The Joys of the Holiday Season – Coping with Holiday Stress

Posted by on 06/11/2018 in Blog.

As Christmas approaches, we look forward to spending time with family and loved ones, giving and receiving gifts, having some “holiday cheer” and enjoying the plentiful amount of food and beverages.  Unfortunately, not all of these activities are enjoyable for everyone, especially if you have some unhealthy family members, family conflict, misbehaving children, or that “interesting” uncle/aunt that everyone wants to avoid.  Coping with holiday stress becomes an important skill, as ...Read More Here!


What happens during a visit to a Hypnotherapist?

Posted by on 21/11/2017 in Blog.

An initial visit with a hypnotherapist in Calgary will have you meeting the hypnotherapist and discussing why you think you may need to be hypnotized. By asking specific questions, the therapist also discovers what yours goal are, what you want to achieve by being hypnotized and whether you would be a good candidate for hypnotherapy. A few individuals possess extremely strong personalities and simply cannot relinquish control to another, even if that person is a professional. However, most pe...Read More Here!


Model of action and perceived power (MAPP)

Posted by on 22/03/2017 in Blog.

Abstract Due to the need and request for a more sophisticated and robust understanding of the area of bondage, discipline and sadomasochism (BDSM or SM) activity, a more detailed and organized visual representation model was developed based not only on clinical experience, but on input from the SM community. This is called the model of action and perceived power (MAPP). After a review of the literature finding that little has been written outlining any adequate pictorial models of these relatio...Read More Here!


Fighting Fair

Posted by on 04/10/2016 in Blog.

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You bring up a point to your partner, something like, “why don’t we have that spark anymore,” “I feel lonely in our relationship,” or “I don’t feel appreciated.” Really, it can be anything that you’re upset about and want fixed. Only, instead of your partner listening to your concern, they respond by getting defensive and saying something like “well you never initiate sex either and I can’t read your mind,” “we do have sex so what is you...Read More Here!


Empty Nest or New Opportunity

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My baby is leaving home… what am I going to do now?  Many parents experience a feeling of loss when the last child leaves home.  Well, you are not alone.  The majority of parents experience that feeling of a double edged sword.  Parents are thrilled that all of the nurturing, caring and teachings has led their child to be actively independent,  coupled with the loss of the daily experiences and companionship they  share with their child every day at home. This mish-mash of emotions ac...Read More Here!


Psychological Cause & Effect of Erectile Dysfunction

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When one looks at a lot of the medical literature exploring erectile dysfunction (ED), they tend to quote that the psychological factors are responsible for about 10%-20% of all of these cases.  Interestingly, as a Psychologist, and in my practice as a sex therapist, it is my experience that psychological factors are responsible for closer to 80% or 90% of the erectile dysfunction issues.  As there are a lot of medical causes for erectile dysfunction, these need to be ruled out first.  Prior ...Read More Here!


Pokémon Go or Pokémon No

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If you can believe it, Pokémon has been around for over twenty years! The newest way to play is the sudden craze Pokémon Go, a game which gets the players to use their phones to walk around outside and catch the virtual monsters in the real world. Pokémon Go has been a huge and fast success for Nintendo as many people are playing it, children and adults alike.   The sudden flood of gamers has brought up some interesting reports of the benefits and concerns of playing Pokémon Go. ...Read More Here!