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Affirmations: What Are They and How Do They Work?
News Posted On Feb 15, 2022

Affirmations: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Your thoughts play a big part in your overall wellness. Affirmations can be an easy way to improve your mindset. When you are feeling unwell, you might end up falling down into a negative thinking pattern and holding yourself back. Read on to see some…

Healthy Habits: 8 Good Habits to Have in Life
News Posted On Feb 01, 2022

Healthy Habits: 8 Good Habits to Have in Life

Good habits benefit our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. These are the habits that get you closer to living your best life. Good habits help you become more productive and energetic. These habits help us move forward. If you are unsure…

3 Fun Snowy Day Projects for Children
News Posted On Feb 01, 2022

3 Fun Snowy Day Projects for Children

While children love nothing more than playing outside on a bright and sunny day, this always isn’t possible. Something like a boatload of snow or rain can ruin the plans of your children and force them to stay inside where it is warm and dry. However,…

Raising an Encouraged Child
News Posted On Jan 18, 2022

Raising an Encouraged Child

An encouraged child has the courage to try, learn from mistakes, and be comfortable with others and themselves. This sense of hope and confidence will be with the child as they approach life and its frustrations. Misbehaviour decreases because the child…

How to Enjoy Long Winters
News Posted On Jan 14, 2022

How to Enjoy Long Winters

Every season has its own joys and challenges. During the summer, the joys can be camping, hiking, and swimming in a lake. The challenges are mosquitoes, and on some days, unbearable heat. In the winter, the joys can be hot chocolates and snuggling in…

Chad and Tracy's Story
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

Chad and Tracy's Story

One day, Chad and Tracy received an unexpected call from The Family Centre. They learned that their daughter’s two children were in foster care due to abuse and neglect. Their grandchildren had been in care for six months. Alyssa, a Kinship Support…

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time

If you’re like me, you can feel overwhelmed when you set a long-term goal. It might be so far away it seems impossible to reach. Long-term goals can feel too hard to do, especially if you have tried before. It's like being stuck on one side of a huge…

Blake’s story
News Posted On Dec 28, 2021

Blake’s story

The strong rapport between Blake, Nick, and David is so obvious from the moment you meet them, that it is surprising to learn that they recently celebrated only their one-year anniversary as a family. Blake’s dream of having two dads will soon be official…

Holidays and Grief
News Posted On Dec 12, 2021

Holidays and Grief

Christmas and other holidays may be times of joy and celebration; an occasion to reunite with loved ones and to share traditions and good times...for some people. However, there are situations that can make this season extremely hard for other people.…

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

Winter Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder

Is your mood and energy so low this time of year that you think you could have winter blues or seasonal affective disorder? Read on to learn about the difference between the two, the symptoms, and coping strategies.   What is the difference between…

How to Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Strong Boundaries
News Posted On Dec 01, 2021

How to Reduce Holiday Stress by Setting Strong Boundaries

Close your eyes for a second. Now, think of the phrase “holiday season.” What comes to mind? Is it positive or negative? Do you feel excited or stressed? Although holidays can be very uplifting for some of us, not all may feel the same way. Read…

Lacey's Story
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Lacey's Story

At a young age, Lacey experienced complex trauma. She handled this trauma with aggression and explosive outbursts. "I was going through a lot of hard times, and I was just really immature just because I went through a lot of stuff growing up, and I had…

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Mental Health Check-In Worksheet

The state of our mental well-being affects how we feel, act, and relate to others. It's important to know that our mental health can fluctuate due to daily struggles or challenges, especially when a problem exceeds our coping capabilities. By checking…

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Two New Locations at Drop-In Single Session Counselling Edmonton

What are the two new locations? We have two new locations at our Drop-In Single Session Counselling!  “We are glad to be able to partner with these two organizations and expand our DISSC services to these new locations,” says Elsie Lobo, Manager,…

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters
News Posted On Nov 01, 2021

Movember: Why Men’s Mental Health Matters

In 2003, 30 men in Australia raised money for prostate cancer research by charging $10 to grow a mustache. Movember was born, and by 2006, the movement had funding to focus on men's health, including mental health. Awareness of men's mental health has…

Feedback on our Services
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Feedback on our Services

It is important for us to know that we are helping people to move forward in positive ways, no matter what challenges they are dealing with. That’s why we ask for feedback to evaluate if our services make a positive impact. Here are some of our findings:…

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

What to Expect at Your First Counselling Session

"I am nervous, anxious, and scared to attend a therapy session. I am afraid to open up. What do I even say? Do I start the conversation?" "What if people judge me for going to therapy. People might think I am weak." "I'm terrified to feel my feelings.…

Building Positive Communications in your Relationship
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Building Positive Communications in your Relationship

Are you and your partner arguing more? Do you feel unappreciated for the things you do in the relationship? Are you constantly feeling like you need to defend yourself? Do you both withdraw and refuse to talk? You’re not alone. Many couples struggle…

Aminata's Story
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Aminata's Story

“It’s all about love,” believes Aminata. Love and culture - the driving forces that put Aminata’s two grandchildren into her care. “We have a parable that we say in our language, "There is no bad bush to put your kid away because of their bad…

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

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