“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” -Old Zen saying In our fast paced, overscheduled culture, it appears that time is bigger than us. It’s not. In fact, we have each have a lifetime of time.  Time is a fact of…

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By Virginia Lundy, RCC   This article is dedicated to all those who are being affected by the devastation in the Interior of BC.  I hope this article will give you some helpful ideas around how to approach someone who has experienced tragic loss as well as what to expect to be feeling.   Losing…

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By Virginia Lundy, RCC While the holidays can be a time of joy and excitement, it can also be a stressful time due to the changes in our daily routine; financial stress and anxiety. Here are some strategic “rules of thumb”  to make sure you enjoy the Holidays: 1.  Boundaries: Put boundaries in place to manage…

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Demystifying EMDR

A new approach to treating trauma By Virginia Lundy, RCC   Any unresolved experience in life can lead to negative emotions, feelings and behaviors that end up causing some issues for you in the present.  The goal of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is to discard inappropriate emotions, change negative beliefs about…

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By Angel Hands Trauma Team What is trauma? Some people associate trauma straight to war veterans and firefighters. However, the word trauma refers to situations that are emotionally painful, and that can overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, leaving them feeling powerless. Any situation that leaves someone feeling overpowered and alone can be traumatic. A…

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By Katya Sivak, Registered Clinical Counsellor Holiday Grief Facing loss and living with grief over loved ones who have died can be heartbreakingly painful during the holiday season. Our society urges us to deal with grief and many of us believe that we need to get over it. Grief is often thought of in terms…

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