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Selfish Isn't Always Bad

In this video I talk about a common judgment that it incorrect. That being “selfish” is [always] bad. In fact, it is not. There are a great many things you should do that only benefit you! It is the judgment that is wrong. Watch here for more.

2 Keys to Happiness

Welcome back viewer! In this video I speak about the 2 keys to happiness and common ways we actually misunderstand happiness. This also explains why we have such a hard time getting it!

Double Standards and the bias that causes (some of) them

In this video I talk about an unconscious bias that creates some of the double standards we all hate. These unconscious biases are not the same as prejudice and discrimination, which are not reviewed in this video. Instead I review they ways we judge ourselves and others which lead to feelings of unfairness and the quintessential “Double Standard”.

Angry Words: How to lessen your anger

Words have power. They have the power to make your day, or ruin how you feel. In this video I demonstrate just how quickly your own words can affect you, and just how easily choosing different words can improve your mood and reduce anger. I use both good and bad words (censored) combined with a pulse monitor to demonstrate just how effective choosing your words can be to improving your own mood.

Coping 8: Breathing - Demo and How to Make it Work For You!

In this video I revisit Breathing as a coping skill from my first video, the PSA. I explain why breathing is effective at calming, and talk viewers through the common obstacles that prevent breathing from working for them (“Breathing doesn’t work for me”). Then I demonstrate effective breathing, and show a use of breathing reducing my heart rate and respiration. Breathing and other calming methods can be found in this helpful workbook (NOT a paid placement): Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook:…

Feeling Like a Fake: Imposter Syndrome

My apologies for a mistake on the export…I somehow exported the video without an intro or credits. So with no adieu: Do you feel like a fraud? Do you expect others to call you out for pretending? In this video I speak about feeling like a fake in the context of a therapist, but the premise applies to almost any profession or concept where training is required. It is especially prevalent in university graduates when they are in the early years of their careers. It also happens when someone starts giving you the recognition “early”.

Thinking Habits: Victim Thinking

This video speaks about how victim thinking occurs, going in-depth about some of the components of psychology that come together to create this destructive thinking habit.

Importance of Data Collection

In this video I talk about why data collection is important for therapy and for your own understanding. Data collection is as boring as it sounds, but it forms the basis of recognizing progress. Being able to review your own experiences without the blurring and generalizing effect of memory is a valuable tool.

Coping 6: Journaling

This video introduces Journaling as a coping skill and speaks about the general process of using your journal to better understand and analyze your own experiences.

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?

This video answers basic questions about therapy during the Covid-19 situation. It also provides some introductory resources and coping skills for those who are looking for help. Links: That one time I was on Ontario Today to talk about getting back together with an ex:...