How to cope with the trauma of Humboldt

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Throughout Canada and around the world this week, we have felt deep sadness and loss following the tragic accident in Saskatchewan that saw 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team lose their lives.

While 15 people … Read the rest

The Importance of Recognizing How Far We’ve Come


It’s a new year, and many of us are filled with that motivational pull to make big changes. But change can be a scary thing. Even if we are unhappy or unsure of something in our lives, we may still feel … Read the rest

How to be Mindful this Christmas


Anyone who has suffered 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 something … Read the rest

How to Reduce PTSD and Trauma Stress at the Holidays


After trauma, other people (and ourselves) may sometimes have unrealistic expectations of how long that trauma will continue to resurface. With additional social invitations and an influx of people around, the holidays can be particularly difficult for those of us … Read the rest

Tackling the ‘Stress’ in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder



Today is Stress Awareness Day, a time for reflecting and learning about a seemingly everyday thing that can be very damaging to the body. People who suffer a trauma, can be at an increased risk of stress-related issues, if … Read the rest

Why shame has no place in healing


Shame and guilt are painful feelings that surround the minds of many people who have experienced trauma, and it can have a seemingly tight grip on our lives and our healing.

But shame and guilt are profoundly different, and understanding … Read the rest

Why you should write about your trauma


When someone experiences something traumatic, whether first-hand or by witnessing, they can develop stress reactions or develop PTSD. Symptoms of trauma can range from flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, detachment to disorders like depression, addiction or other mental health issues.

There is … Read the rest

When the world seems a painful place, look inside



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