Category Archives: trauma

Recovering From Infidelity

Recovering from any kind of betrayal can be one of the most challenging tasks for any human being. We are programmed to navigate our world by using our ability to ally ourselves with people we trust and steer clear of … Continue reading

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Addiction: What causes addiction and what promotes recovery

Here is a great short video explaining the mechanisms of addiction and recovery. Very to the point. I just love it.  Thanks for another  informative video Gabor Mate. Gabor Mate:  What is addiction

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PBS: The Buddha

Once upon a time I looked up the definition of Buddhism and came upon this video (link below), a documentary about the life of Buddha and principles of Buddhism. It is a lovely description of a complex subject, yet not … Continue reading

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ADD, ADHD or Vision Problem: Convergence Insufficiency Highlighted

Below is some fascinating reading about the surprisingly high frequency of ADD/ADHD misdiagnosis. If you (that’s right, adults may be misdiagnosed as well) or your child are struggling with reading, learning, school or work tasks, school or work relationships, you … Continue reading

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Vulnerability: From Brene Brown’s Ted Talk to Daily Life

I have found when working with people from a variety of backgrounds that so many common themes become apparent in regards to human suffering. That is to say, that regardless of the differences in culture, gender or a myriad of … Continue reading

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The Question of Frequency in Therapy: How much and how often

www.dawncoxcounselling.ca Has it ever occurred to you how counsellors or clients decide on how often they will have their sessions? How often does one need to set aside time to explore, grow awareness, and practice feeling in a safe environment? … Continue reading

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How Fear, Pleasure and Psychopathy Work in the Brain

I just watched this very cool video called “How Does Your Memory Work”.  I don’t know if this really captures the essence of this documentary. They move through several real life examples of how the brain works through the fight … Continue reading

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Personal Power and Body Language

Have you ever considered the relationship between what you do and how you feel, between your actions and your emotions? For example, it has always amazed me that when I am feeling good, energized or confident how I also tend … Continue reading

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Healthy Breakfasts Lead to Improved Mood

A healthy breakfast gets our brain and body started for the day which usually leads to higher productivity and a feeling of accomplishment. Give your body what it needs to do its job and you will be working against depression … Continue reading

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10 things no one tells women about turning 40: self-esteem and getting older

Below is a great link to a thought-provoking piece on getting older and wiser and, in particular how your self-esteem tends to grow naturally through this experience. I have found that getting older, a.k.a., having more life experience/learning, has led … Continue reading

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