With Christmas just around the corner the pressure is on to get organized for the holidays. For many that can be a whirlwind of family commitments, shopping for presents, decorating your home, and a slew of other demands. For many this season brings back memories of lost ones. In between he stress of a demanding season, and the everyday pressures of life which seem magnified in the face of a world that’s demanding you be “merry,” – Christmas for many is not always a joyous time of year.
Given this onset of a Canadian winter [and I’m seriously jealous of our friends in the warm southern US!] this is an ideal time to announce a new service being provided by TheAnxiety.Clinic. “We Come To You- Housecalls TM.”
Psychotherapy, counselling, and coaching, in no way looks like these days of old. Current methods of psychotherapy are both interactive, and in some cases instructive. As technology has entered everyone’s home, there has become a need for therapists to be able to respond to clients in more immediate, and modern ways.
No two people are alike – you are unique. I do not provide a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Todd is trained in a multiple of techniques and approaches to address and awaken solutions that WORK Conselling and Therapyfor YOU – Quickly and Effectively!
Coping with stress in its most severe circumstances can mean managing or learning to eliminate panic attacks, also know as anxiety attacks. There are a series of both psychological and physiological events which lead up to that dreaded feeling we experience in a full fledged attack. Although medications to manage such attacks are both available and work for some, others prefer to seek natural anxiety relief through various modalities.
Your mental health is directly connected to you physically health.
Stress, depression, anxiety and other issues have a direct relation to illness.
Although this fact is scientifically proven, the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) does not provide insurance for psychotherapists and most forms of psychological therapy.
Clinical depression is a disease – or a dis-ease, it strives to make you ‘uneasy.’ A powerful metaphor for depression is to consider the disease as a team of engineers, whose primary purpose is to tear down bridges, not build them. The bridges that depression seeks to destroy are those bridges, or pathways in your brain that link the feelings of pleasure to your life experiences with people, place and events. In real life – depression hurts. Before it controls your life completely it is critical you find a way to deal with depression.
Couples frequently say to me, “If we needed pre marriage counseling or communication skills training, we wouldn’t be getting married!” I certainly understand the sentiment, and indeed if your relationship was not going well and your heart full of love then you should not be getting married!
Why should we consider these sessions?
Mindfulness therapy is simply the therapeutic use of a type of meditation called mindfulness that is designed to calm your mind – and now using brain scan technology we see concrete proof it can actually change your mind! In fact it can reduce depression, pain, stress, and even make people less self-centered.
One of the first questions I always receive, particularly from skeptics and those who have never sought any form of mentoring, coaching, or counseling before, ask: “What is it that you do that actually seems to work, and have made such a profound change in my friend’s life?”