Co-Dependency

In Self-Compassion by christine

Co-Dependency Most people are familiar with the term co-dependency as it relates to individuals impacted by another’s substance misuse.  However, co-dependency can happen in other relationships too.  In counselling psychology, …

Play and Activities

In Family & Couples by christine

Play and Activities ~a family that plays together, stays together~ “For many families, play is the missing ingredient that glues the family together. Play has the ability to open closed …

Our Shadow Selves

In Psychodynamic Theories by christine

Our Shadow Selves People sometimes ask me if counselling is depressing work.  While it certainly can be demanding at times to hold space for people in profound levels of pain, …

Perks

In Fun Stuff by christine

Perks Even on the most routine of school/work days, there are little emotional pick-me-ups or “perks” that we can savor. For me, it might be a 3:00 PM coffee with …

Transitional Objects

In Psychodynamic Theories by christine

Transitional Objects Whether referred to as transitional objects, comfort objects, or “security blankets”, we tend to think of these as childhood occurrences.  But many adults use transitional objects as tools …

Mindfulness Self-Compassion

In Self-Compassion by christine

Mindfulness Self-Compassion Anyone that knows me, has probably heard me geek-out about how transformational the practice of self-compassion can be….And believe me, it is! So, what is it? Self-compassion is …