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Gaslighting What Is It? You might have heard of gaslighting, but what does it mean? Gaslighting is a form of manipulation. It is a stealthy way of abusing a person. Gaslighting is where the a person denies or misleads the other person’s experience. This can cause the person to question their own reality. Why is […]

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships Qualities of Healthy Relationships Respect is thinking or treating someone with consideration, to appreciate them, and honour someone’s feelings and opinions. Kindness is treating others the way you want to be treated, the golden rule. It is being friendly, caring, or  helpful. Trust is being honest, matching our words and feelings with our […]


Abuse Forms of Dating Abuse Any type of abuse is not okay in a relationship. The person being harmed does not, nor ever, deserved it. This is unhealthy behaviour. Abuse is not limited to being physically harmed.    The most common types of dating abuse are as follows: Emotional abuse is … the use of […]

Trauma Bond

Trauma Bond Trauma Bond Sometimes, when we are in an unhealthy relationship, we can feel confused and caught up in it all. You might find yourself: Making excuses for the person’s behaviour Lying for the person Feeling hopeless or like you can’t get out Thinking about the person who hurts you a lot Feeling like […]

Boundaries and Consent

Healthy Boundaries Valuing Yourself to Have Boundaries Boundaries are so important to your wellness. Boundaries are limits we set for ourselves in our relationships. Healthy boundaries allow us to say “No” to others and be ourselves.    Types of Boundaries Boundaries are to help keep you safe. They create clear expectations which help to create […]

Communication and Conflict

Communication and Conflict Resolution Building Relationships Through Communication Communication allows us to share what we think, how we feel, what we want, and what we expect. It helps us to share our emotions, feelings, and thoughts. Good communication helps us build our relationships with family and friends. Verbal Communication is based on our words. Nonverbal […]

Unhealthy Relationships

Unhealthy Relationships Unhealthy Relationships Qualities of Unhealthy Relationships Control is when someone makes all the decisions, tells others what to do, and does not let others do what they want. A controlling person might try to isolate a person from family and friends or become jealous. (This is not the same as parents, caregivers, teachers, […]

Accidental Overdose

Accidental Overdose What Is it? An overdose is what happens to someone’s body when they take too much of a substance or too many substances. They can be accidental when the person takes too much by mistake. They can also be intentional. Signs of Overdose Signs of Overdose may include: Change in body temperature (feeling […]


Visualization The following exercise is visualization. It’s like a guided daydream. If you have any unrelated thoughts come up, acknowledge them, and imagine them floating away. Visualizations can help reduce stress and help you to feel better. Allow yourself to get into comfortable position. Give yourself a moment to quiet yourself. Slowly breathe in and […]

Star Breathing

Star Breathing Star Breathing is a wonderful way to calm your mind and body. It helps you to be present in the moment. As you breathe in, slowly breathe in through your nose. Bring the air all the down to your belly. Feel your belly expanded. Breathe out slowly through your mouth. While you are […]