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The core skills of DBT

She’s baaaaaaaack! DBT expert clinician Sheri Van Dijk returns with her signature workshops  Calming the Emotional Storm: Helping Clients Manage Their Emotions with DBT (May 9 – 10) and DBT: Beyond the Basics (May 11). What’s all the fuss? Why do we keep inviting her back and why do audiences want to know about DBT? […]

Why is self-compassion so hard?

“Self-Compassion sounds like a good thing until we practice applying it.” Does this ring true for anyone? Why is self-compassion so difficult for so many people? Spring 2019 Presenter Deirdre Fay answers: People are hesitant or resistant to self-compassion because we’re afraid of two things. One, it won’t work or make a difference, so Why […]

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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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Changing Your Genes

In the second video of our John Arden series, John introduces the fascinating and compelling subject of how daily self-care behaviour can influence epigenetics, the mechanisms through which some genes are expressed and others are suppressed! Click here for more or watch below:

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Translating Meaning Into Life: A Taoist Parable, by Alan Briskin

It may be helpful for therapists to think of themselves as gardeners of synchronicity. One of my mentors, Dr. Milton Erickson spoke of encouraging clients to go out and see the world, and be open to experiences and “accidents” which their own consciousness’ could integrate as new ways of learning and dealing with difficulties. As well, this article stresses […]