Therapy As A Gift To Yourself

Therapy As A Gift To Yourself Yes, you read that right – Therapy as a gift to yourself. We invite you to think of therapy differently than the way it was thought of in our parents or grandparents’ generation. Because gone are the days when therapy was...

Easy Self Care Strategies Everyone Can Do

Easy Self Care Strategies Everyone Can Do A hot topic in mental health that is so current and relevant during the COVID19 pandemic is self-care. As we universally experience heightened anxiety and worry about an uncertain future, it is ever more important that we...

Mindfulness

Mindfulness By Gunnel Tesfa, RSW Gunnel Tesfa is a Registered Social Worker with more than 25 years in the field. Gunnel is a compassionate, understanding and efficient therapist who continues to find new ways of helping her clients. Mindfulness is a way of looking at...

Stress Management

Stress Management Stress management is about helping folks learn specific strategies and techniques to deal with and manage their stress levels more effectively. Stress is our body’s natural response, however, researchers have found that stress has many ill...

Health Implications of Excessive Stress

Health Implications of Excessive Stress Exposure to prolonged stress or extreme and sudden stress  can result in many types of negative health effects. The most commonly felt symptoms of stress include insomnia, muscle tension, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, overeating,...

How the Body and Brain Respond During Stress

How the Body and Brain Respond During Stress What happens to our body when we become stressed? The HPA axis, which consists of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal cortex, is activated. When the axis is activated, these three parts of the brain release a...