Regret Teaches Us To Appreciate What We Have Now

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. –Lucille Ball What is regret? Regret is an all consuming often painful emotion connected to a belief that a past event should not have happened or should have happened differently.  Regret is often rooted in anxiety, disappointment, guilt, remorse, contrition, and

Breaking the Cycle: Stop Suffering From Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) What is the difference between chronic and acute pain? Acute:  Chronic pain: Individuals with chronic pain often end up stuck in the pain cycle.  The pain hurts: we decrease our activity level in response.  This tends to decondition us.  When we reduce capacity we often develop negative emotions

A Trusted Tool for Stress and Mental Illness: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy used for a host of difficulties and mental health disorders. This is the number one therapy treatment recommended by doctors and psychiatrists for anxiety and depression. CBT is also effective for: CBT is based on several core constructs. According to CBT, thoughts are connected to feelings and

Learning to Love Ourselves: Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion Mindfulness has traditionally been described as the awareness that occurs when intentionally acknowledging, in a non-judgmental way, the flow of experience that is occurring in the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 2003). In other words, staying focused on the here and now. Self-compassion is the state of “being open to and moved by one’s own

Insomnia Strikes Again: When Sleep is Elusive

What is insomnia? Insomnia is as condition described by many as stressful, anxiety provoking, and debilitating.  Insomnia is defined as the difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep.  Insomnia impacts an individual by impairing their ability to function during the day and is often associated with daytime fatigue.  Insomnia is categorized as either a chronic or