As a parent in Calgary, you want to do one thing for your children; bring them up the best way that you can. Raising children isn’t an exact science and very much of how you parent will depend on a variety of different things such as your child, you, the supports you have around you, your belief system and so much more…
The holidays are typically a time of celebration, joy, good food, family, and friends. They are a time to create happy memories, enjoy each other’s company and give thanks. Sadly, for many people though, the holidays can be a time filled with stress, loneliness, loss, and grief.
No relationship is perfect. It’s completely normal for there to be some stress involved. However, when this stress becomes excessive it can negatively impact the relationship and have devasting effects on your mental health. So how much stress is too much? Well, let’s first look at a “normal” level of stress.
We’ve all had them in our lives, the friend, colleague or partner who seems to have it all together. Their organised, involved in lots of activities and just seem to have everything run seamlessly. You ask them how they do it and they reply something along the lines of “oh I’ve just set up a good routine”.
Oh Calgary! ( and the world!). This year has been like no other. While every year has its own ups and downs, it seems that during 2020, we’ve endured more than our fair share of challenges. During stressful times, it's common to experience emotions such as shock, fear, sadness, and even disgust. And that's okay!
Navigating your way through mental health issues can be a scary and sometimes frustrating process. Progression can be slow and it’s not always a straight and obvious path. Instead it can be filled with many ups and downs. So having a good support network can make all the difference in recovery. What if it’s not you experiencing the recovery though? What if it’s your child? The benefits of talk based support are for the entire family.
Originally, talk-based therapy was developed for the treatment of mental health disorders and relationship issues. Over the years though, it has evolved significantly. There are now a wide range of different talk-based therapies that can treat a many different issues and improve quality of life. Below are just some of the many benefits of talk-based therapy.
Life can become busy, with so much going on, work, study, relationships and maybe even kids…it’s easy to get caught up in it all. Preoccupied with your own thoughts, worrying, planning. At times it can feel like you’re living on autopilot. Although there’s sometimes a place for planning and worry, being caught in your worries constantly leaves little room for enjoyment.