Use summer as an excuse to connect with yourself

Summer has arrived, and with warmer temperatures comes more excuses to spend time outside. You may have heard the notion that sunshine and fresh air are great for our overall health and wellbeing, but there is actually some science to … Read the rest

How police can cope with PTSD

It’s National Police Week in Canada, an awareness initiative created to help police connect with their communities and increase awareness about what they do.

Police officers hold one of the most courageous jobs out there, but what’s not talked about as much, is … Read the rest

What it means to hold space for someone

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Sharing your story is an important part of the healing process, and we feel comfortable sharing when we feel safety that the person listening is present and receiving the information well. When we feel vulnerable enough to share, we are looking … Read the rest

How walking in nature eases brain fatigue

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We have already written on our blog prior about how being in nature has amazing healing benefits, but now scientists have discovered that walking among nature can ease brain fatigue too. Just like our bodies, our brains can get tired … Read the rest

How to be Mindful this Christmas Weekend

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Anyone who has suffered a trauma in their life, has more than likely experienced a flashback or moments of re-traumatization. The feeling of re-traumatization is essentially a relapse that jolts your body back into a state of trauma, triggered by … Read the rest

What Aboriginals can teach us about spirituality

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It’s Aboriginal Awareness Week, a reflection on the First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and the cultures at the core of them.

When we speak about the journey of healing from trauma, spirituality plays a big part in the conversation, … Read the rest

When the world seems a painful place, look inside

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A lot of hurt has happened around the world lately: multiple terrorist attacks, media attention on trauma and abuse, it can weigh heavily on a person’s mind.

The reality is, whether we’ve experienced some form of trauma in our … Read the rest

Post-Traumatic Stress vs. Post-Traumatic Growth

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Anyone who has suffered a trauma in their life, has more than likely experienced a flashback or moments of re-traumatization. The feeling of re-traumatization is essentially a relapse that jolts your body back into a state of trauma, triggered by … Read the rest

Have a Merry, Mindful Christmas

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Anyone who has suffered a trauma in their life, has more than likely experienced a flashback or moments of re-traumatization. The feeling of re-traumatization is essentially a relapse that jolts your body back into a state of trauma, triggered by … Read the rest

Stress Response: How Slow Breathing Slows us Down

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When we are in a stressful situation or state of mind, “fight or flight” comes into play as a response. This refers to how our body deals with or avoids what your brain deems as danger. This can happen when … Read the rest