Referrals

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

Nadia Saad

Sheila Banerjee

Andrea Kwan

Silvana Bazet

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.

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

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique

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

Understanding infidelity

Esther Perel speaks eloquently about the meaning of cheating and the ways couples can repair and recover from it.

Apps for wellness

For most of us, our smart phones are like second brains. Why not use them to help us calm? Here is a list of apps to help with anxiety, PTSD and finding acupressure points and AA meetings. Many of them are free.smartphone