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Mindfulness Meditation: Return to Breath

Posted On : Sunday, November 20th, 2016| By Carolyn Claire

I love this gif that captures the work of mindfulness meditation - noticing that we have been distracted and bringing out attention back to...

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Boost your BRAIN power!: Exercise for your Brain.

Posted On : Monday, October 31st, 2016| By Carolyn Claire

Mindfulness meditation. Research has shown that mindfulness meditation can change your brain and help you in managing anxiety and other negative feelings.  Think of it as a way of giving your brain an effective workout.  I know that for many of us it can be hard to quiet our brain. Often when I encourage clients to try meditation they tell me that they have a hard time staying focused and that when they try meditating their brain races with random thoughts.  This is actually the whole...

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Learn How To Respond Wisely Rather Than React

Posted On : Sunday, May 15th, 2016| By Carolyn Claire

I am sure most of us have said or done things in anger that we wish we could take back. I have worked with many clients who want to change the way their anger or grumpiness is damaging their important work and love relationships. Other clients I have worked with share that it is anxiety that prevents them from doing many things that they used to love. Instead of being out in the world, they have tried to avoid feeling anxious by staying at home and doing only familiar activities. Unfortunately...

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Managing Anxiety: Mindfulness Meditation

Posted On : Friday, April 22nd, 2016| By Carolyn Claire

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues afflicting Canadians. Researchers claim that 1 in 4 Canadians will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime and at any point in time ,12% of us are struggling with clinical levels of anxiety. Anxiety is characterized by worry and ruminating thoughts along with physiological responses such as shallow breathing, rapid heart rate, and tension in the chest it.   Some of the coping strategies we turn to – alcohol, drugs,...

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