Short enough to be read while having a cuppa tea
Spotlight on Youth – Domestic Violence and Family Dynamics
Youth For Change is dedicated to improving the quality of life of youths by enriching them with learning activities that are sustainable in networking team-building skill sets, mind and body balance, character building, and communication skills.Read More
What DBT can teach you during the holidays.
A video on Dialetics.Read More
Bridging the Social distance – interview
We talk about the role and space for counselling and support in times of crisis, the process of trying to adapt to online for platforms for therapy, mindfulness, ADD, and lots of other interesting topics. While recognizing the heaviness of our current situation, we also explore the positive possibilities, including moving away from the patriarchy towards the feminist concept of the sharing of power.Read More
Free online group therapy for people in isolation
Interview with Guelph Today. Social distancing and self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced people to find creative ways to control and reduce their stress and anxiety. It has also created challenges for therapists who many people turn to in times of crisis.Read More
A Strategy for Noticing Unwanted Thoughts and Feelings
Right now we’re being asked as a society to stay home and physically distance ourselves from our families, friends, work, hobbies and special events. As social beings, this is not something that is comfortable for us to do and to experience.Read More
7 Mental Health Tips for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
In the face of quarantine, indefinite isolation, financial uncertainty, etc., people may find themselves struggling with their mental health. There appears to be no end in sight right now and resources for mental health are experiencing a surge in demand. Here are 7 tips for taking care of your mental health.Read More
Why is change so hard?
When I moved to Canada in 2014 from Ireland I found the change really hard. Having a support system and working to mind my mental health helped but it wasn’t easy at times. Read more about change and how it impacts on mental health.Read More
Changes for the New Year!
One of the main points in DBT is having a commitment to engage in therapy to achieve your “life worth living goals”. I see similarities between this and New Year’s resolutions: if the resolutions are not guided by a self motivated commitment and an honest exploration of the reinforcement patterns associated with the behaviours you are trying to change, then the resolutions may not last.Read More
How can DBT be useful over the Holidays?
There is lots of guidance online about how to take care of your mental health this time of year, which is really necessary as the winter sets in and the hectic holiday rush begins. In this blog, I hope to explain a particular type of therapy and how what it teachings might be useful this season.Read More
My Mental Health Story: Why and How More Men Should Open Up About Mental Health
It’s men’s mental health month. It’s clear men specifically have a different experience with mental health and seeking help. I have lived experience of this as I have struggled with my own mental health. I decided to write this month about my personal experiences to hopefully encourage others to open up and seek support.Read More
Four Skills to Save Your Relationships
Struggling with relationships is a sign that the four horsemen of the apocalypse might be driving your life.Read More
Anger in the body and in the mind.
Acceptance of the physical and mental impact of anger can increase our ability to manage this emotion.Read More