Emotional Regulation

Are We Hiding Our Fear of the Coronavirus By Being Extra Productive?

We’ve all seen the social media posts about people clearing the stores out of essential items – toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bread, milk…  COVID-19 has spun our society into a panic overnight, for understandable reasons. To say this that this very same panic isn’t also affecting business decisions would be

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Corporate Wellness

5 Tips to Set Yourself Free from Shame at Work

People use shame in all sorts of different situations as a way to manipulate others into doing or feeling something that they want you to do or feel.  Shame is a silent and powerful manipulator.  Many times, we don’t even realize that shame is silently controlling how we are reacting

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Emotional Regulation

The Integrated Brain State: Balancing Thoughts and Feelings

Have you ever had a moment when you were entirely consumed by your emotions, unable to think rationally about a problem you were having? When our emotions reach a certain intensity, they can flood our system entirely, making it difficult for the frontal lobe to do its job of regulating

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Boundaries

What to Do When Someone Is Mad at You?

Have you ever had the experience of telling someone that you couldn’t do something, only to have them become mad at you, or disappointed with you?  Did you stand tall with the boundary you had set?  Or did you find yourself back pedalling in an attempt to make amends?  Or

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Emotional Regulation

When to Listen to Fear… and When to Let It Go

We are camping at Algonquin Provincial Park this week, as part of our 25 day, 6 provincial park summer holiday. Today, my 6 and 7 year old convinced us that they could do an almost 8km hike marked as difficult, due to the incline. I was hesitant, fearing that we

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