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Folk Fest, KD Lang, and Neil Young’s Helpless

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

With the Edmonton Folk Fest season upon us, I am recalling kd Lang’s powerful rendition of Neil Young’s iconic song, Helpless. I love that song, the haunting melody, the profound lyrics, that refrain that anthems and honours one of our …

What Is Anxiety?

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Anxiety is that feeling we get of “butterflies in the stomach.”
In its gentler forms, anxiety is a kind of nervousness, like when we performed at a piano recital when we were kids or when we give a speech in …

Why Counselling?

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Why do people choose to go “into therapy?”

Because, as human beings, we all need to give voice to the struggles we experience inside of us. Maybe there’s something troubling but you’re too embarrassed to tell your friends. A counsellor …

Suicide Bereavement, 7 Ways to Heal

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Suicide Bereavement CounsellingDevastating news of the recent suicides of two young adults in my personal circle moves me to write about suicide bereavement.

As a counsellor who has met with hundreds of people grieving the loss of a loved one to …

Inspiration in the River Valley

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

The other day I was cycling to work along one of the river valley trails. Scanning the view I noticed that the nesting pair of Canada Geese was back. Going back 10 years now, a pair of Canada’s has nested …

John Walker | Staff Profile

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

John is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor with Clinical Social Work (MSW, RSW) and Pastoral Counselling Specialist (MTS, PCE, CASC/ACSS) training and certifications. He has post-graduate education in Trauma Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Hypnosis and Myers-Brigg’s Type Indicator …