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By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

Many mental illnesses affect both men and women however men may be less likely to talk about their feelings and seek help. Recognizing the signs that someone may have a mood or mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment and living a better life. Men and women experience many of the same mental disorders but their willingness to talk about their feelings may be very different. This [...]

3011, 2018

Men’s Issues

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Many mental illnesses affect both men and women however men may be less likely to talk about their feelings and seek help. Recognizing the signs that someone may have a mood or mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment and living a better life. Men and women experience many of the same mental disorders but their willingness to talk about their feelings may be very different. This [...]

3011, 2018

Women’s Issues

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Women may experience certain biological, environmental, and psychosocial challenges related to gender, and these concerns can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. These issues, and many others, are often able to be addressed in therapy with the help of a mental health professional. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that not only are women more likely to experience mental health concerns [...]

3011, 2018

Abuse

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Abuse refers to deliberate acts of physical, emotional, or sexual violence that are enacted with the intent to injure, manipulate, exploit, or demean another person. The term encompasses much more than outright physical aggression and includes the arsenal of control tactics that abusers use to dominate their victims. These maneuvers may involve intimidation, withholding praise or affection, or manipulating the abused to feel dependent upon the abuser and/or wracked [...]

3011, 2018

Divorce

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Like any life process, divorce has a beginning and an end. The end of the divorce process generally involves learning from the past, taking a forward-looking, present-centered stance, adapting to one's changed circumstances, and doing what one can to reinvent and reconstitute one's life. Some benefits of divorce counseling: It helps in understanding your reactions during the whole process and also after the issue of final decree. It helps [...]

3011, 2018

Anger Management

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Feelings of anger or violent acting out can be related to many different underlying difficulties including depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health problems. Many individuals can have underlying difficulties with severe low self-esteem, as well as problems with mistrust. Some people may also have a history of past physical, sexual or emotional abuse. There may be many interlocking features that have led someone to develop anger management difficulties. While it’s important that anger, amongst [...]

3011, 2018

Addictions

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm. The term “addiction” does not only refer to dependence on substances such as heroin or cocaine. A person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical has a substance dependence. Addictions that involve an inability to stop partaking in activities, such as gambling, over- eating, over-spending may [...]

3011, 2018

Relationship Issues

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

No matter how ‘perfect’ your relationship is, there will always be the little frustrations that crop up from time to time. But, when you are well-prepared to face the problems and know the red lights, you’ll find it easier to deal with them. Here is a list of the top 10 relationship problems among couples. 1. Boundary problems: A big reason for problems between couples, is one person trying to [...]

3011, 2018

Grief and Loss

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Life after loss: Dealing with grief Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. Different kinds of [...]

3011, 2018

Depression

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Depression is when you feel severe despair over a long period of time. It affects all aspects of your life, including your mental health, physical health, relationships, work, and personal goals. As a hypo-arousal emotion, depression takes away your energy, making it difficult to fulfil your normal daily functions. You may have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, engaging with others, finding interest in things you used [...]

3011, 2018

Anxiety

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

The exaggerated worries and expectations of negative outcomes in unknown situations that typify anxiety are often accompanied by physical symptoms. These include muscle tension, headaches, stomach cramps, and frequent urination. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, with or without medication to control symptoms, has proven highly effective against anxiety. Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety  Typically, those who suffer from prolonged anxiety experience a range of symptoms, including: excessive worry about health, money, family, work, or school [...]

3011, 2018

Trauma

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Individual Counselling|

Symptoms of Trauma: We all react in different ways to trauma, experiencing a wide range of physical and emotional reactions. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to think, feel, or respond.    Emotional Symptoms:  Shock, denial, or disbelief Confusion, difficulty concentrating Anger, irritability, mood swings Anxiety and fear Guilt, shame, self-blame Withdrawing from others Feeling sad or hopeless Feeling disconnected or numb Physical Symptoms:  Insomnia or nightmares Fatigue Being startled [...]

510, 2018

Addiction

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Addiction? When life spins out of control, sometimes there is an urge to look outside of yourself for something to make it feel better because the challenges seem too overwhelming to face. Whether it’s drugs, alcohol or gambling, the “interventions” in which we choose to engage might make us feel better quickly, which can make it seem like our intervention is working. You might feel as though [...]

510, 2018

Anger

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Anger? Feeling angry, upset and irritable is a normal part of life. Most of the time it’s in response to something that we perceive as wrong or unfair. In its mildest form, we may feel annoyed at someone or a situation, such as when we’re stuck in traffic. In a stronger form, we may feel rage at an injustice done to us or a loved one. However, [...]

510, 2018

Depression

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Depression? Sadness is a normal part of life. Everyone feels the “blues” every now and then. Most of the time, sadness comes on as a result of a situation that happens in our lives. Sadness is typically passing, and resolves itself with time. When you experience depression, you’re experiencing more than just passing sadness. Depression is when you feel severe despair over a long period of time. [...]

510, 2018

Family Dysfunction

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Family Dysfunction? It is common for families to go through difficult times. There is no such thing as a “perfect” family, or one that never experiences any challenges. Families are complex systems made up of long-term, complex relationships. The loss of a loved one, health challenges, trauma, and financial difficulties can significantly impact family dynamics, relationships, routines, communication, and problem-solving abilities, which, left unattended, can lead to [...]

