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Trauma

Childhood Trauma

Trauma has a very vast definition. When it is not treated on time, it might live with an individual on a day-to-day basis. Trauma sometimes originates from childhood. This could happen when a child faces physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse by their parents, family members or society in general. This includes regular fights between

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Body Image

Cultural Emphasis on Skin Tone and Body Image

Different cultures bring different expectations in how we interact with each other and feel about ourselves. Certain cultures put emphasis on skin tone, weight, height, and different traits/physical features. This includes how you talk, how you look, how you carry yourself and how physical attributes can make a difference in day-to-day life. Due to this,

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Body Image

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

From time to time, most people will feel somewhat discontent with specific aspects of their appearance, perhaps thinking that their thighs are too big, skin is too dappled, or that they are not tall enough. However, there is a difference between temporary dissatisfaction with your appearance, which we all have from time to time, and

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Motivation

How to Increase Motivation

Pre and post pandemic has hit our lives hard, and it has been extremely hard to increase or keep up with the motivation in various aspects of our lives. This includes personal and professional life. There are various means to keep yourself motivated and one shoe does not fill all.  Identify Life Changes What are

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Trauma

Betrayal Trauma

Betrayal Trauma At its core, betrayal is a wound that occurs when trust in someone (or something) is broken through lies, deceit, cheating, or stealing – to name a few. First introduced as a concept in 1991, betrayal trauma refers to the specific trauma that occurs in key social relationships where the betrayed person requires

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Substance Abuse & Addictions

Problematic Gambling

While the odd lottery ticket, sports bet, or visit to the casino with friends might offer a fun and special chance to unwind, for many others these places and behaviours can become problematic and destructive. In many cases, problematic gambling can impact not only one’s financial means but also spillover into other areas such as

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

While the adjective “OCD” has been used by some to describe an individual who demands perfection, neatness, or order in recent years, OCD as a mental health disorder is a complex, debilitating, and painful condition affecting almost 750,000 Canadians. OCD is a lifelong condition that centers around two groups of presenting symptoms: obsessions and compulsions.

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Anxiety

Let’s Talk About Anxiety

Did you know that our thought patterns, values and beliefs are all programmed in the brain by the age of seven? These are our critical years where our brains development is largely influenced by our external environment. This includes biopsychosocial factors such as our biological characteristics (genetics), behavioural factors (beliefs and values), and social conditions

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Grief & Loss

Grief and Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss is a broad term that generally refers to the unexpected loss of an infant in the early stages of pregnancy. Whether this loss was through stillbirth, miscarriage, a neonatal death, a failed embryo transfer, or a spontaneous abortion, the experience can be a traumatic life event. Pregnancy Loss As we experience life events

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Eating Disorder

Understanding Your Eating Disorder

Most of us, in our modern, post-industrial, western culture are having difficulty in maintaining an appropriate relationship with food.  Many of us are eating more than we should and many of us are trying to negate the effects by dieting. Others are endlessly anxious about their weight, shape, and size and are involved in an

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