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Category Archives: blog

16 Years of Expert Care! And counting…

Posted on: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

On April 1 st , 2024, Journey celebrates 16 years of serving our many clients in the Calgary communityand beyond! We have built a network of expertise, and our passion keeps growing. Founded with afocus on couples and families we quickly grew into an all-round counselling practice addressingdiverse client needs. Here are some of the […]

The Power of Play in Therapy

Posted on: Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Have you ever wondered why therapists play with children? Aren’t they supposed to be talking to them? You may be surprised to find out that this is exactly what they’re doing! Play is the most natural and comfortable way for children to communicate. Think of play as a channel through which children can express a […]

How to Manage When a Partner is Struggling with Depression

Posted on: Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Is my partner, ok? Now that you can recognize the signs of depression, you may be wondering if your partner is struggling with it. You may be feeling frustrated that your efforts to get them going are not yielding lasting results. It feels like two steps forward and then we are right back to where […]

Is this a Phase and Will it Pass? Recognizing Adjustment vs. Depression

Posted on: Monday, September 18th, 2023

With the onset of fall and getting back to school and work cycles, there is often change in the air, in our homes and in the way we sometimes feel. Schedules move from summer’s ‘whatever happens happens’ to we have to be out of the house by 7am and not forget to feed the cat, […]

Hypnosis Continued – FAQs

Posted on: Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnotherapy     Does hypnotherapy work?Scientific evidence supporting the benefits of hypnotherapy has been limited but is growing.The research on hypnosis for treating pain, irritable bowel syndrome and post traumatic stressdisorder symptoms has shown strong evidence. Can anyone be hypnotized?Each person differs in their ability to be hypnotized. A person’s fears […]

Hypnosis – How it works and myths busted!

Posted on: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023

  Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and focused attention into a deep state of focuswith verbal cues, repetition and imagery guided by a trained clinician or hypnotherapist.   How does hypnosis work? Under hypnosis, the intense level of concentration and deep state of focus allows the individualto ignore ordinary distractions and be […]

Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that recognizes the importance of emotional, mental, and psychological well-being. For over two decades, this week has promoted techniques for reducing stress, highlighting the value of mental health support, and educating the public about various types of mental illness. In addition, mental health advocacy has developed over […]

Autism Awareness

Posted on: Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Every year all over the world, the month of April is observed as Autism Awareness Month. We take this time to focus on providing and sharing knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder. The goal of spreading awareness is to convey the message that people with Autism are often misread, misinterpreted and dismissed in our society when […]

March 8th is International Women’s Day

Posted on: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

  “Women are the real architects of society” – Laura Formisano    Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is observed and celebrated to spread the message of gender equality to create a better society, free of gender bias. This day celebrates and empowers women, addressing issues such as women’s equality, violence and abuse […]

More on Black History Month

Posted on: Monday, February 20th, 2023

Every February, the people of Canada come together to honour all African American and Canadians from the times of slavery, to the present day. It is a time to think back and reflect upon the hardships faced by people of colour. In 1915, historian Carter. G Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro […]