5 Things You Must Know Before Seeing Your GP for a Mental Health Care Plan

If you are experiencing a stressful life event and struggling to cope you may consider seeing your GP for a mental health care plan (MHCP).  And for some people this can be helpful. However, this is not your only option. You also have access to numerous counsellors and psychotherapists with…

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Christmas Grief and Loss: 5 Strategies to Help You Through the Holiday Season

Christmas is traditionally a time of celebration, meeting of family and friends, delicious food, and giving of gifts. Everywhere we see messages of happiness and connection. Yet, this time of the year can put a lot of stress on relationships, with increased numbers of break-ups and divorce. And for those who…

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The Silent Pain of Loss: When Grief Counselling Can Help

I witnessed a tree fall today. I heard the crashing sound first, and then saw it falling through the trees and shrubs before hitting the ground. We have lost a number of trees into the water at the back of our home. But unlike this tree they had laid there for…

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What To Do When You Receive A Scary Health Diagnosis

“Each of the four times I have received a life-altering diagnosis, I have felt like a healthy person who has been accidentally drop-kicked into a foreign country:I don't know the language, the culture is unfamiliar,I have no idea what is expected of me, I have no map,and I desperately want to…

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How to Take Charge Of Your Life After Divorce

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby”. ~ Ruth E. RenkelI was really inspired sometime ago by Cloris Kylie Stock's excellent article on coping with divorce. She will inspire you with her own story and the positive impact it had on her life. Nearly a third of all marriages…

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