Starting therapy can be daunting, especially as how you fit with a new counsellor is of such great importance on your journey. We are pleased to give you the opportunity, without booking in advance, to have a free 15-minute consultation here at the Toronto Wellness Centre.
Visit us at 12 Wellesley St. West on Tuesday February 6th between 5pm and 7pm to meet Clinical Social Worker Amy Deacon.
If you are unable to make it to the drop in event but would like to connect with Amy over the phone, please call 647-952-2368.
We go to physicians to examine our bodies; dentists to inspect our teeth; chiropractors to explore the curvature in our spines – but what about our hearts? When was the last time your heart had a check up? When I speak of heart, I’m referring to the centre of you as a person; the space where you express and experience emotion, affection, enthusiasm and spirit. It’s an important question, as it is only when there is a healthy flow within our hearts that we can truly be at our best. Let me explain, when our hearts are healthy, we have space for our emotions to flow with ease; energy for the things that matter most; and perspective to appreciate the lives we have.
The flow within our hearts helps determine our ability to be present in relationships, focused at work and responsive to our mental, emotional and physical needs. However, for many of us, having a healthy flow can be a daily struggle. Throughout life, we experience betrayal and regret, frustration and anger, sadness and loss – many of which are normal parts of life. However, when such experiences remain unresolved, we risk creating a ‘build up’, which blocks the flow of our hearts. As such, genuine feelings of love and happiness are difficult to experience because we’re clogged with lingering resentment, anger,guilt and fear. This lack of flow can stifle our most important relationships with our partners, families, colleagues, and most importantly, ourselves.
If this is something you relate with, please know you are not alone. All of us experience chapters in our lives in which we feel our hearts are blocked. And the good news is that there is so much you can do to get your heart flowing as it is meant to. Connecting with a therapist, joining a support group or spending quality time with those closest to you are great ways of mending your heart. As a therapist, my work is to help individuals safely explore the contents of one’s heart, including both your strengths, as well as those areas that are in need of restoration. Remember – your heart is the most central part of who you are, so do take the time to check in, and give it the attention it so deserves.
This blog was originally published on Toronto Wellness Counselling.
Happy New Year!
2018 is going to bring new changes and challenges, and luckily the team here at the Toronto Wellness Centre is here to help!
And if your resolution is weight loss, increased fertility, lower stress, better skin, more energy, quitting smoking, or a more balanced diet that puts your health first, Dr. Kate McLaird ND is ready to meet you!
Whatever your resolutions are this year, you’ll find our free downloadable Goal Setting Guide is a great asset to get you on your way. Download it here: NYE resolution handout
Call 416-920-2722 or book online to get started on your 2018 wellness journey!
We have all been there, with an endless supply of wine and cheeses, family members encouraging thirds of Christmas dinner, or the cornucopia of decadent desserts, eventually your digestion system will tell you “enough is enough” and make it known its not too happy with what you are putting it through. Despite the endorphin release from indulging in your favourite foods, bloating, flatulence, excess abdominal fat and indigestion often ensue to help steer you towards more health conscious choices.
Here are few of the main culprits that can be behind your bloated belly and a few tips to help your body cope:
‘Tis the season for giving! If you’re looking for a gift that will benefit your loved ones well into the New Year, you’ve come to the right place! The Toronto Wellness Centre’s Healthy Happy Holidays 2017 Gift Guide is here to help you choose the best present for the wellness focused on your list!