Coping with the Loss of a Pet - Article Image - On Your Mind Counselling

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Losing a pet is one of the most challenging things many of us experience in our lives. As best friends, companions, and family members, our pets walk into our lives and leave an imprint on our hearts that we carry with us for many years. Like any other form of grief, the loss of a…

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Is Radical Acceptance Real - Article Image - On Your Mind Counselling

Is Radical Acceptance Real?

When faced with adversity in a challenging situation, we often hear things like “let it go; it is what it is; just accept it”. Of course, it’s usually easier said than done to accept life for what it is and move forward. Instead, when we are presented with something that is stressful, troubling, and out…

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Your Brain on Pain - Article Image - On Your Mind Counselling

Your Brain on Pain

Did you know that your brain interprets everything going on in your body 30 times a second throughout your lifetime? The intricate inner workings of the brain can help us perceive, react, memorize, and move based on messages from the outside world. This is why we want to discuss your brain on pain. Although pain…

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Parenting a Child with a Developmental Delay

Did you know, that developmental delays occur in 10-15% of preschool children? Parenting a child with a developmental delay can be an incredibly challenging journey. Although every child learns and grows at a unique pace, it’s important to recognize the different types of developmental delays and how they may be impacting your child’s experiences in…

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Calming Exercises for Anxiety - Article Image - On Your Mind Counselling

How You Can Use Calming Exercises for Anxiety

You’re enjoying your day and going for a walk in the park. Out of nowhere, you begin to experience anxiety. Your body tenses up, and you start sweating and breathing rapidly. The only thought in your head is the fact that you want to go home and ease your mind. You might have experienced similar…

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Mental Health and Relationships: What to Expect and How to Help Each Other Through It

Did you know, 1 in 5 Canadians are personally affected by some form of mental health condition every year? Although there is an individual component to mental health and illness, it can also manifest into romantic relationships causing tension and uncertainty for many couples. Whether you’re the person who is experiencing a mental health condition,…

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Why Self-Care Looks Different for Everyone - Blog Photo - On Your Mind Counselling

Why Self-Care Looks Different for Everyone

Did you know, consciously engaging in an enjoyable self-care routine is proven to improve your mood, increase levels of happiness, and minimize symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression!? What’s interesting about self-care is that it can look very different for every one of us. Activities that may soothe the soul and inspire positive emotions for…

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The Benefits of Group Therapy in Grief Support and Healing After Loss - Blog Photo - On Your Mind Counselling

The Benefits of Group Therapy in Grief Support and Healing After Loss

After losing a loved one the flooding emotions of pain, disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness can become nearly debilitating. Grief and bereavement is a complex experience that can be expressed in many ways that are both unique and personal. No matter what your individual experience with grief is, it is clear that it takes a…

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Important Coping Strategies to Help You Get Through the Day - Blog Image - On Your Mind Counselling

Important Coping Strategies to Help You Get Through the Day

Coping strategies are beneficial tools to help us deal with difficult situations and overcome them with more resilience. Whether we learn to cope with new situations as they come or have grown our skills through support networks and counselling, their purpose is to help us develop the strength and willpower to continue moving forward. Throughout…

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How Social Media Impacts the Mental Health of Teens and Adolescents - Blog Image - On Your Mind Counselling

How Social Media Impacts the Mental Health of Teens and Adolescents

Did you know that by 2015, 92% of teens and young adults owned their own smartphones? As these numbers began to rise, so did feelings of anxiety, depression, social isolation, and a variety of other negative consequences. Anyone with a working smartphone device can clearly see the rapidly evolving nature of this technology right at…

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