Counselling and coaching are traditionally talk therapies. Sessions are available online through our secure, encrypted web-based platform for counselling. Whether we meet you online or in person, you bring a whole self to therapy: mind, body, spirit. Using an integrated approach, we draw on a number of psychotherapeutic and coaching talk-based techniques to use the approach that best fits you. If suitable, we can also incorporate out-of-the-box modalities that get your creative brain, body, and spiritual-emotional self moving too. These could include your physical activity, time in nature, creative expression, therapeutic animal experience, or drawing on your spiritual practice. On peut vous aider en français aussi! Whatever your struggle, we are there to support you through it. You can flourish and enjoy your life. There is no shame in struggling psychologically or emotionally. Chronic mental illness affects 1/5 Canadians. Half of all adults over the age of 40, and 1/3 Canadians will go through some form of mental health setback, usually due to life circumstances. The majority are simply stressed and overwhelmed. There is no shame in being human. 'Living smart' means getting the help you need. Managing and maintaining mental and physical health is living smart and living well. Move Your Mind counselling and coaching is about helping you tap into your physical, mental, social and spiritual resources so that you can get through this. You can thrive and flourish, and you are not alone.
There is hope. Health is a dynamic state. That means it goes up and down, and can be influenced strongly by the environment around you, and life circumstances. Your brain is 'plastic', which means you have hope. Science today shows that your mind is not stuck: new brain cells and new connections can be formed even later in life, which means that there is always hope.
You can be resilient and grow forward. It's not a sign of weakness to take steps that promote mental and physical health, even when others don't seem to need to do so. Public Health statements refer to our society as pathogenic: urbanization, stress, individualism leading to loneliness, lack of access to green environment and social support on a large systemic scale mean that many people are made ill. Many struggle because of factors outside your control. However, you are not helpless. It's not your job to be anyone you are not. It's your responsibility to reach out for what you need to be YOU. You're trying to live. You want to thrive. You have people and goals you care about. You can live a satisfying and meaningful life.
The body, mind, and soul are connected. How you think changes how you move, live, experience life. How you move can also change how you think, feel and process. What you fundamentally believe about yourself and the world can make all the difference. And, you are not an isolated individual. You have a context: relationships, history, culture. At Move Your Mind, you are a whole person with all of these components. We work together with you to bring harmony between these important aspects of yourself, so that you can move forward. Create conditions for moving your mind today!
World Health Organization Definition of Mental Health: "the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity."
What do we do to Move My Mind? When you give yourself the support you need, you can make healthier decisions, build healthier relationships, focus, find hope again....When you're in the right soil, you can grow in the direction you are meant to go. You have more strength to cope and thrive. More information about how we work is on the counselling and coaching page. To connect with a counsellor, go to counsellors and scheduling.