Mental Health

13 May

Art Therapy Webinar

Register Here   Art Therapy Intro Workshop Date & Time: Monday, June 14, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Cost: $40 (CDN)   Description: Workshop Description: 1 Hour The Introduction to Art Therapy Workshop will help participants explore the possible benefits of art therapy firsthand through guided exercises by a trained Art Psychotherapist. The focus of the art therapy exercises will be...

28 Apr

Parenting During the Pandemic

Parenting during the Pandemic By: Maria Barcelos, MA, Executive Director, The Gatehouse & Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) The pandemic has been emotionally and psychologically exhausting. I recently read an article through the New York Times and a statement in there resonated with me “parenting through grief.” This is how I felt, and I know many more felt this way too. If being a parent was not difficult enough already at times while trying to address childhood...

21 Feb

Trust

Trust by: Amy Tai We flex our trust muscles every day, whether we realize it or not. We trust our alarms to wake us up on time, our cars to get us to work, the pilot to land the plane, our hearts to keep beating. Without even thinking twice about it, we trust so many people and things. But at what point do we realize that trust is something that has to...

30 Jan

Anxiety and Managing Anxiety

Anxiety and Managing Anxiety by: Jasmine Lem, BSc, Practicum Student  Anxiety is a feeling we are all familiar with. Life can be busy and complicated, filled with work, school, family, and so forth, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. Anxiety exists on a continuum of mild to severe and can be experienced through our emotions (i.e. worry or fear), thoughts (i.e. “I’m going to fail this”), and physical symptoms (i.e. racing heart)....

24 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions: Yea or Nay?

  New Year’s Resolutions: Yea or Nay   By: Maria Barcelos, MA, Executive Director, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) | January 24, 2021 Setting New Year’s resolutions isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It can feel overwhelming for some and motivating for others.  If they motivate you and you find them helpful to keep committed and achieve your goals throughout the year, great! If not, don’t worry! Carrying out meaningful actions each month, week or day can help you achieve your...