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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…

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Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  Mental health awareness has become a priority for many people nowadays. Psychotherapy has been used time and time again to address any mental health issues that people may have. Psychotherapy aims to improve the well-being of the patient and involves many different methods. These methods have different focuses and vary in terms of what…

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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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Valentine’s Day Tips to Strengthen Your Relationship


  There is no one-size-fits-all solution to strengthening your relationship with your loved one. Just as every individual is different, the way they deal and approach relationships vary as well. Relationships can be challenging and complicated, but the rewards you get from a healthy connection is immense. In a relationship, you get a life partner and…