If you struggle with anxiety or depression, chances are you also struggle with getting a good sleep at night. In fact, sleep difficulties are not uncommon on their own. From difficult falling asleep, to frequent waking, early waking, oversleeping, nightmares, or just not feeling rested, one-in-three Canadians report poor sleep quality. With anxiety and depression added to the mix, sleep can become a nightly battle. During the day, you may experience temporary relief from your
Many would describe our culture as fast-paced, competitive, or goal-driven. Whether its completing school assignments, reaching work deadlines, fulfilling our personal goals and responsibilities, or simply keeping up with the latest trends, our minds often work overtime thinking about the next move. While thinking about the future is important for survival (after all, we’d starve if we didn’t think about what to eat!), it can take a toll on our wellbeing. A state of mind that
The holidays can sometimes feel less joyful than its songs and television specials. We may be expected to deliver breathtaking décor, delicious food, and numerous well-received presents for starters. It is no wonder that “holiday stress” is a renowned concept. As I witness the seasonal fluster of people all around me, I cannot help but recall a memory that greatly impacted me. When I offered Art Therapy at an involuntary youth mental health centre, one session reminded me wha
The ending of a relationship or marriage can be hard and it can leave you feeling lost, confused and rejected. We desperately try to understand why it ended and how to move on from it. Whether you were the one that ended or your partner, it can feel hard. One of the reasons that the end of relationship is so difficult, is because it's an end. Ending can bring up a lot of feelings, similar to loss. Though a divorce is not a death, it can bring up the same intense feeling.
Anxiety & panic attacks are more and more common. I often find clients coming to me to help them work through their anxiety. Though my work with them is about understanding their triggers and why their anxiety is happening, we also focus on how to cope when dealing with an attack. Here are some ways to help you during an anxiety or panic attack. Familiarize. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of a panic or anxiety attack. This will help you know that what you are feeli