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Distraction Coping

Distraction Coping

Have you ever watched the videos where an infant becomes mesmerized by their pediatrician’s sensory distractions before they receive a vaccination shot? The baby becomes enamored by the doctor’s quick movements, gentle touches, and playful demeanor. Before they...

Stuck in The Loop of Feeling Languished

Stuck in The Loop of Feeling Languished

Whether purchasing a car, graduating from college, or reaching a personal milestone that was set far before the Covid-19 pandemic began - people are commonly feeling what they describe as an indifference to what they once looked forward to. It isn't quite that these...

Is “Languishing” Lifting the Stigma of Mental Illness

Is “Languishing” Lifting the Stigma of Mental Illness

Is Languishing Lifting the Stigma of Mental Illness? Languishing has emerged as a buzzword for 2021, and everyone seems to be talking about it. It may not be a diagnosis, but it perfectly describes that indistinct feeling so many people seem to have. It conjures an...

What Is Your Anger Trying To Tell You?

What Is Your Anger Trying To Tell You?

My therapist once told me that anger can happen when we are tired of being sad. Is this true for you? Does our compounded sadness turn into rage? Frustration can result from various impositions and limitations on our lives. Anger often stems from unfair treatment,...

Recognizing Social Workers during Ontario Social Workers’ Week

Recognizing Social Workers during Ontario Social Workers’ Week

The first week of March marks Social Workers’ Week when social work professionals get recognized for their daily efforts to enhance others’ mental well-being. With over 18,000 social workers in Ontario, Social Workers’ Week celebrates these essential workers and their...

Free Therapy For Eligible First Nations and Inuit

Free Therapy For Eligible First Nations and Inuit

Did you know that if you are First Nations or Inuit, you could get free therapy with The Family Enhancement Centre? Here are some frequently asked questions about the non-insured health benefit for First Nations and Inuit. Who is eligible? First Nations with a status...

COVID Loss and Grief in a Pandemic

COVID Loss and Grief in a Pandemic

(Trigger alert: if sad articles make you depressed, you may want to skip this one.) "COVID loss" is a thing. (So is COVID anxiety.) In 2020, an average of about 40 Canadians passed away every day due to complications from Coronavirus. According to Google Trends, about...

Co-Parenting Through COVID

Co-Parenting Through COVID

Let's face it, co-parenting already comes with challenges. And COVID-19 has brought unique challenges for dual household families that make cooperative parenting after divorce or separation even more difficult. The best...

6 Struggles Parents Face While Co-Parenting

6 Struggles Parents Face While Co-Parenting

After divorce, communicating with your partner can be challenging. With the various emotions running high, these feelings can make interacting more complex. Conflicting opinions, compounded with these reactions, function as obstacles limiting how both parents...

Distraction Coping

Distraction Coping

Have you ever watched the videos where an infant becomes mesmerized by their pediatrician’s sensory distractions before they receive a vaccination shot? The baby becomes enamored by the doctor’s quick movements, gentle touches, and playful demeanor. Before they...

Stuck in The Loop of Feeling Languished

Stuck in The Loop of Feeling Languished

Whether purchasing a car, graduating from college, or reaching a personal milestone that was set far before the Covid-19 pandemic began - people are commonly feeling what they describe as an indifference to what they once looked forward to. It isn't quite that these...