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Want some soulful reading?

You’ll find here a collection of short articles which apply depth psychology ideas to everyday personal experiences.

Assertive ..The Right to Be

This issue:The Imortance of Assertiveness “Excuse me, my soup is cold. I would like it heated up thanks.” For many, saying this statement to a server in a calm, respectful manner is difficult. Why so? Many people were raised in a home in which their thoughts and emotions were not valued. Negative feedback (bring ignored or […]

Summer Self-Awareness

SUMMER SELF-AWARENESS IDEAS  There is and can be no special planned technique for discovering and awakening one’s inner self, because the inner self is first of all a spontaneity that is nothing if not free.     ~   Thomas Merton Indeed. The unconscious communicates with us through dreams, spontaneous images or day fantasies, slips of the tongue, […]

Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are the fences that keep us safe – something we may not have experienced in childhood. Take a moment to consider the boundaries in your childhood home? Did others respect your physical and emotional boundaries? Were you able to set boundaries with others? Most often, we were not taught to consider our needs […]

Has Trauma Affected You?

What is a traumatic event? An event is considered traumatic if the person experienced or witnessed an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical or psychological integrity of self or others. The person’s response must have also involved intense fear, helplessness, disgust or horror.  This includes one-time […]

Relationship Dynamics

Why does our partner bug us after a while? Why do we tend to become ‘like my mom’ or feel like the ‘parent’ or ‘child’ in the relationship? When we are in that ‘falling in love stage,’ a part of us leaps into ‘the wild blue yonder’ – somewhere far away and exciting; a place largely based upon […]

Diane Hancox, MA, CCC provides counselling services to Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.