Suicide Ideation - 5 Ways to Build Resilience
Have you ever completed a suicide intervention and then wondered, “What am I supposed to do now?”
Most of the information available to us on working with suicide focuses on the initial in-the-moment contact that we...
The Importance of Being Present
Being present might be the most important and equally undervalued resource that helpers and counsellors have to offer. However, it can be difficult to be present when we feel like we don’t have the necessary...
How to Create Therapeutic Rapport With Newcomer Families
The importance of therapeutic rapport is commonly understood to be a cornerstone of successful helping relationships. And when counselling immigrant and refugee families, we recognize that factors that influence the counselling relationship are amplified. Newcomer...
5 Ways to Experience Joy Through Your Senses
The new year often heralds a time of reflection, change, and rejuvenation. However, the pandemic we’re currently living through has potentially changed this for many of us.
In my recent work with a client, we spent...
How to Teach Mindfulness to Young Children
When I introduce mindfulness to my clients in counselling, I often hear, “I don’t have time for that!” – especially from those who care for and support young children. Yet everyone can benefit from mindfulness,...