Virtual Sleep Therapy Services in Ontario: Mastering Restful Sleep

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Better Sleep Starts Here If you’re struggling with sleep, you’re not alone! One in three Canadian adults report experiencing sleep problems multiple times a week, and for some, maintaining healthy sleep becomes a chronic challenge. You should know that non-drug approaches like therapy are considered the best first-line treatment for […]

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Free and low-cost counselling options in Ontario

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This page contains a regularly updated resource list of free, low-cost, and sliding-scale options for counselling and therapy services in Ontario. I’ve included and noted the services requiring a referral from a primary care provider. Some private clinics and therapists offer reduced cost and/or sliding scale options. In these cases, […]

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The ACE Method for Managing Anxiety and Insomnia

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It’s a deeply human experience to encounter times when we’re challenged with difficult and painful thoughts, emotions, sensations, urges, or memories. We all have these moments, but how we respond to these experiences often determines their duration and our level of suffering. Consider a situation that triggers challenging thoughts and […]

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Navigating Mental Health Communication: The LEAP Method from “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!”

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Dr. Xavier Amador’s book “I’m Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!” sheds light on anosognosia, a condition where individuals with severe mental illnesses fail to acknowledge their illness, not out of denial, but due to neurological deficits. The book introduces the LEAP method (Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner) as an empathetic communication approach to assist those suffering from mental health issues and resistant to help. The method aims to build trust, mutual understanding, and collaboration, promoting effective support and acceptance of treatment.

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Thought Distortions and Sleep

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Thought distortions, also known as cognitive distortions, are ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t necessarily true. They’re common, and we all have them from time to time. But recognizing and reminding ourselves that not everything we think is true is an important step in untangling from […]

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