A Mindful Way Through Depression by Drs. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal, & Jon Kabat-Zinn – These authors talk about the research, strategies, and exercises that went into bringing mindfulness from ancient times into the present. The book also comes with a CD with mindfulness exercises.

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress
by Drs. John Teasdale, Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, & Jon Kabat-Zinn – Read and do what this book says daily over 8 weeks and you could be surprised at how much better you feel.

How to Practice the Way to a Meaningful Life by the Dalai Lama – Eminent guidance to mindfulness meditation without even trying.
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Dr. Shad Helmstetter – This easy to read book provides step-by-step guidelines to use mindfulness to change your thought patterns to what you want them to be.

Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson – This book for couples is about emotional conversations and how to have them without the demon dialogues getting in the way.

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Dr. Martin Seligman – This excellent book considers how to be happy in spite of our problems.

Getting Past the Affair by Douglas Snyder, Ph.D., Donald Baucom, Ph.D., & Kristina C. Gordon, Ph.D. – This book deals frankly with the needs of both parties, suggests conversations and letter-writing, and offers ways to recover trust.

Dawson Psychological Services

Dr. K.A. Dawson, Registered Psychologist (CPBC #1566)

Kim Dawson

1790 Barrie Road

Victoria, BC V8N2W7 Canada


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Do You Have Extended Health Benefits?

Most working folks have extended health benefits through their company. Contact your employer or your human resources department to find out what your benefit package will cover.

Have you been in a car accident?

Dr. Dawson is registered as a provider of mental health services through ICBC to provide counselling to those who are experiencing emotional trauma or losses associated with a motor vehicle accident. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, ask your physician to refer you to see Dr. Dawson. Make sure you have an ICBC claim number when you call for an appointment.

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Dr. Dawson is registered through the Provincial Crime Victim's Assistance Program to provide counselling for those who are experiencing losses or ongoing emotional trauma associated with a crime. If you have been a victim of a crime, contact your local RCMP Victim's Assistance program to get a claim number. Then make an appointment to see Dr. Dawson.