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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.

Taking Off Our Masks — Being Your True Self

In Latin, persona originally meant a mask worn by actors to indicate the role they played. Carl Jung used the term to represent the ‘I’ that one presents to society. It is also the ‘I’ that society expects us to show. Like the theatrical mask, the persona gives an indication of what the person/character is like. It helps define […]

The Lasting Effects of Trauma & Childhood Adversity

Even though we might believe that we had a ‘normal’ childhood, most children experience some form of ‘adverse childhood experiences’ (aka ACE’s). Whether it was emotionally unavailable or controlling (e.g., everything had to be ‘fine’) parents, a chaotic household (due to addiction, mental illness, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, or divorce), neglect or abuse, children are […]

The Benefits of EMDR Psychotherapy

Why am I excited to be integrating EMDR into my practice?    EMDR allows the client to access conscious and unconscious memories which are associated with negative cognitions/thoughts (E.g.,  I’m unlovable, I’m stupid, I’m a disappointment) and goes back to the origins of these in order to clear up both the (false) negative message/voice and the unpleasant […]

Towards Inner Peace

Most of us seek an increased sense of calmness, serenity and inner peace.  We would like less chaos, stress and conflict with people, situations and our selves.  At times we may feel restless, irritable and bothered by something we may not actually be able to name. What is this internal conflict about? This inner struggle […]

Making the Next Best Choice

What makes a decision better than others? Look at the intention behind making the decision.  Is it based upon any fear?  It is working from a place of abundance or scarcity (which is usually fear-based)?  Who will benefit from your action? Further, look at what values are beneath the decision.  Is it validating virtues of honesty, loyalty, […]

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