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Basic Risk Assessment

In this video I talk about how to risk assess for suicide. This video will help inform viewers what to look for when they are worried that someone might attempt suicide. This video is intended to help viewers understand the basics of assessing the severity of thoughts of suicide. It is NOT intended to replace a training program. If you are in doubt please contact a professional, call 9-1-1 (in Canada/USA/Mexico) or a crisis line.

It's Okay To Talk About Suicide

In this video I talk about talking about suicide. I dispel 3 myths about talking about suicide; and help the viewer understand how to approach the conversation about suicide – whether it is someone else, or themselves who are having thoughts. I also provide some resources that anyone can reach out to.

Motivation Comes After

In this video I talk about motivation and the most common way that people inadvertently sabotage their own efforts to get things done.

My Feelings Aren't About You

In this video I talk about the how a person’s feelings are about their own experience, rather than about the person or thing that may have triggered them. Taking ownership and responsibility for one’s own feelings is very empowering. The other side of that coin is that the listener is not responsible for the speaker’s feelings. Being able to speak about your feelings, and feel heard, is a powerful part of a good connection with your partner.

Sleep Tips: The 4 Most Common Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Sleep Hygiene: In this video I lead viewers through the 4 most common things people do that negatively impact sleep, and tell you how to correct them. Addressing these issues has been clinically proven to improve your sleep quality and length. Be warned, you may have to make changes if you want to sleep better. What is poor sleep costing you? What are you willing to do to sleep better?

In this video I talk about stress, and teach a grounding technique that helps reduce stress and anxiety by focusing your attention in the present. I walk viewers through an exercise to focus their attention internally - on the self - and then externally -...

In this segment I demonstrate the Attention Countdown, which is most commonly used to reduce stress and anxiety. We build on directed attention, which you learned in Coping 1: Grounding, by focusing on 3 senses - what you see, what you hear, and what you...

In this video I talk about couples relationships and a common problem they experience that leads to fighting - focusing on content instead of processes. Couples often become fixated on details while trying to win an argument, and then wonder why they are fighting when...

In this video I teach viewers how to do a Progressive Muscle Relaxation directly from The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. This video is a learning instruction; if you already know how to do PMR and are looking for the guide, please look for PMR...

n this video I talk about how making lists can reduce two sources of stress and anxiety in your life. Stress caused from not knowing, and stress caused from not living in accord with your values....

Satirical take on therapy as a non-renewable resource. Please support, or I will have to make videos of sad puppies or something....

In this video I talk about another coping skill: Naming The Thing! Being able to put cognitive and emotional distance between you and your triggers is a helpful strategy to reducing emotional reactivity. I teach you how to use a canned response format to identify...

In this video I talk about why SMART Goals are helpful in therapy. The gist is, we often assume we know what we mean when we set a goal. The reality is it can sometimes be hard to know when we reach a goal because...

In this video I talk about creating confidence with changes in your behaviour. No belief is necessary, no changes in values, no facing of anxiety fear or self-worth. Only completely controllable behaviour....

In this video I do a non-therapy thing. I give advice! I talk about something that happens a lot in therapy, but is quite unhelpful - asking direct questions....