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How Workplace Counseling & Career Counseling is Good for Business – and Good for Anyone Looking to Work through Career Challenges


Workplaces in the present day are generally more aware and more involved with their employees’ well-being. Workplace health has come under the spotlight multiple times in recent years. It is standard for employers to offer different services to ensure the physical state of workers. Many companies nowadays, however, also offer some form of support for…

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How Couple’s Therapy Can Help a Couple Who Are About to Get Married


  People go through therapy for a variety of reasons – all of which are constructive, but not all are reactive. The misconception that only people with problems can benefit from seeing a professional therapist is changing. There are forms of therapy available for proactive measures, too. One of the most popular is couple’s therapy,…

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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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How to Know Whether You Have an Addiction (and How to Treat It)


If we were to address addiction a century ago, we would have been talking about a moral failing rooted in one’s personality. Thankfully, therapy and counselling have evolved over time, and addiction (be it alcohol, drugs or other substances & activities) is today regarded as an illness. Addiction has been categorized this way thanks to…

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How Family Counselling Benefits Both Parents and Child(ren)


  For a long time, visiting a therapist or counsellor carried with it a certain stigma in some circles, often thought of as something to hide. Thankfully, the societal trends are changing, and more and more people feel comfortable going to a therapist and seeking solutions for coping with a wide range of the issues…

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Even a Healthy Relationship Can benefit from Couple’s Therapy


  Therapy sessions offer many benefits to the patients that make the effort to attend and do the work. There are many types of therapy, one of which is couple’s therapy. As you may have guessed, couple’s therapy is a way of improving the day-to-day and overall relationship for a couple. This involves therapy sessions…

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,…

The Benefits and ROI of Career Counselling


According to a study by Accountemps, workers are disengaged in their jobs about 28 percent of the time. Research in 2015 also found that 51% of Canadians are not happy with their current work. Though fewer workers in North America are now looking to change their jobs in 2019, studies show that 34 percent of…