Blog: Articles on Psychological Wellbeing, Relationships, Brain Health, Counselling and Neurofeedback
Welcome to the blog of Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback. Articles posted here are written by our clinical staff and relate to services we offer or conditions we address. We hope they will be helpful to you in some way, whether you're considering counselling for yourself or someone else, gathering information on a mental health related issue, or just want to find out more about who we are and what we do.
Depression and EMDR
posted: Mar. 03, 2022.Since the start of the pandemic, many more have been suffering from depression. EDMR can bring relief to those suffering from depression, particularly when the condition stems from trauma. Read more
What Does it Mean to Change and Grow in Therapy?
posted: Jan. 17, 2022.People come to therapy because they are facing some problem or challenge in life that, despite their best efforts, they haven’t been able to move beyond. Often there are external Read more
4 Practical Ways to Help Someone Grieve
posted: Nov. 18, 2021.It can be hard to know what to say or do when someone you care about is grieving a major loss. Some people may be afraid of saying or doing Read more
Benefits of Mindfulness
posted: Aug. 23, 2021.What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is an ancient form of mind-training that enables an individual to bring attention and awareness to the present moment. The core attitudes of mindfulness are compassion, non-judgement, Read more
My Journey Towards Eating Disorder Recovery
posted: Jul. 15, 2021.I’m writing this piece, voluntarily, after almost 7 years of being on a recovery journey from an eating disorder and the myriad of mental health struggles that I have discovered Read more
A Strategy for Feeling Calm: Train your Brain with Neurofeedback
posted: Oct. 12, 2021.Do you ever find yourself in a situation when your mind goes blank? Maybe you experience your mind suddenly racing and you can’t decide amoung the myriad of thoughts blasting Read more
Self Leadership: Working with Your Internal Family System
posted: Nov. 25, 2021.Have you ever felt pulled in two opposing directions, unable to make a decision? Or planned to have a productive day, only to find yourself easily distracted and unable to Read more
posted: Nov. 25, 2021.We often think of emotions as being either positive or negative. But the idea that we should aim to only have ‘positive’ emotions such as happiness, hope and compassion is Read more
Online Anxiety Groups
posted: Nov. 03, 2020.Beginning in September and October, Sojourn is offering group counselling online for those struggling with anxiety. Read more
Progressive Muscle Relaxation: A Tool for Stress Relief
posted: Jul. 07, 2020.Post-Pandemic Stress Some say absence makes the heart grow fonder. During the COVID-19 outbreak we have been asked to stay home and thus have had the opportunity to discover whether the Read more
Announcing a New Addition
posted: Jun. 23, 2020.We are delighted to announce the addition of a new Advanced Intern to the Sojourn Team! Shahrzad Jamali is in her final semester in the Masters of Marriage and Family Read more
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
posted: Jun. 23, 2020.Couples generally consult us at Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback when their relationship is struggling and they're looking to find a way back to the intimacy and connectedness they experienced earlier Read more
Sensory Focus: Back from the Future
posted: Mar. 09, 2021.Humans have an amazing ability to travel through time. The summer of 2020 will mark the 35th anniversary of the classic time-travel movie “Back to the Future”. I loved watching Marty Read more
Revealing Assumptions: "Here's What I Make Up About That..."
posted: Mar. 09, 2021.“Can I talk to you about something?…”Talking to your partner about something that they have done that is bothering you can be difficult. Your partner can often feel accused, and Read more
The Relationship Tango
posted: Nov. 09, 2019.How is it that we sometimes feel so out of sync with our loved ones? It is particularly confusing when finding ourselves often hurting or hurt by those closest to Read more
Anxiety: Fight, Flight, and False Alarms
posted: Sep. 30, 2021.What we experience as anxiety and stress could be the result of an alarm system stuck “on.” False alarms are often caused by unaddressed trauma from the past. Read more