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Voo Breathing: A Quick Guide to Managing Anxiety

Have you ever heard of Voo Breathing? Neither had I, until I came across Dr. Peter Levine’s Voo Breathing. Dr. Levine is a world-renowned industry leader in the study and treatment of trauma. The idea is that we do some deep belly breathing, focus our attention on our breath and in a deep fog horn voice exhale with the word, “voooooo”.

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How Anxiety Can Affect Your Relationships

Let’s get this straight: Anxiety is normal. It’s healthy. It makes us aware of danger, heightens concerns, and boosts our response to keep us safe. But while anxiety is natural, how you respond to it can become problematic within your relationships, intimate and otherwise. The research is clear that healthy relationships are the most powerful predictor of long-term health.

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Preparing for Online Counselling

Virtual counselling uses secure and user friendly technology to create major shifts in clients’ emotional health. It has been successfully utilized by many and now you can ensure your safety and continue your counselling from the comfort of your own home.

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What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy emphasizes thinking in how we feel about what we do. In short, our thoughts play a key role in influencing what we feel and do. CBT is considered to be a shorter term, and therefore more cost-effective therapy that has been well supported in the research.

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What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). EMDR is a transformative process that brings old negative and distressing memories to neutral ground. After successful treatment with EMDR, affective distress and symptoms are relieved, and negative beliefs are reformulated. After 16 published studies, EMDR is in the “A” category for treatment of trauma. It is now considered a mainstream method of treatment, critical in working with clients experiencing post trauma.

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What is DBT?

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a system of therapy originally designed by Marsha M. Lindehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, designed to treat people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT is a combination of standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotional regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance and acceptance. It uses mindful awareness techniques largely derived from Buddist meditative practice.

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