Referrals

Hello! Please review my “Psychotherapy” page before contacting me, in order to see if we might be a good fit. I currently have a limited amount of space for new clients. If you would like a referral, here is a list of colleagues you may want to contact:

Prapti Giri

Sheila Banerjee

Andrea Kwan

Dino Paoletti

If this is an emergency, you might want to contact The Gerstein Centre, a community-based, 24 hour crisis centre.

Here are low-cost therapy options through Toronto Institute of Relational Therapy and Affordable Counselling.

You might also want to check out Jaya Health’s by-donation community clinic.

Check out this low-cost 15 min/day, 40 day online mindfulness program that I like.

What to do when your amygdala hijacks you

Here’s a video that describes what we can do when we need to trick the amygdala back to calm. It’s a video for kids, but I find it helpful for adults too.

Bird feeders, purpose and love

Here’s a quirky and poignant article by Tista Sen, about how a bird feeder brought purpose to her partner’s life, and renewed their long-term relationship. http://nyti.ms/2aHsahq

PEACE: a 5 step mindfulness technique to reduce emotional intensity

I’ve taught this technique for calming to many clients and thought I’d record it here for those who need a refresher.

Stan Tatkin on “Fighting Well”

Watch this 5 minute video, full of good tips about fighting well with our partners. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4758580479001/how-fighting-well-can-strengthen-your-relationship/

Podcast by Tara Brach: on learning to respond instead of reacting

Tara Brach is one of my favourite speakers/teachers on mindfulness. I often listen to her podcasts while cooking or as I relax before bed. This one is about how the brain “flips its lid” when we are triggered or reactive, and how we can learn to slow down, come down and respond more mindfully. She’s smart and kinda funny too.

http://tarabrach.libsyn.com/learning-to-respond-not-react-2015-09-02

Sue Johnson on the 4 Laws of Love

Dr. Sue Johnson is a leader in the field of Emotionally Focussed Therapy. Have a look at what she has to say about attachment, atunement and love.

 

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique

Many of my clients find this technique helpful for anxiety reduction and insomnia. Here’s a demonstration.