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5 Myths About Love That Are Hurting Your Relationship

As a culture, we have many strong beliefs about love and relationships. Many of which we do not recognize to be utterly flawed! False beliefs about love get in the way of our relationship’s, threatening the love they are meant to support! Identify these beliefs, and learn to change them, with Capital Choice Counselling.

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Substance as a Coping Mechanism – How We Develop Problems

Most addicts can trace their addiction back to a ‘first experiences’ that occurred in adolescence. The period after puberty is one of massive ups-and-downs. Powerful feelings, ones we’ve never had to deal with before, assault us on a daily basis. On a physical level our brains are in a period of massive re-development. On a personal…

Lying to Counselor

5 Reasons You Lie To Your Therapist, and How To Feel Good About Honesty

    Studies show that as many as 72% of those who seek the help of therapists lie to them about therapy-related topics. Omission and deception are barriers to success in therapy, preventing a therapist from helping their clients from reaching their goals. Yet, from bending the truth, to omitting crucial information, to blatant misrepresentations…

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The Two Faces of Anxiety – And How To Deal With Them

Everyone suffers from anxiety, some more than others. We feel it a little when we lose the 5 dollars we thought was in our pocket, and a lot when we think about our future. Coping with anxiety is something we all must learn how to do, but some struggle more than others. Maybe your feelings…

Addict Love Family Help

What to Do When You Love An Addict

Addiction takes many forms, manifesting in substance abuse, unhealthy sexual activity, and even seemingly trivial things like eating. While the way it reveals itself differs, all addicts share similar patterns of thought and behavior. One common characteristic of addiction is that sufferers have a predisposition to, whether they mean to or not, drain the life…

Legitimate Happiness

6 Secrets to Legitimate Happiness

Happiness is as extraordinarily simple as it is elusive. The answer to enjoying life is right in front of our face, so obvious that it hides in plain sight. Consider these 6 insights from Capital Choice Counselling to help remind you of the route to happiness you’ve probably known all along, but have simply forgotten:

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Unlocking Motivation in Ottawa with Capital Choice Counselling

We’ve all been there before. You lie awake at night, feeling extremely motivated about your next day, planning everything you want to get done. You’re feeling so ready to tackle tomorrow that you imagine finally clearing out and organizing your closet, finishing that project at work early, and running all the errands you need for the week.…

Ottawa Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D

Banishing the Winter Blues – Dealing With S.A.D

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a term that describes our susceptibility to cyclical depressive periods during the fall and winter seasons. A product of genetic chance combined with the right environmental circumstance, S.A.D is a disorder prevalent in Ottawa, effecting thousands of people throughout the city. Getting through the winter is tough when you suffer from…