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When I’m doing psychological counselling with clients, I keep concepts and principles from the following resources in mind. 

Mindfulness and Relaxation

To best achieve your goals during psychological counselling, it is recommended to do some form of mindfulness or relaxation practice twice daily. Research has shown the regular practice of mindfulness improves mood and reduces anxiety. Along with a background on mindful practices, these websites provide examples of recordings you can use at home.

Cultivating 9 Mindful Attitudes with Jon Kabat-Zin

The new BREATHR app is available now! I use this app myself, an excellent free app with several mindfulness exercises and guided meditations.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre – A wonderful set of guided mindfulness exercises created by Dr. Vo, pediatrician, and Dr. Locke, psychiatrist, both at BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver

UCLA’s Mindfulness Research Awareness Center

The River of Time” is a calming video based on Phillip Zimbardo’s theory of “Time Perspective Therapy


Working Through or Overcoming Trauma

Here is a powerpoint presentation about Overcoming Trauma. Dr. Dawson gave this presentation as part of BC Psychological Association’s Psychology Month, February, 2017.

BC Psychological Association fact-sheet about Posttraumatic Stress


The Benefits of Vulnerability

Brene Brown ted-talk  – One of the top five most viewed TED talks. Dare to live greatly, Brown says. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”