AskForHelpToday.ca is a free, referral service offered by the Ontario Psychological Association that helps people looking for services provided by registered psychologists and psychological associates working in the private sector in Ontario to find them. Primary care providers such as physicians can also refer patients to this psychologist-and-psychological associate-matching-service using their electronic medical record platform (see news release here).
BounceBack is a free guided self-help program grounded in cognitive-behavioural therapy that is currently available for individuals living in Ontario who are ages 15 and older, have a valid health card number, and who are experiencing mild to moderate levels of depression, with or without anxiety. The program offers two forms of help: (1) online videos a participant can watch at any time, (2) telephone coaching and workbooks. Clients can self-refer or be referred by their primary care provider.
The upcoming open group sessions I am offering provide clients with the opportunity to regularly nourish the seeds of mindfulness and self-compassion they are growing via guided, structured practice in a safe, group therapy environment, as well as providing the opportunity to have some time for connection with others and for self-reflection. Read more ›
Self-compassion is approaching ourselves, our inner experience with spaciousness, with the quality of allowing which has a quality of gentleness. Instead of our usual tendency to want to get over something, to fix it, to make it go away, the path of compassion is totally different. Compassion allows. —Robert Gonzales
Although this post will end up in the middle of posts that have gone before and posts that will come after, I am writing to say that the best sources for information about some of the particulars of my work in private practice (e.g., office address and the specific services I provide) are (1) me (asking me) and (2) my website. Read more ›
Here we have a photo of part of a room that usually serves a few different functions at my office, one of which is as a space for group programs. The photo was taken yesterday. It doesn’t really look to be in any shape to function as a room for groups just at the moment, does it? Here enters the reason I need to modify my previous announcement and plan, which was for the next mindful compassion group program begin next week. Read more ›