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Don’t Take It Personally

Taking things personally is something we’re all guilty of doing at some point or another – often on a daily basis. As social beings, our interactions and relationships with others can impact our own well-being and how we feel about our lives. And although we all have our sensitive spots, ...

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Another Face of Anxiety – Common Phobias

It’s easy to say that you are afraid of spiders, or that you don’t like heights, but unless you suffer from an actual phobia you may be lucky to escape the experience of the crushing fear associated with severe phobias. A phobia is defined as “an extreme or irrational fear ...

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Find Pleasure in Life

It doesn’t have to be January 1st to make big changes in your life. If you resolve to start leading a more whole and fulfilling life, your Ottawa therapist can help. Here are some different activities you can do to find more pleasure in life: Senses Humans have five well ...

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Overcoming Approval Seeking

It is a natural human desire to seek connection and approval from our fellow humans. When we receive approval from our peers, family members, and mentors, it can be validating and elicit many positive emotions. However, relying on external approval (external source of validation) can mean you are putting your ...

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Radical Acceptance

Have you ever been given tragic news and responded “I can’t believe it?” Been handed frustrating circumstances and wonder how “unfair” life can be? Often, to shield ourselves from confronting pain and moving forward into a positive future, we react to painful moments with denial, disbelief, suppression, and emotional procrastination. ...

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Meditation for Beginners

Meditation provides many benefits for the body, mind and soul. It creates a calming effect which eases stress and anxiety. Meditation can also give people a different perspective on difficult and trying situations, as well as increase self-awareness and reduce negativity overall. To start meditating follow the steps below: Getting ...

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