Tag Archives: anxiety

Focus on the “When” and not the “How” for stress management

Why you get stuck. How to get unstuck. Not by talking through it, pushing through it, writing it down or otherwise focusing on the problems. Not even by problem-solving strategies and focusing on “how” to mitigate stress and get out of it. Fast forwarding to “when” is a way to instantly reduce stress and get […]

From PTSD, anxiety, and medications to healthy, happy living

I’ve seen it so many times. People who have continued to try to find healing for their trauma and been bold an courageous enough to trust again and find hope. The capacity of human resilience should never be questioned. You are always more resilient than you think. And therapy can actually be fun… and it […]

Ways You’re Keeping Yourself Trapped And Miserable

In the field I work in, I see a lot of people that are unhappy in their lives for various reasons and typically they’re coming to see me because they’re looking for symptoms relief. And that’s what most of this field deals in. Symptom reduction first, root causes… maybe later and typically in an ineffective way. My […]

Homeopathy for Depression

I refer clients regularly to see Christy Zettl, not just for depression and anxiety, but a myriad of other health issues. She is one of few degree trained homeopaths in Western Canada and sees patients all over North America. Clients that see her concurrently with therapy appointments they have with me in Self Regulation Therapy (SRT), […]

Questions Every Therapist Should Be Able To Answer And Books On Their Shelf


I haven’t just had years of working with clients and helping provide education to them on their health concerns and symptoms. In addition to thousands of hours in clinical practice, I also have worked to help train other therapists in the same. And beyond that I have therapists trained in other modalities coming to see […]

Natural Ways To Raise Your BDNF: Science Backed Ways To Fight Depression

  Preventing and treating depression by increasing your brain fertilizer… BDNF – (brain derived neurotrophic factor) is a protein in the brain that acts like fertilizer to the brain. It makes it flourish and is essential for the protection of neurons in the brain as well as instrumental in their creation. It’s also plays a […]

100% Of People Have Anxiety – Without Having An Anxiety Disorder

Not everyone has a diagnosed anxiety disorder, but everyone experiences anxiety. The symptoms of anxiety. And we’re supposed to. It’s normal. We have a sense that it’s not normal. Or that because it’s uncomfortable we need to seek medical attention immediately. And it is uncomfortable! Symptoms of anxiety can include heart palpitations, racing thoughts, uncontrollable […]

Roadside Therapy – Psychological First Aid for Shock Trauma

Tara Miller, Roadside Therapist. That was my title a few weeks ago. I attended to some victims of a dramatic car accident and was reminded how our instincts to support and console victims of high impact, falls, or shock trauma is often wrong. Misinformation about the nervous system and how it responds to trauma and […]

30 Days to Happiness- How to Live Longer and Feel Better

My social media has been riddled with many recent research reports on the topic of happiness. Not just the state of happiness, how to achieve it and keep it, but also the impact of happiness on our minds and our bodies. Happiness is essential, not optional and there are proven ways to attain this state […]