Experience a Sense of Well-Being and Happiness
During times of chaos and unpredictable outcomes, it is common to feel worried, sad, helpless, and fearful. Nearly everyone is feeling many of these emotions at this time. Counselling provides reason, calmness, and a sense of optimism and strength which allows happiness to return. Persons with a history of negative experiences often need to ‘rescript’ what they say to themselves so that they can be encouraged rather than further put down.
Using psychological therapy to increase our performance in work, sports, and other areas of achievements is remarkably effective. Developing positive belief systems to support change in our personal lives creates dramatic changes. Experiencing a sense of well-being and happiness is the foundation of all psychological therapy.
COVID-19 Related Therapy
During the pandemic up to today, stress levels have increased substantially for the entire population. The impact that this stress has on our health may have included the following:
- Heart attacks; Strokes; HTN
- COPD, asthma flares
- Kidney disease
- Poor oral health
- Infections: Decreased vaccination, Immune Dysregulation
- Poor perinatal and birth outcomes
- Depression, anxiety
- Substance use
- Interpersonal violence: child abuse, neglect, IPV, elder abuse
Counselling for individuals, couples or as a family has never been so important!
I offer a 6-step approach to reducing stress and the accompanying effects that are listed above. We will address self-isolation; reduced desire to interact socially; reduced enthusiasm regarding learning and school activities; disrupted sleep; physical fatigue; diminished or extremely increased appetites; nightmares and disturbing dreams; and fears and attachment anxieties. For a free consultation to discuss your personal concerns caused by COVID-19, please contact my office.
Weight-loss can be difficult if we don’t understand the reasons behind the undesirable weight-gain or loss. Altering our beliefs and strengthening our confidence can provide immediate results. Weight gain can be healthy under certain circumstances; however, unhealthy weight gain can put added strain on the heart, leading to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also cause joint pain and difficulty with mobility, as well as increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. Mentally, weight gain can harm self-esteem and lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is important to maintain a healthy weight through exercise and balanced nutrition in order to avoid these potential consequences.
With the help of a trained counselor, individuals can learn strategies for healthy weight management, including nutrition education and behavior modification. Counselling sessions may also address underlying psychological factors that contribute to weight gain, such as emotional eating or lack of motivation.
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About Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder characterized by weight loss and a distorted body image, often leading to severe malnutrition. People with anorexia may restrict their food intake or engage in excessive exercise and calorie counting. This weight control behavior often becomes increasingly compulsive and rigid, consuming the individual’s thoughts and behaviors. While weight loss may initially be praised and reinforced by others, it can quickly become dangerously unhealthy. Treatment for anorexia typically includes weight counselling, psychological therapy, medical supervision, and nutrition education. When seeking help for an eating disorder, it is important to consult professionals trained in treating these complex conditions. Left untreated, anorexia nervosa can lead to serious medical complications and even death. With appropriate support and treatment, individuals can recover from anorexia and gain healthier perspectives on weight management.
When you’re ready, we’re here for you
To book an appointment or to talk to Leora with any questions you may have, please call the numbers below, or let us know via our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you!