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Winter Blues, Blahs or Buoys?

My friend just sent me a poster saying “January was a tough year, but we got through it!” We know that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or the “Winter Blues” is a real thing causing feelings of depression for many people. Shorter days and cold and inclement weather make travel or even just putting the garbage […]

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PTS Receives 2 Grants to Help Fund Programs

We are very thankful to have received 2 grants from True Patriot Love that have helped fund our Project Trauma Support cohorts this year. This program gives money that directly impacts individuals and their families. Thank You Bell. Thank you True Patriot Love Foundation! You can http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/bell-lets-talk-and-true-patriot-love-renew-mental-health-partnership-supporting-canadian-military-families-600712871.html George Cope, President and CEO of Bell and […]

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Post Traumatic Growth

In most martial arts there exists a system of belts. Students begin as a white belt and progress thru a series of colors until they reach the level of black belt. The belts are a metaphor for the journey of life. We start out in life as a white belt. This represents who at our […]

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Sparking: staying connected after trauma

What will you see when you look back? Some years ago I met an elderly woman who asked me that question. She had recently left her husband of 40 years. Her husband had abused her physically and mentally from the onset of their relationship. She described to me that the worst part of what he […]

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