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Coping with your Divorce
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Coping with your Divorce
5
Aug

Divorce and the loss of a relationship can be a stressful, emotional and even frightening time. Whatever the cause of the divorce, one may experience feelings of sadness, regret, guilt and even shame. During this time it is important to address your emotional concerns and to develop the skills and self-love needed to move forward […]

3 Common Therapy Fears
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3 Common Therapy Fears
8
Jul

There are many fears and misconceptions individuals have about counselling and the therapy process. Stigma and shame associated with seeking treatment for mental disorders, relationships issues or life stressors may also contribute to the fear and prevent people from seeking therapy services when they really need it. The most common therapy fear involves fear of […]

Mindfulness Techniques for Depression and Anxiety
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Mindfulness Techniques for Depression and Anxiety
17
Apr

Mindfulness based treatment for anxiety and depression is effective in reducing both the cognitive and physical symptoms associated with these two mood states. Mindfulness practice involves a process of relaxation and focus, targeted at reducing internal and external stressors, noise and anxiety provoking thoughts. Mindfulness involves focusing on the present, allowing the mind to wander, […]

Know the Signs of Depression for Women
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Know the Signs of Depression for Women
18
Mar

Many demographics and populations may be vulnerable to the effects of depression. Women are particularly susceptible to experiencing symptoms of depression based on biological, neurological and social differences, as well as the unique experiences, stressors and challenges they face, both during development and in life tasks. Women often blame themselves and start to feel bad […]

Why Do Women Experience Anxiety?
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Why Do Women Experience Anxiety?
20
Feb

Anxiety and worry are common fears that women face. Women often carry both the stress of caring for themselves and their loved ones, which compounds their anxiety and creates worry. Although every woman’s unique fears and worries may be different, women’s anxieties can often be related to: • Fear of judgment by others i.e: worrying […]

Postpartum Care
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Postpartum Care
14
Jan

Caring for yourself in the postpartum period can pose a challenge, especially with the new stress and excitement of a newborn baby. Proper postpartum care can not only make you a more attentive and effective mother, but can also help to ward of stress, illness and feeling overwhelmed in the hectic postpartum stages. Getting enough […]