How We Are All Addicts

The sentence “we are all addicts” does sound quite controversial, but in reality we are all addicted to something that may be harming our mental health, functioning, relationships, connection to self, our work and our lives in general. Majority of very toxic addictions such as drugs, alchohol, shopping, sex/porn, gambling, kleptomania, food, video games, and more are all very well …

What are boundaries?

We hear the word “boundaries” as a regular buzzword these days and yet, still, there are so many misconceptions of what they are, how they work and how to identify them within ourselves. A boundary is the ability to realize what works and doesn’t work for us and simply put, the ability to tap into our own selves of what …

The Fragmented Self

We are ALL survivors of trauma. This may sound a bit strange or contradictory but there is no such thing as “perfect mental health”, as we are all imperfect beings, it’s part of the human design. Even if you haven’t been through things that you would consider to be “traumatic” based on the stigma and the social understandings of trauma …

Are You Honest With Yourself?

Sometimes it’s hard to be honest with ourselves; some things are difficult to admit to ourselves, the ego gets in the way, or we lie to others or sabotage ourselves to make them happy. But if you aren’t honest with yourself, the most constant person in your entire life, then you can’t possibly be honest, authentic or real with anyone …

What is EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-traditional but highly researched and effective method of psychotherapy that is proven to help people with trauma and distressing life situations (such as depression, anxiety and PTSD). It was created by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in the 1980s and has been considered a highly effective evidence-based treatment for trauma. This type of …

Can two people grow and change at the same rate?

Have you noticed that you may have outgrown friendships or partnerships over the years?  Have you experienced where people may align with you at some point in your life and don’t anymore?  What about those friendships where you didn’t have a big fall out but just lost touch over time? Outgrowing Relationships: Maybe you haven’t experienced any of this and …

COVID-19, Mental Health and the Rise of Psychotherapy

I’m sure it is no surprise or shock to point out how people are suffering from all that is happening in our world with COVID-19. Of course, the rise in mental health struggles has been both created and accentuated throughout these periods of isolation, being stuck with only the people you live with, the loss of a job, working from …

What is Ancestral Trauma?

Have you ever noticed that some of the things you feel you need to heal or don’t like about yourself are actually, in fact, the same things that your mother, father or other family members experience? What about the very behaviours our parents did to us that was certainly also done to them? Remember Darwin with nature and nurture? Well, …

Getting The Most Out of Psychotherapy

In a previous blog I wrote, I outlined the difference between psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. If you’d like to understand that before reading further: There are many different approaches to therapy, and these different approaches can drastically change how therapy works and how psychotherapists engage with their clients. The approaches used usually reflect the person’s reasons for coming in for …

How Trauma and Emotional Pain Manifests in the Body

As it’s become clear in my other posts, I am a psychotherapist and life coach, but I also offer deep tissue Thai massage. My approach combines deep tissue healing, chakra healing, sound healing, meditation, and traditional Thai massage, using my understanding of psychology. I can help clients find blockages, trauma, or emotional pain stuck in the body. Have you ever …