With winter blowing just around the corner, let’s look at ways to manage the winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Approximately 15% of Canadian people experience SAD on some level in their lifetime. Common symptoms include:
- sleep problems
- feeling down and unsociable
From the Counselling Department : International Self-Care Day
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Self-care is a lifelong habit and culture. It is the practice of individuals looking after their own health based on the knowledge and information available to them. It is a decision-making process that empowers individuals to look after their own health efficiently and conveniently, in collaboration with health and social care professionals as needed. – Global Self-Care Federation
Learn More About the Seven Pillars of Self-care
It is not always easy to see things from another person’s perspective. It also takes courage. This photo illustrates that although we may be dealing with similar experiences, the impact varies DRASTICALLY depending on our circumstances.
The term trauma can refer to a wide range of traumatic, abusive or neglectful events or series of events (including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma in adulthood) that are experienced as being emotionally or physically harmful or life threatening.
March is National Social Work month. The week of March 20-26th is designated to recognize the role of social workers in our community. Social work was essential before the pandemic, crucial during the pandemic and now more than ever, social workers are in critical demand. It is an opportunity to acknowledge organizations and registered social workers for the important work they do, especially during these challenging times for vulnerable people in our province.
If you’ve never heard of love languages, they were introduced in a book called “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The premise is that we all prefer to give and receive love and affection in different capacities which can speak to the disconnect some relationships experience in this area.
The new year is often a time when people set new goals, however, not many people know how to properly set goals for themselves.
Being SMART about your goals is important! SMART is an acronym that will help you set realistic and achievable new year resolutions.
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.” “If I hold it for a … Read More
By Ruth Buczynski, PHD. April 17, 2013 When I saw the pictures of Monday’s tragedy in Boston, my heart went out to all the people in the race – from the runners, to their families and friends and of course the residents of Boston – all gathered for what should have been a day of … Read More