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Here are some of the resources I most often recommend:

I occasionally suggest videos or books to clients as a way to supplement our counselling work. There are so many existing resources! I don’t recommend anything I haven’t read, watched, or accessed myself yet first, so please keep coming back as this list will keep getting longer. If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know, as learning and growing never ends!

Disclaimer: I am sharing these resources as I have found them interesting and useful and invite you to use them for information and entertainment purposes only. These resources are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, medical treatment, or therapy. Never disregard professional psychological or medical advice nor delay in seeking professional advice or treatment because of something you have read on any website.

     Books

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     Videos


The Struggle Switch - Dr. Russ Harris

https://youtu.be/rCp1l16GCXI


Meditation 101 - A Beginner's Guide

https://youtu.be/o-kMJBWk9E0


Why Mindfulness is a Superpower

https://youtu.be/loioz7novpQ


Bob Newhart - STOP IT!

https://youtu.be/4BjKS1-vjPs


It's Not About the Nail

https://youtu.be/-4EDhdAHrOg


Explaining Anxiety to People Who Don't Have Anxiety

https://youtu.be/6gZPKO_t7EE


Mental Brakes to Avoid Mental Breaks - Steven Hayes

https://youtu.be/GnSHpBRLJrQ


Why we All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid - Guy Winch

https://youtu.be/F2hc2FLOdhI


Window of Tolerance: What it is and how to stay in it

https://youtu.be/VD8hhboXYTI


Window of Tolerance Reimagined

https://youtu.be/ZVEDueyZ2C4


The Power of Vulnerability - by Brené Brown 

https://youtu.be/iCvmsMzlF7o



How to Stop A Bully

https://youtu.be/7oKjW1OIjuw



Cristel Carrisi - Own Your Mistakes

https://youtu.be/Xmvpx1kIEBQ


Sesame Street: Big Bird Sings About Mistakes

https://youtu.be/GHkymY6yKMg



Introduction to EMDR Therapy

https://youtu.be/Pkfln-ZtWeY



     Assessments

Character Strengths   (Find your 24 Character Strengths @ VIA Institute)

https://www.viacharacter.org/character-strengths-via


Values Exercise   (@Think2Perform)

https://www.think2perform.com/our-approach/values/new


Attachment quiz   (Attachment styles and their role in adult relationships @ Attachment Project)

https://www.attachmentproject.com/blog/four-attachment-styles/


Love Languages quiz

https://5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/love-language


    Web Resources

Anxiety Canada

https://www.anxietycanada.com/


Wellness Together

https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA


Canadian Mental Health Association; Alberta Southeast Region

https://mentalwellnessmatters.ca/


Talk Suicide

https://talksuicide.ca/


     Apps (These are not a substitute for therapy!)

Calm Harm

Cost: Free

Based on: DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy)

Purpose: Aimed for youth to help manage the urge to self-harm; but can be used to learn how to be mindful of emotions and help soothe anxiety


Clear Fear

Cost: Free

Based on: CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)

Purpose: Aimed for youth but helpful tools to help manage anxiety


Luminosity Mind

Cost: Free to start but can subscribe to access more

Based on: mindfulness

Purpose: Meditations


Mindshift

Cost: Free

Based on: CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)

Purpose: tools for and information on anxiety


Oak

Cost: Free (certain features)

Based on: mindfulness

Purpose: meditations


Smiling Mind

Cost: Free

Based on: mindfulness

Purpose: meditations; includes options for youth and adults


Disclaimer: If you have questions or concerns about any of these apps, please check out the specific app’s FAQs and/or Terms of Services, contact your family physician, therapist, or other professional familiar with the app.   

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