Are epiphanies in therapy just like in the movies? Therapy scenes in movies are so satisfying. The protagonist enters therapy struggling in their everyday life but closed off to the process. Over the course of therapy, they slowly begin to open up, and then, accompanied by dramatic music, they experience the inevitable aha! moment. The protagonist reaches a moment of emotional release or insight that changes their life (think Good Will Hunting). Armed with their new insight,
Self Care breaks the myth that self care is a wine party, Netflix binge, or pedicure social. Self care is what's needed for your well-being and should always leave you with more energy and feelings of revitalization. Often, the activities that are described as self-care leave you more depleted and with less energy. This talk will break the myth and discuss the 4 components of self care that will support your overall wellness; -nourishing foods, -stillness & movement, -time in
Let go of thoughts and/or habits that do not serve you in this gentle guided meditation. You can begin to release old and new thought-patterns or stuck emotions that weigh you down and hold you back. Let them go.
Pandemic parenting burning you out? Use these words psychologists endorse. Pandemic parenting is hard. For many of us, parenting during COVID-19 is the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. It’s not surprising that Google searches for parental burnout, parenting, and stress, and emotion management are spiking. It’s also not surprising that children are experiencing more stress-related symptoms than ever before. Coronavirus is like the gift that keeps on taking, and it doesn’t l
Overcoming the fight, flight, or freeze response in relation to the pandemic. A number of years ago, I read two fascinating books written by a Russian psychiatrist, Dr. Olga Kharitidi, who was born in Siberia and worked in a Soviet-era State mental hospital. She was moved to study ancient indigenous shamanic traditions. Kharitidi wrote about the “spirit of trauma,” and how it can overtake one’s self, and detailed things she learned from ancient tools that had been passed down
TV star, Catherine Reitman, shares her lessons learned in seeing ideas thru to their completion, not allowing others to reshape your vision and a little bit about family dynamics. Catherine Reitman is the creator, executive producer, writer, and star of CBC’s acclaimed original comedy series, Workin’ Moms. Known for her roles in Blackish and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reitman was a member of Sunday Company at the influential Groundlings improv theatre and school in L
Three ways to shift your perspective on loneliness. Everyone has experienced loneliness. Yet, each person seems to think their experience is unique, which ironically seems to isolate us further. We might consider loneliness as a matter of perception. It is a state of distress or discomfort that you create when you perceive a gap between your desires for social connection and your actual experiences. Some feelings of loneliness can be abated simply by engaging in social activi