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.[…]
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.
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[…]
by Shelley Read, MSW, RSW When a person losses a loved one to death, there is closure. Your loved one has passed away and you begin the mourning process. You grieve. Friends and family recognize and understand your loss and offer support. Your grief and feelings of loss continue, but after a time these feelings[…]
Watch Anna Gold, Director of SOCC, talk about respecting New Year’s resolutions.
Watch Anna Gold, Director of SOCC, talk about surviving the empty nest once all of your children leave home.
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[…]
By Neil Lackey, RFMT, BESTCO As a teenager, I didn’t want to think that being sexual was anything my parents, or even worse, my grandparents might think about, much less do. Now, in mid-life I heartily agree with Wendy Maltz who says, “Healthy sexuality can last a life-time.” It is true that expressing ourselves sexually will likely change[…]
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[…]
By Mavis Kerr, RFMT As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I frequently work with couples in conflict. Often, each partner believes that he or she is giving more to the relationship than the other half of the couple. One often complains that the relationship does not “feel” like it is 50/50. I am usually met[…]