How about consciously creating a healthy holiday survival strategy for yourself and/or your family this year? For many people, the holidays elicit a sense of warmth, connection, celebration and joy. For others, it may be a very difficult time of year based on losses, challenging familial, relationship or social dynamics, eating or drinking challenges at
As the days get darker, shorter and colder, we can often feel the shift mentally, emotionally and physically. Our outlook may change, our emotional state may feel heavier and our bodies could feel tight, stiff or lacking energy. Here are our top tips for improving mental, emotional and physical states during this time of
The impact of the foods we consume on the moods we experience is significant and undeniable. If you think about eating fresh, healthy, whole foods and how you feel emotionally, cognitively and energetically, it feels pretty uplifting, inspiring and energizing. Conversely, if you think about eating highly processed, refined, high sugar and/or high carbohydrate food,
We are thrilled to announce the addition of Nutrition Counselling to our holistic health services! The impact of food on mood (and vice versa) is significant and undeniable. Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation in the body, the health of our gut, over-consumption of highly processed foods, and much more can all influence anxious and depressive symptoms
What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)? Internal family systems (IFS) is an individualized approach to psychotherapy that involves accepting and validating all of the various parts of the mind, and their interaction with one another to form a system of self, or family. IFS allows individuals to work towards healing without compromising these various parts
We are excited to announce that we are now offering EMDR! Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, better known as EMDR, is a form of psychotherapy that promotes healing from difficult experiences in childhood, adolescence or adult life and helps alleviate the symptoms and emotional distress that some individuals face. One benefit of EMDR is the
At this time of year, much is discussed about changes in mood and energy and it is generally attributed to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Given the medicalization and pathologization of our emotional states, which does not sit well with those who take a more holistic approach to wellness and healing, is this the proper way to
Welcome Our Amazing New Therapy Interns!
We are thrilled to announce two new additions to our team of caring and compassionate therapists. Hausalya and Douglas are both in the process of completing their clinical training and are offering sessions both online or in-person.
We are Hiring!
Sunnyside Healing Arts has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Psychotherapist or RP(Q) to join our passionate, growing team.
We hear you and are here to help. Due to the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and social isolation on emotional well-being, we have developed a group therapy program just for you. Introducing Alone, Together – an intimate 6 week group therapy program designed to connect you with others in similar circumstances. You will