All tagged Resilience
One of my favourite things about being a counsellor is working with folks who have never been to counselling before. I am always so jazzed (and in awe) that people take such a big leap of faith and make it into the office. I know from experience that it can be terrifying and terribly vulnerable to step into a room with a stranger and tell them about what’s going on. So how do you get ready for that?
The next stage of your menstrual cycle is your follicular phase, which actually starts at day 1 of your period. At the beginning of the follicular phase, your brain releases a hormone called FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), which stimulates your ovaries to produce about 5-20 follicles.
Many women have expressed that they feel like it’s difficult to merely exist right now- because we’re being bombarded by stories of sexual assault and harassment on an almost daily basis.
Instead of going into how horrific this all is for a zillion reasons, I’ve decided to create a list of ideas on how to exist right now.
Recently I met with a doctor who gave me a list of pretty usual self-care recommendations: try a mindfulness app, eat your veggies, try to avoid stress. She ended it with, "And 30 minutes of exercise a day - that's a prescription, not a suggestion."
Introducing our new blog post series called "Get to Know Your Counsellor" - where we'll feature each counsellor answering questions in an authentic and vulnerable way so you can 1) get to know us better and 2) feel even more safe/comfortable when you come in for counselling.
When clients first come to Peak Resilience, they often comment on our space. We get reactions such as "wow, this is so nice" or "I feel so relaxed". We thought we would explain the rationale behind putting a lot of thought and love into our space...
Resilience is usually defined as someone's "ability to function after adversity". But many people forget that everyone has different "abilities to function". So what does resilience look like for people with disabilities?
The challenges of bouncing back from lasting change.
A round-up of our 2016 Resilience Report songs for your listening pleasure.