PsychPlace has moved!

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. We have moved premises, and will reopen in Scarborough on July 2 2018. We will miss the early morning walks along the river as the sun rises, the mists on Wireless Hill, and our little old house from which we’ve run our practice with its beautiful More…

5 myths about marriage and romantic love Compiled by Lois M. Collins@loisco Published: Aug. 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. Myths abound in what people think they know about love and romantic relationships. Truth is, it’s a subject where fiction and misconception are pretty rampant, according to experts. View 2 Items Myths abound in what people think they know about More…

Why you shouldn’t want to always be happy It’s overrated. FRANK T. MCANDREW, THE CONVERSATION 14 AUG 2016   In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the centre of psychology research and theory. It continued a trend that began in the 1960s with humanistic and existential More…

When worries stop sleep and then you worry about not sleeping ABC Health & Wellbeing, By Cathy Johnson Posted 13 October 2016 at 10:07 am Can’t sleep? It’s better to think “I might be a bit tired tomorrow, but I’ll cope” than panic about it.   Being awake at an ungodly hour, your mind a tangle More…

How a mother’s voice shapes her baby’s brain

How a Mother’s Voice Shapes Her Baby’s Developing Brain BY KATE FEHLHABER ON 10/10/2016 It is now scientifically proven that most of us carry a mother’s voice in the neural patterns of our brain: bedtime stories, dinnertime conversation and the chatter we heard before birth identify us. A mother’s voice can soothe a child in stressful situations, reducing More…

Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health

Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health By Tori Rodriguez (Scientific American, May 1, 2013) A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. I am a bit unsettled, then, when in the midst More…

Even Soulmates Face Relationship Problems

Even Soulmates Face Relationship Problems Kyle Benson (June 8, 2016) Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner “perfect” by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the “perfect” partner. Here’s the truth: Every person is imperfect. You can’t make a person change. Therefore, you must love an More…

How to become your partner’s best friend

3 Straightforward Steps to a Relationship that Lasts   What does marriage have to do with leadership? If you are married, everything. Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage. Your marriage is a living example of what it is like to be in a close relationship with you. This More…