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PTSD Treatment

PTSD Treatment

Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is possible. In my previous article, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the symptoms of PTSD were reviewed. If you have been experiencing these symptoms for more than a month, there is a very good chance that your...

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Resilience in the Face of a Traumatic Experience

Resilience in the Face of a Traumatic Experience

How Can We Be Resilient in the Face of a Traumatic Experience Like Covid-19? PTSD is caused by feeling your safety is compromised and you are helpless to do anything about it. It makes sense then, that resiliency begins by recognizing that you have some control over...

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Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pandemics, like Covid-19, challenge the way that people cope. Our brains are designed to react to novel and unfamiliar things as threats. Fear of infection, a lack of understanding and a lack of control impact us on deep levels. For some people this can be considered...

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Mother Guilt – Can You Relate?

Mother Guilt – Can You Relate?

Mothers are so hard on themselves. I often joke with clients that when women give birth someone secretly implants a guilt chip in their brain making them feel guilty about everything. Although the brain chip is not real, the issue of mother guilt is very real and it...

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Will My Relationship Survive the Pandemic

Will My Relationship Survive the Pandemic

Relationship stress is never easy. But combining that with the need to practice social isolation can take a fragile relationship to a potential breaking point. You may feel that you are walking on eggshells and are fearful of saying the wrong thing and having a fight...

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Why Secrets can Ruin Relationships

Why Secrets can Ruin Relationships

Trust is vital in a relationship. Many people would agree with this statement. However many couples struggle and lack of trust is often cited as a problem. It is impossible to feel emotionally safe in a relationship when there is a lack of openness and transparency....

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Straight Talk about Mental Health

Straight Talk about Mental Health

Too many people are suffering with mental health issues and not getting the help they need. They are afraid of being judged. They may feel ashamed. They may feel that nothing will really help. But that just isn’t true. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we are...

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It is More than the Baby Blues

It is More than the Baby Blues

Understanding Maternal Mental Health Postpartum depression and anxiety are the number one complication of childbirth. Not caesarean births. Not the use of medical intervention that can lead to problems for moms and babies. The leading cause of childbirth complication...

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Parenting during the Pandemic

Parenting during the Pandemic

Now that we are over a month into the pandemic, the experience of being quarantined with our children has become real. Juggling the responsibilities of taking care of the home, keeping our children fed, active, educated, and entertained while possibly working from...

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Painful Childhood Experience to Feeling Really Good

Painful Childhood Experience to Feeling Really Good

Have you gone through something as a child that was really challenging for you emotionally? Many of the clients we work with have. And these experiences can have long lasting impacts. When children experience such emotional challenges, they will find a way to cope...

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Start to Feel Better Today

Start to Feel Better Today

We understand this is such a hard time. We are feeling it too. We miss our old routine. We miss our freedom to move about our community. We miss the ability to visit and enjoy our family and friends. We miss life as we knew it before the pandemic. We are collectively...

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Having a Baby during the Pandemic

Having a Baby during the Pandemic

We know this isn’t fair but we can talk about ways to help you cope. Bringing a newborn into the world should be an exciting and hopeful experience. But it can also be stressful and full of anxiety, particularly right now during this time of uncertainty and chaos. It...

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