510, 2018

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Worry and nervousness are feelings that we all experience from time to time. Your heart may beat faster, your face may flush, and you may have a sensation of “butterflies” in your stomach. This type of anxiety is healthy; it keeps us from entering or remaining in situations that are dangerous or threatening to our lives. This anxiety is also passing, and usually resolves itself once [...]

510, 2018

Grief and Bereavement

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Grief & Bereavement? Over the course of our lives, we all experience grief as a result of a loss. Grief is a normal, and necessary, reaction to losses of all kinds (e.g. loss of a job, loss of finances, etc.), but usually the most troubling occurs when we experience the death of a loved one. After experiencing such loss, we may ask ourselves why this happened to [...]

510, 2018

OCD

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? We all have habits or routines that make us feel better, but that wouldn’t cause us distress if we couldn’t do them. For example, you might make the bed every morning before heading to school or work. It makes you feel better, tidies your space, and sets your day off well. Without that routine, however, you could still continue on with your day. [...]

510, 2018

ODD

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)? Many children and adolescents are oppositional and defiant at times. A little bit of this behaviour is normal and expected as they learn to recognize their boundaries. Typically, this behaviour can be curbed through different parenting strategies, such as defining boundaries and following-through on set consequences. However, sometimes the behaviour may indicate a deeper issue. Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is classified as a [...]

510, 2018

Panic Attacks

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

Panic Attacks Human beings experience panic when they are in a situation of danger, triggering a normal “fight or flight” instinct to help them get out of a situation that is potentially threatening to their lives. A panic attack, however, is a sudden surge of overwhelming fear that arises without a distinct situation of danger. It is far more intense than a common feeling of being “stressed out”. Some [...]

510, 2018

Personality Disorders

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What are Personality Disorders? Every person has a unique personality that is formed from genetics and life experiences. Personality dictates how we interact with people and how we act in different situations and environments. Personality is an integral component of our identity. A personality disorder occurs when a person exhibits a distressing pattern of mood and behaviour that have a negative impact on themselves and other people in their [...]

510, 2018

Phobias

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What are Phobias? Fear is a normal human response to a perceived danger or threat. It is an emotion that we all experience at times in our lives, and is something that can keep us cautious in situations of uncertainty. However, when you experience an overwhelming and pervasive fear of a particular situation or object, when that situation or object poses little actual danger or threat, you may be [...]

510, 2018

Postpartum Depression

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Postpartum Depression? It can be physically and emotionally challenging when you bring a new baby into your family. Sadness, stress, anxiety, mood swings, loneliness, tiredness, and weepiness (otherwise known as the “baby blues”) are common in women following the birth of a child. Baby blues typically goes away soon after birth all on its own. But sometimes you may experience more serious mental health challenges following the [...]

510, 2018

PTSD

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Everyone experiences frightening situations in their lives. It is normal for us to feel nervous, have a hard time falling asleep, or have recurring thoughts about the situation after having experienced something frightening. The discomfort and disruption in our lives eventually go away, however, and we resume our normal lives. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is different. PTSD is a pervasive mental illness [...]

510, 2018

Relationships Issues

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What are Relationships Issues? Every couple experiences issues in their relationship every once in awhile. No couple, no matter how well-suited, goes without times of struggle. Sometimes, couples are able to resolve their challenges and get back to enjoying life together. However, if concerns, challenges, and issues are left unresolved they can turn into marital dysfunction, which can lead to chronic conflict, blaming, separation, and ultimately, divorce. For the [...]

510, 2018

Self Harm

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Self Harm? Sometimes, thoughts, feelings and experiences can seem too overwhelming or difficult to handle. Loss, trauma, feelings of emptiness, or loss of control are all reasons why people may self-harm. People may cope with these experience by hurting themselves. For some, self-harm may turn emotional pain into physical pain, which can be easier to understand and resolve. Most of the time, these individuals do not have [...]

510, 2018

SAD

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? As the seasons change from autumn to winter, the temperature drops and the days become shorter. You may experience sadness, irritability, and a general lack of energy. These feelings can be quite normal; our moods naturally shift with changes in the weather. However, it is when your low mood becomes pervasive and disruptive to your daily functioning that may indicate you are experiencing [...]

510, 2018

Sleep Disorders

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What are Sleep Disorders? Everyone experiences problems sleeping every once in awhile. Normal sleep disruptions can come on for a variety of reasons, including excitement, anxiety, preoccupation, feelings of stress, teeth grinding, or night terrors. While you may lose a night or two of solid sleep, typically these normal sleep disturbances resolve themselves in a short amount of time. However, sometimes sleep disturbances are not quickly resolved. A lack [...]

510, 2018

Stress

By |October 5th, 2018|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Stress? Traditionally, stress is our body’s reaction to a real or perceived threat. The stress prompts us to fight or flee, getting us out of immediate danger. However, in our Western society, stress is more of a daily occurrence that comes up for a variety of reasons, and are not typically things that can be fought against or from which we can run. Whether we have too [...]

1603, 2016

Suicidal Ideation

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Life Issues|

What is Suicidal Ideation? Suicide continues to be a growing presence in our society. People who want to end their lives typically do so because they don’t feel they have any other choice. They feel desperation, an overwhelming, constant emotional pain, and a belief that their life has no worth. People commit suicide because of a variety of reasons. Severe depression, psychosis (e.g., delusion or hallucination prompts self-destructive tendencies), [...]

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