Real Life Counselling https://www.reallifecounselling.com Your Real Life Counselling Registered Psychotherapists Thu, 25 Jun 2020 22:16:16 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.112.199/ae2.342.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cropped-Element-32x32.jpg Real Life Counselling https://www.reallifecounselling.com 32 32 Assertiveness: The Most Important Communication Skill for Self-Confidence https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/06/2020-assertiveness-the-most-important-communication-skill/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 17:00:42 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11851 “Being assertive means that you are willing to hold up for yourself fairly – without attacking others.” – Albert Ellis We can all think of times when our boundaries were violated but we didn’t know how to protect them. When we knew we should speak up, but we didn’t. When we sensed that we are […]

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Practicing Self-Compassion: 5 Myths And 5 Tips https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/05/05-2020-self-compassion-5-myths-and-5-tips/ Fri, 15 May 2020 18:00:25 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11791 “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield The majority of us are eager to offer kindness and compassion to other people, and value when we receive them from others. However, when it comes to giving these same things to ourselves in the moment of suffering, we are more reluctant. […]

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How to Overcome Insecurity In a Relationship https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/04/2020-03-how-to-overcome-insecurity-in-a-relationship/ Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:00:17 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11631 We all feel insecure from time to time in our relationships; it’s completely normal. However, some people feel like this most of the time, to the point where it becomes overly consuming for both partners. Knowing how to handle and manage insecurity in a relationship is something that can truly make a difference between a […]

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Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Is So Important And How To Improve It https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/03/why-emotional-intelligence-eq-is-important-how-to-improve-it/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:00:26 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11590  Emotional intelligence is the capability to accurately identify and monitor your and other people’s feelings, as well as the ability to effectively manage your emotions. You may know that general intelligence (IQ) can be important for success. But did you know that emotional intelligence (EQ) is equally, if not even more important? Emotional intelligence is […]

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3 Things You Can Do to Recover From Setbacks More Quickly https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/03/3-things-to-build-resilience-recover-from-setbacks-more-quickly/ Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:00:26 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11567 We all face adversities in our lives. Stress, trauma, tragedy, health problems, significant changes in our lives, they are all difficult to experience. However, there is one quality the majority of people share to a greater or lesser extent and that is – resilience. Resilience is the ability to move through adversaries and rise from […]

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How to Live a Good Life: Lessons from Positive Psychology https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/02/how-to-live-a-good-life-lessons-from-positive-psychology/ Sat, 29 Feb 2020 21:00:26 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11560 Do you know what ‘positive psychology’ means? Positive psychology as a term can be a little misleading. It might sound like encouraging you to “just be positive” and “cheer up”. However, this is not what positive psychology is about, and it should not, by all means, be confused with pop-culture self-help books and motivational speakers. […]

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How to Get And Stay Motivated This Year https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2020/01/how-to-get-and-stay-motivated-this-year/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:00:08 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=11489 January is the month of new beginnings, new decisions, new choices. For many, the month of January, looking from the distance of December, feels like it’s going to be a fresh start, a blank page that will be filled with great choices we missed to make in the previous year. This time is going to […]

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Talking About Your Feelings While Grieving – What’s the Point? https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2019/11/talking-about-feelings-while-grieving/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:00:47 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=10453 Grief is one of the most painful states of all. And although it is a natural response to experiencing loss, it can really knock you off of your feet. Grief comes with all kinds of different emotions, difficult and unexpected ones, from deep sadness to disbelief, anger, guilt, confusion, loneliness, helplessness, and apathy. The pain […]

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What to Do When Your Therapist Takes a Leave – Featured in HuffPost https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2019/10/what-to-do-when-your-therapist-takes-a-leave-featured-in-huffpost/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:00:38 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=10227 We’re happy to announce that we got featured in HuffPost’s article: “How to Deal When Your Therapist Goes on Leave”. This is an important topic that is not so often addressed, and we’re glad we had an opportunity to talk about it. Read the whole article HERE. A relationship between a therapist and a client […]

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4 Tips To Overcome Post-Vacation Blues https://www.reallifecounselling.com/2019/08/4-tips-to-overcome-post-vacation-blues/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:00:55 +0000 https://www.reallifecounselling.com/?p=8651 Returning to your daily routine after a fabulous vacation can feel like an anticlimactic end to a life-changing experience. It’s like someone slowed down time and showed you all the stresses and chores you have to come back to, and all you can think of is “This is how I’m supposed to live the rest […]

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