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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 ChangeNegative self-talk, those conversations people have in their heads, can undermine our moods, affect our...
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Vinnie the Therapy Dog

It has almost been a full year since Vinnie joined our team as a Therapy Dog. He is now 13 months old, very smart, and happy to hang out with George during a session if that is the client's...
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TURNING NEGATIVE SELF-TALK UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE-OUT WORKSHOP OCT. 26, 2016

Negative Self-Talk can ChangeNegative self-talk, those conversations people have in their heads, can undermine our moods, affect our choices and impact our relationships.In this workshop, you will discover how to identify negative self-talk and thinking patterns, recognize specific style of...
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Mindfulness CBT Tool-The 3 Good Things Practice

Life is busy, crazy-busy sometimes. Most folks can relate to getting caught up in the daily grind, and how things can go sideways and wrong for us. This may create a gloomy experience and outlook, overlooking and taking for...
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Surefire Ways to Counter Sadness and Depression

Everyone has their 'ups-and-downs', and for some folks down moods can be emotionally and physically exhausting, draining motivation, drive, interest and energy. Although it can be tough, research has shown that there are some very effective strategies to...
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Six Happiness Habits to Cultivate

Happiness is something that can be amplified, so let's look at the handful of deliberate ideas that can increase your degree of happiness.Pay Attention The research coming out of the field of Positive Psychology is based on the notion that...
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