Category Archives: Anxiety

Negative Thinking – Breaking the Cycle

Change Negative Thinking What is Negative Thinking? Negative thinking is the habit many of us get into that involves assuming that present or future will turn out badly. Or, it can be a habit of thinking about past events...
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Treatment for Anxiety in Vancouver

Anxiety Treatment is Better with the Right Counsellor Vancouver and the Lower Mainland can feel chaotic. And our busy lives can feel out of control leading to feelings of anxiety and stress. However, what works for...
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Social Media and Declining Mental Health

Does over use of social media affect one's mental health?  Social media is a powerful, and very popular digital platform for connecting with friend, family and people online.  The most popular of these are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The...
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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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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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