Depression


EMDR for Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Psychological trauma is a struggle for anyone. When bad things take place, it’s hard to get back to a safe space. This point is where therapy can help you, and among your many options is EMDR therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is one of the well-known therapy techniques out there. This interactive approach…

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Cognitive Therapy in 2020: A Life Hack for Feeling Better

Looking for life hacks? A lot of us these days are constantly tuning in to life hacks, a series of actions to take that will ostensibly make our lives easier. The stresses we face can take a toll on our well-being. Stressors are present no matter where you are. xxx If you think that these…

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Is Your Emotional State Affecting Your Sleep? (And Vice-Versa?)

Sleep is an essential part of our lives. Thanks to sleep, our bodies and brains recover from the stresses and tolls that the day brings. Sleep is when your body repairs all the damage that it can. Naturally, not getting enough sleep can seriously harm the body as a result. Lack of sleep has many…

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Screen Time: Do You Have a Social Media Addiction?

  You’re well past your bedtime, but your smartphone and laptop are still keeping you up. You know that you have to start your day early tomorrow morning, but you just can’t seem to close your gadgets for fear of missing out. You recognize that your attachment to social media may not be healthy anymore,…

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How to Recognize When You Or a Loved One Could Benefit From Therapy

Not everyone has a positive predisposition towards counselling and therapy. Contrary to what some people may believe, one does not have to be ‘crazy’ or be ‘deficient’ to seek therapy. We all have a coping mechanism when problems and stress come into our lives. However, there are times when we may need professional support when…

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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Mental Health

A happy 2019 to you! It’s that time of the year again when we make a list (whether physical or mental) of things that we want to change in our lives. Most of the time, our New Year’s resolutions include saving money, traveling, and spending more time with our loved ones. We’ll also suddenly become…

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The Dangers of Substance Abuse & Addiction

The years of high school, college and university can be some of the most exciting times in a young person’s life – when they are meeting new people, having new experiences, taking risks, leveraging,  opportunities, and expanding their horizons. However, during these years young adolescence also experiences some of the most highly pressured times in…