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Building Safe and Supportive Parent-Child Relationships

In this blog series Edmonton-based family counsellor Adam Sartore, will share ideas and strategies for how to build safe, resilient, and healthy families. In this blog post, Adam illustrates how safety and trust can be formed between the caregiver and child. He also discusses an evidence-based framework for building safe and trusting relationships…

Preparing For Your First Counselling Appointment

You’ve booked in your first appointment for counselling! It is a big step and one that is often followed by the question, what happens next? This blog post is to help you prepare for your first session. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us using the button below.

Mindful Mondays

During the months of April and May this year one of our very own counsellors at Holistic Healing Counselling, Adam Sartore, created a series of mindful exercise videos called Mindful Mondays. In this series Adam lead you through different mindful exercises to help bring you to the present moment, ground you, and notice where you carry stress in…

My Journey

Juanita Marshall is a Canadian Certified Counsellor at Holistic Healing Counselling. They work with adults, teens and couples and have a special interest in counselling first responders and individuals looking to connect with their authentic selves. Juanita shares about their life's journey in this blog. If counselling with Juanita sounds…

EMS Burnout

Emergency medical services (EMS) workers deal with unique work-related stresses that can affect overall mental health and well-being. EMS's daily work life holds significant occupational hazards that can negatively impact an individual’s quality of life and heighten risks for post-traumatic mental health conditions. The effects of…

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a highly researched and effective form of therapy. Whether you are new to therapy or you have worked with a mental health professional in the past, EMDR therapy might help you resolve your past hurt and help you to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. In this blog post,…

Intimacy in Romantic Relationships

In our last blog post on Boundaries in Romantic Relationships, we explored how unmet needs and mismatched boundaries can impact the strength of our intimate relationships. In this blog post, Edmonton-based therapist Selena Arcovio, looks at the role of intimacy, affection, and connection in our relationships. This is the fifth blog post in our…

Boundaries in Romantic Relationships

As we discussed in our last blog post on Boundaries and Communication, being vulnerable, reflecting on our authentic needs, and opening ourselves up to what might happen as a result of setting boundaries can be difficult. This is especially true when it comes to our romantic relationships. Edmonton-based registered provisional psychologist, Selena…

What to Expect When Booking Your Teen in for Counselling

Booking your teen in for a counselling session can be both scary and exciting for all involved! Prior to booking the appointment, you will have already had an open conversation with your teen or them with you about wanting to go to counselling (or they will have talked to you about wanting to go to therapy) and you and your teen will have picked…

Communicating Boundaries

Learning how to communicate with others about boundaries can help us cultivate more fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. This is the third post in our All About Boundaries Series by Edmonton-based registered provisional psychologist, Selena Arcovio. To get caught up, check out the first post exploring what boundaries and the second…

What Happens When Our Boundaries Are Crossed?

Learning about boundaries, our reactions, and how to implement boundaries, can help us to live a more authentic and fulfilling life. This is the second post in our All About Boundaries Series by Edmonton-based therapist, Selena Arcovio. Check out the first post exploring what boundaries are here. This blog post explores boundary violations and…

All About Boundaries - Part 1

The topic of “Boundaries” has become quite popular these days. We often hear that we need to set better boundaries, however many of us feel unsure about what boundaries actually are and how to implement them in our relationships. Over the next few blog posts, Edmonton-based counsellor, Selena Arcovio, helps to unpack this buzzword to…

Going Beyond Rainbow Flags

Pride and support for our LGBTQ2S+ community goes beyond a month. In this blog, Edmonton Based Counsellor, Adam Sartore, explores how we can consciously show up as allies for LGBTQ2S+ folks every day.

5 Ways to Cope with Pandemic Burnout

Recently, Edmonton-based counsellor, Shaheen, had the chance to talk to Sound Sugar Radio, a local radio station, about pandemic burnout and how to cope with it. So what is pandemic burnout and how can you reduce the symptoms of it? Read on to learn more and check out the interview with Sound Sugar Radio here (scroll to the 31-minute mark to tune…

Holistic Healing Counsellor, Shaheen, recognized on Virgin Radio's A Women A Day Edmonton

This week, we are thrilled to share that our counsellor, Shaheen Alarakhia was featured on iheart radio's Women A Day Edmonton. To listen to the segment, click here. You can find the write up on our counsellor, Shaheen Alarakhia, below.

Caregiver Burnout

Research suggests that caregivers can experience burnout similar to health care professionals. If you are a caregiver, one of the ways you can protect yourself is by understanding caregiver burnout as well as knowing risk factors, warning signs and when to seek help. Caregiver burnout often looks like the caregiver disconnecting from the care…

The Caregivers Circle

Caregiving comes with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Currently, caregivers are dealing with reduced supports, both formal and informal due to covid-19 constraints. Constant changes to routines, due to covid-19, may also be an extra stressor. This combination is one that could lead to caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue. In…

SMARTER Goals for Success

According to a study by Strava of over 800 million activities, most people who had new years resolutions will abandon them by January 19th. Although, we don't have to wait until a new year to set goals for ourselves, the way that we set the goals can have a big impact on our ability to achieve them. In fact, research has shown that using the…

Interview with Sound Sugar Radio

2020 has been a year like no other! Overall, people have been under increased pressure with less resources to deal. This had lead to worsening mental health for many Albertans. New ways to cope need to be introduced in order for people to avoid negative long term consequences from the stress they are currently experiencing. Counsellor at Holisitic…

5 Ways to Complete the Stress Cycle

Stress is at an all-time high for many of my clients right now. Some talk about how the coronavirus has taken away social supports, financial stability, and has resulted in health anxiety. Others yet, cite politics. Some talk about the strain on their current relationships due to changes in the way they work and the amount of time they are…

Welcome to Holistic Healing

Welcome to Holistic Healing

Meet our certified therapists, Adam, Selena, Juanita, and Shaheen. No matter what you want to work on, we have a therapist to help. Our Counsellors focus on helping you feel at ease by allowing you to feel heard and understood. By using a holistic, or whole picture approach, our trained Counsellors can help their patients live a happier, more authentic life. Our therapists offer adult counselling, couples counselling, and adolescent/teen counselling. Interested in learning more? Need to book a session? Contact Us here.

 

Live a Happier Life

Counselling doesn’t just have to be for those who have reached a crisis situation. If you want to live a happier life by discussing the issues that are causing you stress, anxiety, or fear, contact Holistic Healing today to book your free initial consultation.

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