Author Archives: George Bielay

Amazing Benefits of Deep Breathing

Deep breathing, a simple practice of slow, controlled breathing, has a bunch of amazing, positive benefits.  Given that we are (unconsciously) breathing all-the-time, consider doing some deliberate and conscious breathing to get  some amazing benefits of this simple tool. More...
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Negative Thinking Patterns and Styles-Find out which you do?

Negative thinking, everyone does it. The thoughts resulting from some type of unfortunate circumstance or situation may differ from experience-to-experience.  Also, there is likely a type, or "style", of negative thinking that you do from experience to experience. Knowing...
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Turning Negative Self-talk Upside Down & Inside Out-Workshop, Feb. 7/17

Turning Negative Self-talk Upside Down and Inside Out.  Waypoint Counselling is putting on a workshop through the Monterey Centre, Feb. 7, 2017. Negative Self-Talk can Change Negative self-talk, those conversations people have in their heads, can undermine our moods, affect our...
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Monotasking vs. Multitasking? Which Works

Monotasking vs. Multitasking?  In our super-busy lives, with most people digitally pulled in much of the time, it is easy to do several things at the same time, or multitasking, in efforts to save time. Doing more with less,...
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International Giving Tuesday

Today is International Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday follows Cyber Monday and is a relatively new movement for giving and volunteering. It is the opening of the holiday season and is intended to encourage individuals, businesses and communities to rally together...
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About EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

What is EMDR? EMRD, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a therapeutic technique which uses the mind and body’s natural ability to treat stress, anxiety, trauma, and a wide range of mental health problems. When a distressing and disturbing experience...
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Walking Mindfully leads to Reduced Stress and Improved Happiness

We all hear about how busy our lives have become juggling competing priorities and the big impact of multitasking, phones and social media in our lives.  But going for a savouring walk, a mindful walk, daily can significantly improve...
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Mindful Breathing

"Mindfulness" - is becoming a more common term.  But what is it?  In a nutshell, it is the practice of being "mindful" or "living in the now" while noticing and accepting one's feelings and bodily sensations.  Research has found...
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National Kindness Day, Today

Over 250 communities nationwide, including Victoria BC, are celebrating today as Kindness Day. Folks are encouraged to act randomly kind, ie., buy someone a coffee, hold the door open for a colleague etc. Consider adding random acts of kindness more...
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TURNING NEGATIVE SELF-TALK UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE-OUT WORKSHOP OCT. 26, 2016 ***SOLD OUT***

WOW! This workshop is now sold out.  Sorry if you didn't get in...but wait, there will be another workshop in the fall. Negative Self-Talk can Change Negative self-talk, those conversations people have in their heads, can undermine our moods, affect our...
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