18 October 18, 2019

Healing Trauma: Unlock Yourself From the Ghosts of Your Past

2019-10-18T11:26:00-07:00

Healing Trauma: Unlock Yourself From the Ghosts of Your Past by Myriame Lyons, RCC Disclaimer: some of the writing below is deemed sensitive. Read slowly, and take care of yourself (e.g., go on a walk, sip some soothing tea, watch a TV show, talk with a loved one or friend).    Have you ever found [...]

Healing Trauma: Unlock Yourself From the Ghosts of Your Past2019-10-18T11:26:00-07:00
17 August 17, 2019

3 Steps to Getting Yourself to Counselling

2019-08-17T13:18:52-07:00

3 Steps to Getting Yourself to Counselling by Myriame Lyons With 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental health problem or illness in their lifetime, it is known that many more are indirectly affected². Family members and friends who care for a loved one struggling with a mental health problem can experience their own distress. [...]

3 Steps to Getting Yourself to Counselling2019-08-17T13:18:52-07:00
7 February 7, 2018

Creating Space to Heal

2018-02-07T13:30:53-07:00

Creating Space to Heal by Myriame Lyons, MA, CCC Late last year I worked with a woman who was struggling to cope with her partner’s attitudes towards his Parkinson’s disease. She felt worried, frustrated, resentful and guilty; she didn’t know what else she could do. This is a story that is far too common in [...]

Creating Space to Heal2018-02-07T13:30:53-07:00
23 August 23, 2017

Authenticity: Let Your True Self Be Seen

2017-08-25T13:25:47-07:00

Authenticity: Let Your True Self be Seen It takes a certain level of comfort with vulnerability to be our authentic selves. Being true to ourselves is something that takes consistent intention. Sometimes even finding the language to be able to effectively express yourself is a challenge. If you feel that there are barriers between who you [...]

Authenticity: Let Your True Self Be Seen2017-08-25T13:25:47-07:00
23 June 23, 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know

2017-07-31T10:44:15-07:00

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness month. Here’s 5 things you need to know about PTSD: PTSD is just one of a range of possible responses to experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD is a term use to describe a cluster of adaptations (or “symptoms”) following exposure to [...]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Should Know2017-07-31T10:44:15-07:00
9 June 9, 2017

Acupuncture: What Can It Treat?

2017-06-09T11:58:40-07:00

What Can Acupuncture Treat? By Jenny Abel R.Ac. and Jill Truscott R.Ac. What can acupuncture treat? That is a great question!  As Registered Acupuncturists at Local Health Integrative Clinic we are often asked this: “what can acupuncture treat”?  Are there studies to back it up?  The scope of what acupuncture treats is very wide and [...]

Acupuncture: What Can It Treat?2017-06-09T11:58:40-07:00
19 May 19, 2017

Thinking of You: Mother’s & Father’s Day

2017-08-08T11:57:54-07:00

Thinking of You: Mother's & Father's Day Mothers' and Fathers' Day can present a great opportunity to give thanks and appreciation to those who raised you. But they are not always days of celebration. For some, these occasions can evoke a heightened sense of loss, confusion, loneliness or regret. For others who have lost or [...]

Thinking of You: Mother’s & Father’s Day2017-08-08T11:57:54-07:00
19 April 19, 2017

How to Set Boundaries with Loved Ones

2017-04-19T21:23:17-07:00

How to Set Boundaries with Loved Ones Learning how to set boundaries with friends and loved ones can be a daunting task. Boundaries can be emotional (i.e.: respect for our feelings), intellectual (i.e.: respect for ideas/opinions), physical/sexual (i.e.: being touched), or even digital (i.e.: sharing passwords/devices). Often, we worry about how the conversation will be [...]

How to Set Boundaries with Loved Ones2017-04-19T21:23:17-07:00
22 February 22, 2017

Understanding Your Anger

2017-02-23T12:34:18-07:00

Understanding Anger by Sara Lewis- Registered Clinical Counsellor Anger can be a primary and adaptive experience. There are many situations in life when anger is the healthy and appropriate way to respond, such as when your physical or emotional boundaries are violated. Because anger is a powerful emotion, it is helpful in these circumstances when [...]

Understanding Your Anger2017-02-23T12:34:18-07:00