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Managing your Anger

By CFSSC clinician,  Angie Blandford, B. Sc., MSW Emotions In the 20th century, Dr. Paul Ekman identified six basic emotions: Anger Disgust Fear Happiness Sadness Surprise In Dr. Ekman’s book, Emotions in the Human Face: Guidelines for Research and an Integration of Findings (1972), he states that these emotions are universal, hardwired, automatic and can trigger […]

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My first Family Service Day

By CFSSC communications intern, Ben Murray If you asked me three weeks ago what Family Service Ontario (FSO) is, I wouldn’t have been able to give you a good answer. I’m a Georgian College student just wrapping up a post-graduate diploma in Professional Writing. Three weeks ago I began my work placement at CFSSC with […]

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Three Steps to Better Boundaries

By CFSSC Clinician Joanna B, M.Sc., RP, RMFT It can be hard to say No. Standing up for oneself and setting boundaries with others is a common goal for clients in counselling. Our clients often share their struggle to refuse requests from others and to maintain appropriate boundaries. A few challenging situations for people who […]

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Group Work and The Benefits

Catholic Family Services offers many different types of groups and workshops. Clients of our agency use our groups as an adjunct service to Individual, Couple or Family counselling, or sometimes group work is a great starting place for some clients to build skills and lay foundational work. Group work isn’t for everyone. Some people find […]

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Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

Its The Holiday Season Christmas decorations appear in stores as soon as the Halloween items have been removed. What’s that piped-in music, Christmas music already?  As Christmas continues to become increasingly commercialized, stress can increase. Trying to meet their own expectations and those of their children and teen’s gift requests, based on the latest media […]

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A Guide to Self-Care

Self-Care: What is it? Self-care is exactly as it sounds: caring for yourself. You might wonder just what you have to do to effectively self-care? You can begin by finding something that you enjoy doing and setting aside time to do it on a regular basis. It’s easy to get caught up in the crazy […]

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Evidence-Based Therapeutic Approaches

There are many therapeutic approaches that are well-used by mental health practitioners.  These approaches assist individuals, couples, and families in their efforts to improve their well-being and live healthy, meaningful lives. Below are three commonly-used approaches which are evidence-based and rigorously tested through research, and shown to be effective. All of these therapies are accompanied […]

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