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Category Archives: Articles
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
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
Ending Dyslexia is a free seminar led by Marlene Lewis of Victoria. Marlene is committed to ending dyslexia. While her presentation will be of particular interest to parents of dyslexic children it will be useful for all. About Marlene: Marlene … Continue reading
Do you sometimes feel like pulling your hair out because you’re frustrated and/or angry? Would you like to learn how to turn this into a positive forward-moving courageous change in your life that actually improves your relationships? The next Frustrated … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that Brandi Nielsen (BSW, MSW, RSW) will be joining us this year as an intern with our eating disorders program! Brandi has been a Registered Social Worker in Alberta and British Columbia since 1999. She completed … Continue reading
By Bernie Dunning, MA There are individuals who feel frustrated about their life because despite believing they are always doing the right thing, they keep on failing. They can’t maintain close relationships and/or they fail at their parenting efforts. Tragically … Continue reading