The Inner Critic

The Inner Critic is that inner voice that is referred to by many labels including self-saboteur, inner nitpicker or judge. We all possess an inner critical voice which more often than not can have an overpowering negative effect on us. Many of my clients come in distressed and wondering why they seem to struggle with quietening this critical self-talk. They often describe it as overpowering, exhausting and weighing heavily on the mood and self-worth.

Thoughts on Family for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Dr. Amanda Stoner It seriously is for me, the most wonderful time of the year. I love Christmas! And this year, I am feeling especially grateful for the gift of family. I am so excited to travel to Ontario where my family lives, where we will celebrate Christmas together. However, I realize that this […]

Just need a break? Or is it burnout?

By: Kristin Matthews This is often a very busy time of year for many people. Juggling work, school, the demands of home, and prepping for the holidays, this time of year can feel stressful and exhausting.  More, and more, I am hearing from my clients how exhausted and stressed out many people are feeling right […]

Breaking the Stigma: Climbing out of the Hurt Locker with Vince Fowler

Timing is everything. This can be the case for seeking, receiving, and maintaining mental health support.  Having been in the Hurt Locker, Vince shares how being in the right place, at the right time, ultimately changed his life, by choosing to accept the offer of help. Vince is now armed with a toolbox of strategies […]

Breaking the Stigma: Embrace the Unknown with Ignacio Serricchio

Even when you have the means to have it all (money, fame, and time to do the things you love), at the end of the day, you are still human.  Hollywood actor, Ignacio Serricchio, shared his human story with us. We talked about embracing the unknown, educating ourselves on mental health as a fundamental step […]

Occupational Therapy: A Holistic View on the Job of Life

Still wondering what occupational therapy means? No, it is not about helping you find a job…. But it can help you do your job… better. Listen in as we chat with Louise, Occupational Therapist (OT) at Simply Counselling Services.  She shares her views on the importance of having a holistic view of health and how, […]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) & Attachment Theory: The Meaning, The Impact and The Group

Can a statement have two truths? Is everything black and white? Can you repair a concerning attachment? Najwa shares how DBT group therapy can support people struggling with impulsiveness, high-risk behaviours, mood swings, relationship and intimacy issues, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, identity confusion, as well as thoughts, behaviours and emotions causing distress and despair. If […]

The Impact of the Pandemic on Teens and Parents – A Conversation with Dr. Nneka

Are you a parent? Do you have a teen? This episode is packed with tips and strategies to manage both of these situations. Psychiatrist Dr. Nneka shares her wisdom on how to connect with your teen, how parents need to give themselves more credit, and the impact of social media on our teens. Listen in […]

Breaking the Stigma: Zack – The Depression Relief Playbook

Is it possible to have a playbook for how to tackle depression?  After reading Zack’s book, we were convinced! We knew it was a perfect fit for further conversation. In this episode, we chat about some key strategies from his book, his experience of depression, and his journey to seeking support. You can download his […]