Can you Accept a Compliment?

Can you Accept a Compliment?

Many of us find the seemingly straight-forward act of accepting a compliment so damn difficult, without really understanding why. If this sounds familiar, you are definitely not alone, and I’d like to help you begin to accept the love and care that a compliment is...

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Why Grief Hurts So Much

Why Grief Hurts So Much

,   Today I'm going to talk to you a bit about why grief hurts so much and what you can expect from the pain of grief over time using a really lovely and simple analogy that a lot of my clients have found helpful. Now, grief is a universal human experience. We...

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Pills Or No Pills? Considering Medication for Eating Disorders

Pills Or No Pills? Considering Medication for Eating Disorders

Medication for eating disorders is an option that is sometimes suggested when you seek help. However, you may wonder which approach is best – psychological therapy, drugs, or both? You may have some fears about medications used in treating mental health problems. Some...

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My Favourite Grounding Technique: 5-4-3-2-1

My Favourite Grounding Technique: 5-4-3-2-1

  [Read the transcript below] Hi there, it's Dr. Courtney Raspin. Today I want to teach you my favourite grounding technique. It's quick, it's simple, it's easy to remember, and so I like to teach it to my clients very early on in therapy. Now grounding is...

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Letters to My Eating Disorder

Letters to My Eating Disorder

At the start of therapy, we often ask our clients to personify their eating struggles and write "letters to my eating disorder" as both ‘friend’ and ‘enemy’. This creative exercise is a great way of helping clients better understand not only their attitudes towards...

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Why You Don’t Need to Lose Weight For Your Holiday

Why You Don’t Need to Lose Weight For Your Holiday

  [Read the transcript below] Hi there, it's Dr. Courtney Raspin. Today, I want to talk to you a bit about why it is a really bad idea to try and go on some crash diet to lose three to five pounds, so that you think that you're going to feel so much better in a...

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Summer and Your Set Point Weight

Summer and Your Set Point Weight

The sun comes out and bikini body images are everywhere. These images are often created to increase our body dissatisfaction and drive revenue for the diet industry (see our vlog Are You Watching Bulimic Porn?). Unfortunately, they often succeed in their quest and we...

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How to Improve Your Body Image

How to Improve Your Body Image

  [Read the transcript below]   Hi there, it's Dr. Courtney Raspin here, and it's Mental Health Awareness Week. This year's theme is body image, and it couldn't be more important than now to address this because we know that so many people struggle with body...

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How Much Therapy Do You Need?

How Much Therapy Do You Need?

How much therapy do you need to help you to feel better? Is one session enough to help you, or should you decide to see a therapist over a longer period? The duration of therapy varies greatly depending upon your presenting difficulties, personal goals, and the...

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