Counselling

How Long Does Therapy Take?

By Angela Cara | December 11, 2020

In my experience, people often say that they feel at least a little bit lighter even after the first session. As everyone will have different intentions for the work, you will not be limited by any number of sessions.  Most clients attend weekly sessions ongoingly until they have integrated the shifts they receive in session…

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Taking a Walk on the Dark Side: an article by Bruce Tobin

By Angela Cara | December 4, 2020

For those interested in the Psychedelics in Psychotherapy movement, I’d like to share with you my friend & teacher Dr. Bruce Tobin’s paper about how it could be the greatest enthusiasts for psychedelics, not skeptics, that get in the way of the success of Psychedelic Renaissance 2.0: “Research to date shows that many patients require…

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Am I a Culturally Competent Therapist?

By Angela Cara | December 4, 2020

Apparently therapists rate themselves higher than their clients rate them when it comes to cultural competence. I’ve done lots of therapy training focused on sociocultural awareness and the importance of social advocacy. But I think that how we hold ourselves in the work shows immediately in how we honour the relationships that are forming and…

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Beginning the Journey of Undoing Racism

By Angela Cara | November 24, 2020

In Episode 16 I speak with Emmy Chahal, an international yoga teacher, intuitive healer and workshop facilitator, asking her how she might explain systemic racism. Emmy is passionate about the topic of dismantling colonialism and identifying radicalized trauma so I am excited I got her on Shakti Stories to talk about this, as it’s a…

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How to Choose a Therapist

By Angela Cara | November 15, 2020

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…

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Ep.6 I Hold The Universe Within Me: Exploring dreams and nightmares with Dr. Leslie Ellis

By Angela Cara | October 22, 2019

Help with How to Heal from “Bad” Dreams with the Author of “A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy” Are you a therapist or someone interested in working with dreams? Do you want to know where to start with your own dreams or what to ask another to help the dreamer gain insight and forward direction?…

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