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About Admin-Blog-SJT

Paul is a Family Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Reiki Master with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology who has been working with clients in Peterborough Ontario and surrounding area since the late 1990s. Over the years he has been involved in family & individual counselling and has received training in diverse and esoteric practices such as Hypnosis, Shamanic Journeying, Remote Viewing, Reiki, Philosophy, Integral Theory, and Spirituality, to name a few.

Nova Scotia First Responders

In Nova Scotia first responders get a helping hand if they have been challenged by PTSD. Responder with PTSD diagnosis received on or after Oct. 26, 2013, can refile a claim even if they were denied benefits in the past.

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University of Toronto Mental Health

University of Toronto to vote on controversial mental health absence policy. Universities struggle to acknowledge and support the mental health of their students. How can they provide barrier free access and yet ensure the safety and learning objectives of the … Continue reading

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Student-led mental health initiatives

Perhaps not so surprising but Mental Health issues have a profound effect on the performance of students at school. Late night panic attacks, depression, stress, and anxiety are among the top issues. Student-led mental health initiatives shifting how schools provide supports … Continue reading

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Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to fund cannabis research

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is planning to spend $10 million over five years to research the positive and negative impacts of cannabis on mental health. This is all happening now, two or three months before the legalization of … Continue reading

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing … Continue reading

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What about Canada? (UK’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Australia’s Better Access)

“Equitable access to psychotherapy is a striking gap in Canada,” says Bartram. Allied mental health professionals, such as clinical psychologists, social workers and psychotherapists, are excluded from provincial and territorial health insurance plans. Over 12 million Canadians without access to … Continue reading

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Brain Builders

This is a great video (4 minutes) that explains how to influence child brain development in a positive way. Each time a child is stressed through TOXIC stress it makes the balanced brain development of a child more difficult. This … Continue reading

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Panic attacks and anxiety

Panic attacks and anxiety can be very confusing when they happen. We often feel frustrated because parts of our life become closed off from us, we fear things that are actually safe, we avoid things we used to love and … Continue reading

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Medical Trauma PTSD and Suffering

Symptoms such as foggy thinking, high startle response, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, fast heart rate, and shallow berating can show up after medical interventions for yourself or loved ones. With all good intentions our medical system strives … Continue reading

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Eliminating Seclusion and Restraints from the Healthcare System

This has been a practice for many years and it causes deep and lasting trauma to the patients as well as the mental health practitioners inflicting such treatment. Sheryl Pedersen, a member of the MHCC Advisory Council and a mental … Continue reading

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