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This plan was developed to keep our clients and staff members as safe as possible in our office setting. As such, everyone who enters our offices for services must commit to some recommended and safe practices to minimize the risk and transmission of COVID-19.  The overall goal of this protocol is to reduce potential COVID-19 […]


July 1, 2020

In-Person Therapy Sessions During COVID-19

Self-Care: Where Do You Start??Self-care is a popular word thrown around to describe intentional actions aimed at better our overall coping and mental well-being. But where should you start?After many conversations with clients over the years, I created a video on this topic to make starting a self-care routine a little easier. Once you’ve watched […]

Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Resources, Stress Reduction

April 16, 2020

Self Care Worksheets

Eating Disorders Recovery Holiday Survival Plan // The holiday season is a challenging time for those in eating disorder recovery. Rather than losing your eating disorders recovery motivation, follow our eating disorder holiday survival guide to increase your success managing your eating disorder during the holidays. This video includes a complete eating disorder recovery holiday […]

Eating Disorders

November 16, 2019

Eating Disorders Recovery Holiday Survival Plan

Back to school time presents a host of anxieties for children and youth. Read Jannie Ngo’s ideas for how to handle back to school anxiety.

Anxiety, Children

August 27, 2019

Back to School Anxiety: How to Handle Back to School Anxiety

Classroom of students looking at a presentation, with the professor at the front of the class. The words "How to Handle Back to School Anxiety" overlay the image.

The Seven Principles Workshop for couples is a two-day marriage workshop based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop has been offered across the United States, Canada and internationally, and has strengthened the relationships of […]


February 5, 2019

Gottman Seven Principles Workshop

Gottman Seven Principles Workshop

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is the intentional tensing and releasing of various muscle groups to restore a sense of relaxation and calm to your body and is a great technique for stress reduction. It is suggested to hold the tension in a muscle group for 7-10 seconds. If you have any pain or discomfort at a […]

Anxiety, Depression, Resources, Stress Reduction

September 24, 2018

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Calm Your Body and Mind

This article is a special feature written by Paul Sweatman, a divorce mediator practice in the Vancouver-area. Paul offers clients an alternative to using a lawyer for the entire process, creating a space for dignity and respect. We’re happy to feature Paul’s article and recommend his services to our clients going through a divorce. I once traveled […]

Couples, Divorce

September 25, 2017

Marriage as a Flight: A Divorce Mediator’s Perspective

Marriage as a Flight - divorce mediation

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