Anxiety

Wrapping Our Brains Around…The Brain

This Week’s Book = Your Brain: A User’s Guide (by National Geographic) Ok, I’m back to reading! I’ll confess that I always find it challenging to pick up work-related and/or psychology-focused books after the holiday season. For some reason my brain just wants to linger in its relaxed, think-about-nothing-serious kind of state and I tend

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Jumping on the Yearly Recap Bandwagon (Part 2)

Continuing on the yearly recap that I started last week, here are my top five most helpful books: #5: The Body Keeps Score (B. Van Der Kolk) Compared to the other horribly boring book that I read on trauma (I’m looking at you Trauma and Recovery), this book is fabulous. In a super easy to

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Jumping on the Yearly Recap Bandwagon (Part 1)

Well, 2015 is winding down to an end and I feel like it went fast. I also feel like that’s something that everyone says. While I’m not super down with making New Year’s resolutions, I am a huge fan of yearly recaps You know, like “10 Most Unexpected Breakups of the Year” or “The Top

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Making Sense of Our Internal Chatter

This Week’s Book = Talking to Yourself: Learning the Language of Self-Affirmation (by P. Butler) Spoiler alert: Everybody talks to themselves…and it can’t be crazy if everyone is doing it, right? We all have an internal dialogue going consistently and it can be lovely and pleasant or downright nasty. Negative self-talk can feel overwhelming, discouraging,

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What Do You Mean Counsellors Aren’t Perfect?

This Week’s Book = Bad Therapy (by J.A. Kottler & J. Carlson) It’s shocking, I know…but counsellors aren’t perfect. It is possible for us to have messy moments in our personal lives, conversations that we wish we could have handled better, and outpourings of emotion at inopportune times. We can also have bad days at

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