

By Neil Lackey, RFMT, BESTCO Skin is our largest sense organ, alerting us to changes in temperature, pleasure and pain. The textures of food, touch of fabric, warmth of another’s hand in our own; each communicates unique and special meaning. Touch has been shown to be essential to healthy development of infants and when deprived of touch, baby[…]