The Epsylio blog

Choosing a therapist

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In a previous post, I offered you some food for thought regarding the right time to see a therapist. If you decided to go for it, good job! That takes a lot of courage. Now that you've made your choice, you have a few not-so-easy steps to take before your first appointment. Here is a series of posts meant to help demystify the process by explaining what you can expect once you’ve decided to seek the help of a therapist.

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Knowing How to Listen

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How many times have you felt powerless when faced with the suffering of another person? How many times have you looked for the right thing to say, the right gesture, or the right attitude? How do you cheer someone up without seeming dismissive, or show your compassion without being over the top?

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Shining a light of kindness

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September 10, 2018, will be the 16th World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme is Working Together to Prevent Suicide. As you may already know, this theme strikes a chord with me on both a personal and professional level. Last year I talked about my experience as a mother dealing with a child in distress. I believe that every challenge helps us grow, leads us forward and opens us to new possibilities. I have had the opportunity to use that experience in my work and to transform a challenge into an achievement.

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When is the Right Moment to See a Mental Health Professional?

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This May 7-13 is the 67th Mental Health Week and this year’s theme is “Take Action to Find Meaning.” For the occasion, we at Optania decided to talk about psychotherapy, which is a great way to help find meaning in our choices, our behaviour and our emotions, and also to take care of ourselves and our mental health.

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Suicide: When a Whole Being Cries Out Pain

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This year, as part of the 28th National Suicide Prevention Week, the Association québécoise de la prévention du suicide and its partners are deploying the whole new awareness campaign under the theme "Talking About Suicide Saves Lives".

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