2015

  • Unpacking money issues in your marriage

    For many marriages, money stress can adversely affect the relationships between spouses and, in some cases, even lead to divorce. It's important to keep in mind that many of the financial issues are based less in the financial situation itself and more in the emotional issues surrounding money. Unpacking the underlying issues can be answer to saving your marriage and reducing stress in your home. Refusal to commit If one of you is finding it hard to commit to large purchases, such as buying a house, this can stem from uncertainty about the long term stability of the relationship or of your life circumstances. [Read More]

  • Using Nutrition to Help Your Child With Anxiety

    For anxious children, food can be a source of tension and stress. However, correct nutrition can do a lot to support your child's physical and mental state. Here are some ways to ensure they are getting the food they need. Incorporate some good quality foods A mix of high quality proteins, complex carbohydrates and vegetables is important to ensure your child has the best start to their day. Growing research suggests that incorporating omega-3 and omega-6 acids, which are found in seeds and fatty fishes such as salmon or tuna, are vital in the functioning of a healthy brain. [Read More]

  • Using Hypnotherapy to Overcome Writer's Block

    All writers suffer from writer's block at some point; it just comes with the territory. Usually it is short-lived and it isn't long before the next great (or not so great!) idea comes along, but from time to time writer's block can be truly paralysing and damaging, especially if the sufferer uses writing as a main source of income: What is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy in which hypnosis is used to alter the state of consciousness. [Read More]

  • How to Introduce the Idea of Counselling to Your Teen

    Teenagers face all sorts of stresses, and it isn't uncommon for them to seek out professional help from a counsellor. However, introducing the idea yourself can be difficult. If your teen seems like they could use some professional support, try following the tips in the guide to suggest that they consider seeing a counsellor. Choose the Right Time & Place Find a time when your teen is as relaxed as possible. [Read More]

  • Three Career Paths for Graduates in Counselling

    If you are a graduate or upcoming graduate of a counselling program, then you may already be looking at your options. When it comes to career paths you will have some basic options like working with a drug rehabilitation program, moving on for post-graduate study, or working as a family counsellor. If you are like most upcoming graduates, you may have to think outside the box in order to get the job you want. [Read More]