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Boundary setting

How To Set A Boundary

What is a boundary? A boundary is an expression of what I want, and what I don’t want. One of the trickiest aspects of setting a boundary is figuring out what we, ourselves, want or don’t want. There are three habits that can make this difficult: Many of us have been conditioned to... Continue Reading
Internal Family Systems

New Psychotherapy Offering: Internal Family Systems therapy

Do these people sound like anyone you know? Margot complains that she’s only attracted to men who are bad for her. Susan can’t stop herself from yelling at her kids. Kim can’t control her eating. Roger’s mind goes blank every time his boss walks in. Bob swears he’s... Continue Reading

3 Relationship Tips you can Use with Anyone

There is tons of great advice and tips on how to improve the relationship with your significant other, and while they are great to use with them, these can also be applied to just about anyone you come into contact with – including friends, coworkers and strangers. Here’s 3 tips you can use... Continue Reading

How to Apologize

An apology is the most effective way to repair a rupture in close relationships. In attachment theory, a rupture occurs when we feel disconnected from our loved ones. A feeling of disconnection can result from something simple, like our loved one not answering a question we ask. Being ignored... Continue Reading

Embrace the Process

We’re into the beginning of February, and it’s a great time to check in on everyone and their New Year’s resolutions. Regardless if you are knocking it out of the park, or your resolution hasn’t gone any farther than the words you whispered to yourself with the hope of a fresh slate for the... Continue Reading

Listening Partnerships: An Answer to Parenting Stress

Our mental health and our physical health are interconnected. The Naturmend team includes two mental health clinicians because we recognize the importance of the body-mind connection. Today we present a way to decrease the mental stress of parenting. Parenting is hard! Do you ever feel like a... Continue Reading

Eating for the Chakras: Nourishing your Root Chakra

Welcome to my chakra series! Over the next few months, we will be diving in to each of the separate chakra points and discussing how to nourish these powerful energy centrs through food and mindful action. This is such an important concept and I often see people in my practice who have deep chakra... Continue Reading

Calling out the Voldemort in Your Life: The Power of Naming Your Fears

I’ve just started reading Harry Potter — yes for the first time. Even though I’ve only just finished the second book (no spoilers please), I’ve already pulled out a few metaphors which I think can be really useful in life. In the first book, I noticed the absolute fear of mentioning... Continue Reading

My 4 Favourite Words

Have you ever felt like somebody was telling you something that happened to them, you were just checking in on how they were, and they told you a kind of crappy story? Did it feel like you needed to fix their problem? Truth be told, they probably don’t need you to fix their problem and likely... Continue Reading

Advocating for Yourself

Not feeling the best is extraordinarily taxing – mentally and emotionally. Whether you are diagnosed with something specific or are or on the hunt for answers to a problem, feeling unwell is a huge stressor. Having to shuttle yourself to appointments, connect with different professionals and... Continue Reading