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By Bernie Dunning, retired Marriage and Family Therapist At one time in our history a family was defined and assumed to be mother, father and children. There were some exceptions. There were rich people who had nannies to take care … Continue reading
Island Integrated Counselling’s Annual General Meeting Don’t miss a free evening of refreshments, live entertainment, and an engaging speaker! Wednesday June 28, 6 p.m. at the Kin Hut at Departure Bay (2730 Departure Bay Rd); enter from the water-side Live … Continue reading
‘Christmas’ is supposed to be a great time of the year. For many, especially afterwards, it is anything but. In this Shaw TV interview our co-Executive Director, Ian Gartshore, is asked about this and what people can do about it. … Continue reading
Other very insightful articles on this website outline how women can become abused by men. This is (by far) not the only time partners are abused! Men are also abused by women, and gay couples can abuse each other. When … Continue reading
There are many forms of violence one can talk about. There is violence toward children on the part of adults, which includes sexual abuse. There is also violence toward women and men in the work place. Here I would like … Continue reading
Click here for the slides presented for a seminar given by Renee Bueckert October 20, 2016 on how to reduce anxiety. Some take-aways: Anxiety doesn’t have to run (ruin!) one’s life. It can be alerting us about something that needs … Continue reading
All of us suffer from shame at times, but it turns up as embarrassment, anger, anxiety, fear, distancing, arguing, convincing, pleading, addictions, eating disorders, suicidal wishes, and much more! Most relationship problems are rooted in shame (communication problems are merely … Continue reading
In this free one-hour seminar Bernie Dunning, a highly experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, will offer many practical tips on how to improve your (or others) efforts to blend families. Date: Thursday October 27, 2016 Time: Arrive between 5 and … Continue reading
Are you tired of experiencing anxiety, or know of someone who suffers from it? In this free one hour seminar Renée Bueckert will reveal practical steps to turn this ‘pest’ into a resource! Date: Thursday October 20, 2016 Time: Arrive … Continue reading