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Am I a Culturally Competent Therapist? You Tell Me!

Apparently therapists rate themselves higher than their clients rate them when it comes to cultural competence. So here's the deal ... I did my Therapist training at the Alder School which focused a lot on sociocultural awareness and the importance ...
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How to Choose a Therapist

When I entered therapy training in 2007 I had never seen a therapist! People in my program would ask "So common, what's your trauma? You must have something!" The truth is that we all have many somethings, but at the ...
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What is The Felt Sense?

"The Felt Sense is a special kind of internal bodily awareness … a body-sense of meaning" (Eugene Gendlin, 1981). The Felt Sense has been used by various somatic psychologies to the point that I've noticed some people use it now ...
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Turn On is Medicine. But What if Your Partner is Driving You Bananas?

4 Steps to Deal with Intense Emotions Toward Your Intimate Partner In the last Shakti Story with Blaire, I asked her any tips she would give to anyone who isn't feeling sexy or attracted to their intimate partner right now. ...
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The Power of Inner Work

At times of desperation, working with imagination can help us to center ourselves and hold our vision for how things could be. Here is a practice inviting the felt sense of support to the area of our chest and heart. ...
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$60 Counselling!

For anyone who may be financially struggling right now and would like some counselling support, I’ve got a lovely, dedicated, caring student named Carmen who is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling that I will be supervising in my practice ...
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Introducing Focusing-oriented Therapy

I created a video to share a little bit about Focusing-oriented Therapy and touch on why it might be helpful at this time and guide a short practice. I believe that working in the implicit, subtle realms is so important ...
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Your Therapist’s Training

In my own experience therapist-client fit is more of an alchemy than about trainings, titles or labels, but since I've got all the bells and whistles required for a Registered Clinical Counsellor and beyond, I am listing that here as ...
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Am I a Culturally Competent Therapist? You Tell Me!

Apparently therapists rate themselves higher than their clients rate them when it comes to cultural competence. So here's the deal ... I did my Therapist training at the Alder School which focused a lot on sociocultural awareness and the importance of social advocacy. I see myself as a life-long learner. I'd love to think of myself as having cultural humility. I am also of Northern ...
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How to Choose a Therapist

When I entered therapy training in 2007 I had never seen a therapist! People in my program would ask "So common, what's your trauma? You must have something!" The truth is that we all have many somethings, but at the point in which I entered grad school I really didn't identify in any way with "trauma". That's why I tell people that you don't have ...
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What is The Felt Sense?

"The Felt Sense is a special kind of internal bodily awareness … a body-sense of meaning" (Eugene Gendlin, 1981). The Felt Sense has been used by various somatic psychologies to the point that I've noticed some people use it now without any reference at all to the person whose life work it was to name it. After spending many years as a Philosopher at the ...
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Turn On is Medicine. But What if Your Partner is Driving You Bananas?

4 Steps to Deal with Intense Emotions Toward Your Intimate Partner In the last Shakti Story with Blaire, I asked her any tips she would give to anyone who isn't feeling sexy or attracted to their intimate partner right now. I loved her point about how you just can't force it. She recommends to spend some time to yourself, play your favourite song, move your ...
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The Power of Inner Work

At times of desperation, working with imagination can help us to center ourselves and hold our vision for how things could be. Here is a practice inviting the felt sense of support to the area of our chest and heart. I hope it is helpful. I really believe it’s even more imperative that we need to make time for the inner work when things feel ...
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$60 Counselling!

For anyone who may be financially struggling right now and would like some counselling support, I’ve got a lovely, dedicated, caring student named Carmen who is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling that I will be supervising in my practice from now through the Fall.  She’ll be doing 50 min Zoom or phone sessions for $60! Here’s what Carmen wrote to describe her experience: My ...
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