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Category Archives: blog

Welcoming Calgary Counsellor Jeremy Siemens

Posted on: Friday, March 24th, 2017

As we grow to serve our clients and Calgary better, we have added an experienced addictions, trauma and emotional regulation counsellor to our team! Jeremy is a counsellor who believes strongly in the transformative power of therapy and the growth and change that can occur in people’s lives. His training and interests have an integrative […]

Beauty & The Beast, the New Disney, and Their Implications

Posted on: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

This Friday, March 17th, is the long-awaited premier of the new live-action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. There has been a significant amount of buildup and suspense leading up to the release of this film for various reasons. The original animated film is still one of Disney’s most successful productions, and this new […]

#BeBoldForChange – the Gender Gap & Mental Health

Posted on: Monday, March 6th, 2017

This Wednesday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day… a day created to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women from around the world. It is about encouraging and enacting gender equality in the long run by creating a discussion around it. This year’s theme is focused on the gender gap in the […]

Cultural Events & Drinking – Should You Partake?

Posted on: Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Calgary Stampede is one of the biggest attractions in Canada, a major source of tourism and economic growth for our city, and widely known as one giant party. It has these things in common with St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest, Cinco De Mayo and Mardi Gras. They are all big, celebratory, cultural events that involve […]

3 Reasons You Probably Shouldn’t Take the Red Carpet Too Seriously

Posted on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means… it’s Award Show season. With the Grammy’s, the BAFTAs, and the SAG Awards behind us, there are still lots of award shows coming up. The 88th annual Academy Awards, affectionately known as The Oscars to the general public, airs this Sunday, February 26th. […]

4 Reasons Music is Good for Your Well-being!

Posted on: Monday, February 13th, 2017

Everyone has experienced that moment in time when they are going about their day, minding their own business, and a song begins to play that immediately transports them to a specific time and place. It could be a Top 40 pop hit over the radio, an old-school Rock & Roll jam playing in a store, […]

Valentine’s Day – An Anxiety-Ridden Hallmark Holiday, or Relationship Booster?

Posted on: Monday, February 6th, 2017

It’s February, and with the continued cold weather and short days, comes the much anticipated (and sometimes dreaded) holiday of love… Valentine’s Day. Advocates of the holiday can’t wait to consume copious amounts of chocolate, share hugs and kisses with their partner, and reflect on the good times of their current romantic relationship. Critics of […]

We are Expanding to Serve you Better!

Posted on: Friday, January 20th, 2017

We are excited to make it easier for you to access counselling services within 5 km of your home! That’s if you live in the SE or SW of Calgary. We have opened a 2nd location at 105, 11500 29th Street SE in Douglasdale just off Deerfoot Tr. with free parking and open 7 days […]

Working Collaboratively in Rwanda

Posted on: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

We had spent Monday with Glenda and some graduates from “the island” hearing about their experiences in general and of the counselling process specifically. These young men reside at Hope Home run by Hopethiopia/Rwanda. Their insight was really helpful in tailoring our presentation. In addition, we started the training by taking some time to hear […]

Black Lives Matter & Jason Bourne!

Posted on: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

When so many black men are shot even while complying with police orders and when lies are told to frame the incident as self defence then right away I am thinking this is deeper than conscious thought. The unconscious mind handles the shooting and the conscious mind explains it away. Jason Bourne was a trained […]