November 26, 2018

3 Survival Tips to Thrive Through the Holidays

Wetter Weather and Darker Days Hard not to notice the daylight is waning and the weather is wetter. Many of us wake up in darkness, head to work and are driving home from work […]
March 24, 2018
Canvas Counselling Services

AEDP and Why I Love What I Do

Do you feel unsettled, worried or stuck? Do you have a sense that you are in a rut, created from doing the same things over and over, without different results? Maybe you feel unsatisfied in your relationships, or that your life lacks meaning?
March 21, 2018

4 Ways To Be Mindful

Mindfulness Matters Mindfulness is being present in each moment. The practice of mindfulness involves accepting our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing there might be a “right” or a “wrong” way to think or […]
February 8, 2018

Boxes of Darkness

A guest blog from Carole Wheaten Boxes of Darkness Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness It took me years to understand that, this too, was a gift ~Mary Oliver I […]
January 22, 2018
Authentic Living

Living with Authenticity

Authenticity What does it mean to be authentic? Authenticity is real, genuine, true and accurate living. Authentic living is when I am not copying, pretending or giving a false sense of myself. Authentic people […]
December 13, 2017
Christmas

Resisting the Christmas Madness

Christmas Holiday Madness It is midway through December. Christmas planning, Christmas shopping, Christmas celebrating and Christmas stressing feels well underway. The season can be so much about expectations, or what we hoped for…that somehow […]
January 22, 2018
Authentic Living

Living with Authenticity

Authenticity What does it mean to be authentic? Authenticity is real, genuine, true and accurate living. Authentic living is when I am not copying, pretending or giving a false sense of myself. Authentic people […]
November 28, 2017

Am I Covered to See You?

So you have made the decision that you want to pursue counselling and find some healing and hope out of the hurt that you have experienced.  If you are like many people,  you want to know how much it will cost, and if there might be any help for that cost, you’re your extended health care benefits.  Unfortunately, counselling is not a standard health care benefit.
April 20, 2017

Fight-flight-freeze: Is anxiety adaptive?

Anxiety is part of the body system activated during a dangerous event, a way our body quickly keeps us safe. Not only is anxiety normal and adaptive, it is, also, our body's natural alarm system. This system triggers our body to move out of the way and act quickly...like when a car runs the red light just as you are stepping into the crosswalk.
March 29, 2017

Transformation

What does it mean to be transformed? To change in composition or structure. To change in outward form or appearance. To change in character or condition. The desire for change is usually a goal in the counselling process. We want to change the way we communicate, relate or feel towards ourselves or towards others. We want to change our thoughts or behaviours...we want to change or improve our relationships. We look for changes that will benefit our overall well-being.