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Be ready for a Captain Obvious moment… Increases in positive emotions leads to better well-being. If you are thinking “duh,” then we are thinking the same!

When I first started reading about Positive Psychology, I wondered how on earth this is a model of therapy. …

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Character Strengths

If you have never heard of Positive Psychology, then listen up! This is not a toxic method of dismissing your negative symptoms. Positive Psychology just wants to ALSO assess your character strengths.

Character strengths? Basically, the idea is that if you are not utilizing…

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Intro

Positive Psychology was created to help clients focus on their strengths, while alleviating their struggles. When you consider counselling, you likely think about discussing your issues, concerns and tackling problems.

Positive Psychology therapists and counsellors aim to help people flourish even after their symptoms of pain…

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Intro

Self-care for healthcare workers is more important now than ever, but its the same for everyone else!

Self-care comes in so many forms and one size does not fit all.

The following list has multiple suggestions of self-care, some suitable for COVID restrictions and others…

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Adjustment Disorder stemmed from a moment that changed by life. On January 8th, 2020 an incident occurring working on a Mental Health Intensive Care unit lead to a diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder.

Two thoughts are likely popping up: 1. “Wow, what awful thing happened?” and 2…

Introduction

Many people question me when hearing that I decided to leave the nursing field. This may be considered uncommon to some considering my income, steady paycheck, no lack of available work, benefits and a pension plan.

My mental wellness was being affected and I am a firm believer that you…

5 Ways to Use SMART Goals

Just to clarify, SMART goals do not mean your current goals are dumb! SMART is an acronym for a method to help you reach whatever changes you want to implement in your life. What does each letter stand for? Specific MeasurableAttainable Relevant Timely.

There is some diversity to the settings…

Intro

Have you ever considered that your way of thinking could be sabotaging your happiness? Of course, many of us can recognize negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety and anger, but how our mind processes stress can be hard to pinpoint. …

There was a recent article that came out on the local news titled Bad behaviour on the rise- Rise in belligerent behaviour linked to pandemic stress, fatigue.

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Introduction

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a counselling term that has been growing in popularity and for good reason.

When I experienced a workplace “mental health injury,” CBT was one of the treatment methods that helped me get back on my feet and actually…

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