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Changing The Ways Couples Respond to Threat and Pain

Arguments about taking out the trash or the dishes are rarely about the trash/dishes when they arise persistently between romantic partners who have fallen out of love or become disillusioned or are in just ongoing crisis and distress. How is it that someone who used to make you so happy not only is no longer […]

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Clearing the Mental Locker

For most students, school is back in full swing with homework piling up, backpacks filling up and desks and lockers accumulating forgotten objects. Do you know some teens who could use some help in managing their mental lockers? Leading Edge presenter Gina Biegel has some practical tips and great worksheets for you in this article. […]

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The chicken and the egg

Which comes first? Good sex or good relationship? Traditionally, couples therapy goes for fixing the relationship first through talk therapy and assumes that once the relationship has improved, the sex will sort itself out. But upcoming Fall 2018 speaker Esther Perel observes: “I worked with so many couples that improved dramatically in the kitchen, and […]

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Don’t Stop Believing!

If relationships are starting to feel like a confusing and emotionally exhausting rollercoaster, Sue Johnson has some news to share with you. Based on her extensive work with couples in crisis, Sue offers a map to help shift out of endless negotiating, bargaining and bickering into more mutually supportive and connected relationships. Click here or […]

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Sue Johnson Tells It Like It Is

In a world where couples regularly have dinner together and yet constantly check their cell phones, it’s easy to think that we have lost our way when it comes to love and connection. In the second of three videos, EFT founder and bestselling author of Hold Me Tight Sue Johnson tells us what is at […]

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Mental Health Now a Part of Health Education in Schools

Mental Health Now a Part of Health Education in Schools… in New York State. According to this article, as of this July, New York state schools will now include mental health as a part of health education classes. Apart from promoting awareness of common conditions like depression and anxiety, the curriculum will also emphasize helping […]

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Helping Teens Handle Stress

Anxiety is quickly becoming the common cold of mental illnesses that affect teens and young adults. Understandably many parents do all they can to diminish stress in their children’s lives. But as this New York Times article indicates, stress has an important role in the development of teenagers. Learn how to help teens transform their […]

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Not so happily ever after?

If online dating has left you feeling jaded, if married life is turning out to be not so happily ever after after all, come and spend an evening with Sue Johnson, relationship guru, best-selling author of Hold Me Tight, and the founder of one of the most empirically supported couples therapy method: Emotionally Focused Therapy. […]

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How do stop your partner from cheating?

With her characteristic insight, Fall 2018 speaker Esther Perel breaks down the context of affairs and opens a way forward for those who have been cheated on and yet want to stay on in the relationship. Click here or below to watch the video. Spend a day with Esther Perel in Toronto on October 26! […]

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Clinical Applications of Cannabis: Prescribed Opioids vs Cannabis

According to StatsCan, an estimated 43% of Canadians have tried marijuana, 33.5% have used it more than once and at least 10% of Canadians have used it in the past year. Despite this widespread exposure, cannabis use is still associated with much stigma and plain outright misinformation. In this video discussing client concerns about potential […]