in the news: The Mental Health Services Protection Act introduced in Legislature

The Mental Health Services Protection Act was introduced in the Alberta Legislature yesterday. If passed, it will create a new college of Counselling Therapy and set standards for Counselling Therapists, Addiction Counsellors and Child and Youth Care Counsellors.

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in the news: Business tough on mental health

“Our identities are often what help us determine our career paths,” said Lori Tiemer, registered psychologist at Rivers Edge Counselling Centre. “When our careers (and) jobs are in line with our identities – so our interests, our abilities, personality, values – people often do have a greater sense of job satisfaction.”

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Is Stress Your Friend?

Is stress your friend? This seems like a crazy question to those of us who have spent our lives (and careers) talking about the detrimental effects of stress on our emotional, mental and psychical well-being. But Psychologist Kelly McGonigal points to new research that suggests stress is only detrimental to your health if you believe it to be so. This challenges decades of research and public opinion that slates stress as our enemy.

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Art Therapy - A Way Through Grieving for Children

Written By Lisa Hardy

Of all the time I have ever spent, working and playing with children is by far the most satisfying and important. To be a positive part of a child’s life can change the trajectory of that life, for the benefit of the planet. Lofty ideas? Maybe, but the more time I spend with kids the more I come to know that the veil between this physical world and the very real world of the imaginal and ethereal is thinner. 

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