Category 'Mental Health'


Words are so powerful! Whether we speak them to others or run them over and over in our head, what we tell ourselves affects how we feel and what we believe. If we hear the words again and again, or the messages they represent, we can end up rutting on those thoughts and believing them…

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Coping When Life Goes Sideways

Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. Life happens, catching us off guard and knocking us down hard on our backsides. Sigh. It isn’t fun! In fact, sometimes the throes of this life can be overwhelming. How do you keep a positive attitude when life throws a curveball? Coping becomes a real challenge. Dietrich…

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Eating when I’m not even hungry any more! This blog is dedicated to a question sent in from one of our subscribers about over eating: “What is the reasoning behind the need to finish something so it is gone? As in this evening I found a half box of cookies and needed to finish it…

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B.E. BE AUTHENTIC!

October 31, 2016 | Under Mental Health | Posted by | No Comments

Thought it was time to do a little bit of cheerleading for the promotion of authenticity. In a world where media bias is constantly presenting us with a skewed agenda, we can become disillusioned with this world of ours. If you are a highly sensitive person, or even moderately high, you will probably be very aware…

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How’s Your Mental/Emotional Fitness?

So much talk about physical fitness! We have a culture that is obsessed with food, fitness and thinness. Hardly a conversation goes by where somebody doesn’t bring up their weight, someone else’s weight or what they are eating. So much judgment and obsession! Next time you find yourself in one of these conversations, try re-directing…

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“How can I reduce my anxiety? Or at least manage it better?!”

Even the question makes some people anxious! Anxiety. Blurg! We all have it at times. Anxiety is just a feeling but for some people it develops into an intrusive thought problem. This can cause frustration and disruption to our daily living. Anxiety doesn’t need to cripple you! So how can a person reduce his/her level…

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Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness

January 7, 2016 | Under Mental Health | Posted by | No Comments

Overall in society, the stigma of mental illness is lessening yet many employers and employees are still in the dark. In a recent article in the “Corporate Health, Wellness and Rejuvenation” section of Business in Edmonton, this alarming statistic leapt off the page “More than 4,000 Canadians commit suicide and more than 500,000 miss work…

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Are you Facing a Blue Christmas?

The sound of the jingling bells when you walk into the grocery store. The holiday music playing on the radio. There is certainly a lot of festive reminders that we are heading into the holiday season. Christmas. Boxing Day. New Years. They aren’t necessarily happy days for everyone. Holidays have a way of being poignant…

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What’s with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)? Why do it?

Cognitive behavioural therapy, CBT, is one of the most frequently recommended therapies in the counselling realm. CBT is often suggested for recovering from motor vehicle accidents, dealing with depression, managing chronic pain and many other mental health issues, including eating disorders. Research shows that CBT is actually one of the most effective treatments for anxiety….

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Fresh Hope Counselling has served Edmonton and area (and throughout the world by Skype and FaceTime!) for over eight years. Prior to that, Beth Murray has been involved in counselling for close to a decade — giving you 18 years of experience with counselling and psychological services. In the past few years, we have been…

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