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World Views

Facing Homelessness

Psychologically, the image of a house is a symbol of our self. The condition of the house in a dream (and in our waking reality) indicates the state of our psychic home. We assess: Whose space are we occupying?, What is going on in it?, and What is the condition of it?  Are things in […]

Scarcity and Abundance

In the reality show, Hoarders, the accumulation of material possessions, especially with items deemed worthless (such as yogurt containers) may evoke our wonder as to possible underlying psychologically reasons for such behaviour. When we accumulate or have difficulty in giving, we are working from a scarcity mindset. This worldview believes that there is not enough success, […]

Moving towards a Trauma-Informed Society

Studies show that 51% of the general North American population have experienced trauma in childhood and that 98% of users of services in the public mental health system have trauma histories (e.g., car accidents, deaths, abuse, etc.). Unresolved or untreated trauma leads to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, alcohol and drug dependency, reliance […]

What Really Matters …. Before I Die

You may have seen or participated in the Oceanside Hospice Society’s ” Before I die” community art project located in both Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The displays asked people to complete the sentence, “Before I die I want to …” in order to increase awareness around the importance of consciously asking ourselves, What can I […]

The Shadow Side on the War on Drugs

The debate around legalizing marijuana has resurfaced with a variety of opinions. The Health Officers Council of B.C. has called for regulation of illegal substances to reduce the harm from substance use and the unintended consequences of government policies. The Council noted, “Proven public health approaches should be used to constrain its use.” Stop the […]

Manifesting

Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret” has generated continual interest in the law of attraction and the ability to manifest. However, even before this trend, the concept of ‘mind over matter’ existed. Buddha stated, “All that we are is a result of what we have thought.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus noted, “Our life is what our thoughts make […]

Synchronicity

Our worldview, which usually explains happenings using the scientific concept of cause and effect, tends to doubt experiences that are not measurable and verifiable. Thus, when events coincide in intriguing ways, we often attribute these to mere chance or state, “It’s just a coincidence.” However, in some cases, the happenings may truly be synchronistic. According […]

Kairos – the time is now

The ancient Greeks had two terms for time – ‘chronos’ and ‘kairos.’ Chronos refers to the human-made, measurable and predicable chronological or sequential time. It is associated with clocks and calendars. Kairos, on the other hand, means the ‘right or opportune moment’ – a moment of undefined time in which something special happens. It is […]

Everything You Need is Often Right Before You

During a meeting to determine job screening scenarios for potential applicants, a manager put forth this situation: “A bathtub is full with water. We then offer the candidate a teaspoon, a teacup or a bucket in order to empty the bathtub.” A colleague replied, “I get it, the best choice would be to use the […]

Scarcity & Abundance

In the reality show, Hoarders, the accumulation of material possessions, especially with items deemed worthless, such as yogurt containers, may evoke our wonder as to possible underlying psychologically reasons for such behaviour.  When we accumulate or have difficulty in giving, we are working from a scarcity mindset. This worldview believes that there is not enough […]

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