New year’s resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. Sometimes we wonder, “why do I even bother?” Understand that, like many things in life that don’t often pan out, new year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions. But good intentions aren’t enough. In fact, intentions alone, without a plan that’s followed through…
Are you on an insurance plan that covers counselling or therapy services? Have you used up your allowance for 2017 yet? If not, you could be losing out on hundreds of dollars in savings. Now’s a great time to book appointments with Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa, right through the end of December 2017. That…
Holiday stress. Why is it that two seemingly diametrically opposed words can form a such a stirring phrase? After all, this is supposed to be a time of year that’s filled with celebrations, coming together with friends and family, and all about joy. In theory. In reality, however, the holidays – Christmas, New Year’s, and…
It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…
How is anger sabotaging your life? Is there anything positive or helpful about anger? And how can you work through anger to live a better life? We’ve all experienced anger at one point or another. Among the anger-prone, some people show it more overtly, while others let anger fester under the surface. Others, meanwhile, seem…
Travel brings many benefits for our emotional and mental well-being. It can make us feel happier and more relaxed; reduce burnout and give us renewed vigor when we return to work; and also has associated physical health benefits including weigh loss (assuming you’re moving around and not more-than-making up for it with added eating!) and…
Do you find yourself down, distressed or depressed after watching or reading the news? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, as we’ve become inundated with information, we’re presented with news and current events that are difficult to process. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods… and those are just the natural disasters! Add to that a…
What brings LGBT youth and their families to counselling? If someone is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or otherwise identifies in the ever-expanding LGBT*TQIA+ acronym set, what issues do they face? And what’s different about those issues, as compared to anyone else who comes to see one of our family counsellors? While the LGBT (we’ll use…
In a perfect world, anyone with depression would be able to talk openly about it at work.
“Do I have both?! And if so, which do we treat first? Which came first?” These are common questions we hear from patients and would-be patients here in Ottawa.