Category Archives: Anxiety

How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Work?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), is a common therapeutic approach used by many Waypoint counsellors in Victoria, BC.  CBT  is a very structure approach to common emotional and psycholgoical matters.  CBT is particularly useful in working with anxiety, depression, low...
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CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-The Basics

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a therapy approach for anxiety, depression and other concerns.  The approach is evidence-based, developed through research and science. Science shows that Cognitve Behavioural Therapy is effective in managing anxiety.  Below are the basic principles. CBT...
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Monica Kvas joins Waypoint

Waypoint Counselling is happy to introduce Monika Kvas to our clinical counselling team. Monika brings a wealth of counselling experience, with expertise with mood disorders, particularly anxiety and depression.  She uses a number of therapeutic modalities, including Cogntive Behaviour Therapy...
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A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness

Many of us have heard the term Mindfulness. But what does it mean and why do we hear so much about it lately?   There are many ways to describe the state of mindfulness. It is about embracing “monotasking”. It is...
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How to “buy” happiness?

Can money buy happiness? It is a natural tendency to think that more money can buy happiness. Turns out you don't have to spend a fortune either. But, you are not going find it at the mall, nor will buying more...
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Negative Thinking vs Positive Thinking. Does “Fake it ’til you make it” Work?.

Negative thinking vs positive thinking?  Negative thinking often plagues folks in a relentless manner. Once they get going, it can have a cascading-type effort, leading to stronger negative thinking. This is both reinforcing and repeating the negative pattern and...
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Body Scan Mindfulness-Longer Is Better

How Much Body Scan Mindfulness is Enough? Ever ask yourself that question? I know I do. Especially with body scan mindfulness. Well, it turns out, according to research evidence, that the more time you spend practicing a body scan mindfulness...
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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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