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Understanding your pre-teen

by Shannon Burton, MSW RSWRegistered Paediatric Social Worker What is a “Tween”? What age is pre-teen? Pre-adolescence, often referred to as the “tween” years (defined loosely as the years between eight or nine to twelve) is a time of major shifts in your child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, […]

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The Importance of Self Compassion

by Kim Tanzer, MSW RSWRegistered Social Worker What is the mindful path to practicing Self Compassion? For many of us it is much easier to be compassionate towards others. We tend not to treat ourselves with the same kindness. I had a client who told me, “if […]

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Getting Help During a Global Pandemic – Mens Therapy

When it comes to men getting help there is good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news first. Men are not always eager to seek help. Based on my experiences growing up, and on my work as a mental health therapist, I can recall […]

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Shop Local in Bloor West Village

You may have noticed we’re pretty proud to be part of our little pocket of Toronto, in the heart of Bloor West Village.  Our founder Sarah Nottingham, began her Massage Therapy practice here in 2006.  Bloor West, like many unique Toronto neighbourhoods gains its vibrancy from the […]

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Mindfulness for the Holidays

As lovely as the holidays can be, they can also be an emotional roller coaster. Finding a sense of calm with mindfulness during the holidays can help those feeling stressed. Feelings such as loneliness, isolation (especially this year with the pandemic) and the anticipation of intense family […]

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Finding Mindfulness During the holidays

Holiday Season Tips The holidays are not always full of joy and mistletoe. For some, it can be a reminder of loss, and the grief that accompanies it. For others, it can be stressful, as we encounter similar (and sometimes) dysfunctional patterns of interacting and communicating with […]

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Preparing for labour with BirthFit

BirthFit consists of integrating four main principles to help support you through your pregnancy: Fitness, Nutrition, Mindset, and Connection. The Fitness component uses functional progression exercises, motor patterns, and breathing to help women through their pregnancy journey, labour, and postpartum stage. BirthFit isn’t just for athletes who […]

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Choosing a Child Therapist in Private Practice

Why might a family see a Registered Social Worker in private practice for their child? There are a number of reasons why a parent may choose to see a therapist for their child? They may have experienced a new change in their behaviour, received a new diagnosis, […]

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Mindfulness Meditation

Join Kim Tanzer for Mindfulness 101, an interactive workshop for beginners on learning Mindfulness. Kim will guide you through a selection of mindfulness practices and answer questions you might have about the practice. As well as providing tools that you can apply to your everyday lives in […]

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Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)? DBT is a type of therapy that assists in providing support for two elements at once, hence the word dialectical. It combines the core principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works to use thinking to change feelings whereas Mindfulness provides the […]

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