For many of the clients that I provide provide counselling to for depression, I recommend the book, “The Feeling Good Handbook: Using the New Mood Therapy in Everyday Life,” written by David D. Burns. … [Read more...] about Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help someone with depression?
Bipolar Disorder is a psychiatric disorder most easily identified by its severe mood swings, or 'mood disturbances.' The term ‘Bipolar Disorder’ has replaced the terms ‘manic depression’ and 'manic depressive disorder,’ which are no longer commonly used. … [Read more...] about What is Bipolar Disorder?
Often times when I meet with a new client who is experiencing exaggerated mood swings that they feel unable to control, we will investigate whether the client has met diagnostic criteria for a manic episode, a hypomanic episode, and/or a major depressive episode. … [Read more...] about What are the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder?
Many of the clients that I counsel who have Bipolar Disorder, as well as family members of those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, have found it helpful to read about the experiences of others who have lived with Bipolar Disorder. Here are three suggested books that provide accounts of what it has … [Read more...] about Where can I learn about Bipolar Disorder?
The term "burnout" was first coined by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in his 1974 book, “Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement.” Freudenberger defined burnout as “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where one’s devotion to cause or relationship fails to produce the desired … [Read more...] about Definition of burnout
Often times, a new client will contact me because they need help coping with depression. They may have been diagnosed as "depressed" by their family physician and may or may not be taking medication to help them cope. … [Read more...] about The difference between burnout and depression
Workplace burnout often affects those people who are idealists, perfectionists and workaholics. Many of the clients that I meet with are high achievers and have found considerable success in their fields -- largely because they are so dedicated to their work and committed to continuously doing well. … [Read more...] about Burnout: What should I do?
Many of the clients that I counsel for burnout express that they find it difficult to sleep at night. It is not surprising for them to realize that they have a sleep deficit, however, when they think about the conditions that have led to their burnout. … [Read more...] about Burnout: Why can’t I sleep?
Dr. Herbert Freudenberger was the first to identify the 12-Stage Burnout Symptom Cycle in his 1974 book, “Burnout: The High Cost of High Achievement.” Psychologist and author, Joan Borysenko, provides a similar approach to looking at the stages of burnout in her 2011 book, “Fried: Why You Burn Out … [Read more...] about Am I heading for burnout?
Many of the clients that I meet with for burnout express that they find it difficult to sleep. Many have shared they have used alcohol as a coping mechanism for their burnout to knock themselves out at night, in desperation. … [Read more...] about Burnout: Should I use alcohol to help me cope?