How I can help my wife overcome Postpartum Depression

Posted on Fri, Jul 29, 2011

This is blog entry 3 of 4 regarding how to support your partner through postpartum depression.  

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Topics: Being Present, Postpartum Depression, Counselling Tips, Overwhelmed, Mindfulness, Helping Others

Learning to Fly (all over again) - RCC Vancouver

Posted on Mon, Jul 25, 2011

Just read this tweet from @RussHunter - National Director of Human Performance Institute Canada.

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Topics: Stress, Courage, Counselling Tips, Overwhelmed

What do I do if my wife has postpartum depression? – Part II

Posted on Fri, Jul 22, 2011
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Topics: Postpartum Depression, Counselling Tips, Overwhelmed, Helping Others

What do I do if my wife has Postpartum Depression? – RCC Vancouver

Posted on Fri, Jul 15, 2011

Top 10 Tips for supporting your wife or partner through her postpartum mood and / or anxiety disorder.

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Topics: Postpartum Depression, Counselling Tips, Overwhelmed, Helping Others

Shifting from overwhelmed to overjoyed: step 1 - RCC Vancouver

Posted on Wed, Jul 13, 2011

When we are overwhelmed, we cannot achieve our best.  I’m not talking about performing under pressure or meeting a deadline, I mean the debilitating experience of feeling overwhelmed.  It can sap your energy, diminish your capacity to concentrate, problem solve and be creative.  It can feel gut-wrenching, stressful, and worrisome. For some it can even have a dissociative or out of body component to it. 

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Topics: Being Present, Stress, Counselling Tips, Overwhelmed, Mindfulness

How to suggest to someone they could use some help - RCC Vancouver

Posted on Fri, Jul 8, 2011

One question we frequently receive is, “How do I suggest to someone that they should come and see you for counselling?”  Whether it’s because of burnout, depression, anxiety, or a marriage that it is on the rocks, there is no easy answer.  Although you want to refer your family and friends for help out of genuine caring and concern, sometimes others may not be in the best frame of mind to be open to your suggestion.  Instead, they may feel embarrassed, weak, angry, and a whole host of other feelings.  So should you do it?  Yes, and here are a few thoughts to keep in mind.

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Topics: Courage, Counselling Tips, Helping Others