Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services

Embracing Empowerment Counselling Services A #MentalHealth Service providing, in person, by phone & virtual EECS-ETherapy®. Empowering through evidence based therapeutic practices ; proactive planning & lived experiences , while helping & guiding people to grow into strong & resilient selves.

The importance of understanding that we are not alone in the process of our own mental health. Admission of needing the help may not come easy, but your voice, is your open door to hope, compassion, and healing. #GetLouderOnMentalHealth

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We are so hard on ourselves. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life, at the grief that softened you; at the hearta...
07/26/2021

We are so hard on ourselves. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life, at the grief that softened you; at the heartaches that widened you; and at the suffering that strengthened you.
Despite everything, you are still growing, be proud of this!

You Are Not Alone!

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

We are so hard on ourselves. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life, at the grief that softened you; at the heartaches that widened you; and at the suffering that strengthened you.
Despite everything, you are still growing, be proud of this!

You Are Not Alone!

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Self care isn’t always about bubble baths, spa days, it’s more about giving yourself a break from all the chaos that cam...
07/24/2021

Self care isn’t always about bubble baths, spa days, it’s more about giving yourself a break from all the chaos that came with Covid as we try to re-enter into our outside world again

Allow yourself to breathe.

Allow yourself to leave the news and debates behind.

Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling.

Allow yourself the time to let go of the things that feel or felt heavy.

We are not designed to always hustle our lives away.

We are designed to give ourselves permission to break. We are not robots. We are human!

#InternationalSelfCareDay
#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Self care isn’t always about bubble baths, spa days, it’s more about giving yourself a break from all the chaos that came with Covid as we try to re-enter into our outside world again

Allow yourself to breathe.

Allow yourself to leave the news and debates behind.

Allow yourself to feel what you are feeling.

Allow yourself the time to let go of the things that feel or felt heavy.

We are not designed to always hustle our lives away.

We are designed to give ourselves permission to break. We are not robots. We are human!

#InternationalSelfCareDay
#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

We cannot heal if we pretend nothing happened to us. Trauma changes people. Period.Our responses will dictate how we are...
07/23/2021

We cannot heal if we pretend nothing happened to us.

Trauma changes people. Period.

Our responses will dictate how we are doing and how it allows us to process the pain.

No one kind of response is wrong, yet you deserve to heal from all of it.

We will continue to provide the following numbers every Friday, for anyone out there to know :
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Ottawa Distress Centre -613-238-3311

TeleHealth:+1-866-797-0000

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line at 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) chat.ysb.ca (24/7)

Kids Help Phone tel:1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Chat sms:686868

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Toronto Distress Line 416-408-4357

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

First Responders 24/7 Peer Support living in Ontario (Boots On The Ground): 1-833-677-2668

Su***de PreventionHotline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Su***de Prevention Services :1-833-456-4566.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

We cannot heal if we pretend nothing happened to us.

Trauma changes people. Period.

Our responses will dictate how we are doing and how it allows us to process the pain.

No one kind of response is wrong, yet you deserve to heal from all of it.

We will continue to provide the following numbers every Friday, for anyone out there to know :
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Ottawa Distress Centre -613-238-3311

TeleHealth:+1-866-797-0000

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line at 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) chat.ysb.ca (24/7)

Kids Help Phone tel:1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Chat sms:686868

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Toronto Distress Line 416-408-4357

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

First Responders 24/7 Peer Support living in Ontario (Boots On The Ground): 1-833-677-2668

Su***de PreventionHotline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Su***de Prevention Services :1-833-456-4566.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

A beautiful article from Kids Help Phone on why it can be challenging in reaching out for help. That is why we continue ...
07/22/2021
Understanding why it can be hard to reach out for help - Kids Help Phone

A beautiful article from Kids Help Phone on why it can be challenging in reaching out for help.
That is why we continue to say while you reach out we will simultaneously reach in.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Kids Help Phone shares information and first-hand stories aboutcommon barriers that prevent people from reaching out formental health support.

We are sharing a beautiful insight from our CEO, Parul Shah around spoon theory and how it can help someone preserve the...
07/22/2021

We are sharing a beautiful insight from our CEO, Parul Shah around spoon theory and how it can help someone preserve themselves from being triggered within their own trauma or someone else’s.

“So What’s spoon theory?

1 out of 10 Canadians have thought of su***de since the pandemic started. That means suicidal ideation is up at 40 percent since March! (CMHA study )

Cause of concern?! Absolutely!

Students anxiousness, depression has increased to the point the word failure can outweigh the good .

Frontline workers are working endlessly without a break in sight.

First responders are scrutinized for how they operate every day on how they do their job pre - during and most likely post pandemic.

Parents are not trained to teach their kids school work - yet the responsibility has been solely on their shoulders.

Small businesses are closing shop and years of building a business - just vanished . Rebuilding may be nearly impossible.

So how do we explain to someone who doesn’t understand why we choose to keep things to a minimum?

In comes - THE SPOON THEORY

Spoon theory was developed in the early 2000’s by a woman named Christine Miserandino. She created this analogy to show her friend the energy it takes up when she is doing a task that may look minimal to another person.

Spoon theory is a personalized energy timer more for those who may not understand the individuals struggle.

So for example , if Joe had 6 spoons in his day, and to keep in mind he struggles with depression, PTSI. Joe wakes up and brushes his teeth , some days for that task, one spoon is taken away. So now Joe has 5 spoons. Joe decided to gather his strength to mow the lawn. Joe used 2 spoons for that task. Joe watches the news and is getting angry of the injustice . Joe used rest of his spoons.

Joe is exhausted.

A personalized visual description provides two guidances: for one who is struggling on how to manage their mental health and recognize limits and boundaries and the other is to physically show to those who are not struggling how energy may not always look like.

As a Trauma Therapist - I often use this theory , to manage energy, and create healthy boundaries and limitations.

Most mental health ailments are invisible. Many May look at someone and say “ wow!…they got it made!”. But in reality it may have taken all their spoons to enter into a grocery store, attend a zoom meeting; re-integrating into the world opening up post-pandemic; taking out the garbage; hearing someone’s struggles; to go out for dinner; to go onto social media.

So please be kind to another. You never know that a kind word or gesture may have preserved a spoon for someone.-Parul Shah MSP, RSW”

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

We are sharing a beautiful insight from our CEO, Parul Shah around spoon theory and how it can help someone preserve themselves from being triggered within their own trauma or someone else’s.

“So What’s spoon theory?

1 out of 10 Canadians have thought of su***de since the pandemic started. That means suicidal ideation is up at 40 percent since March! (CMHA study )

Cause of concern?! Absolutely!

Students anxiousness, depression has increased to the point the word failure can outweigh the good .

Frontline workers are working endlessly without a break in sight.

First responders are scrutinized for how they operate every day on how they do their job pre - during and most likely post pandemic.

Parents are not trained to teach their kids school work - yet the responsibility has been solely on their shoulders.

Small businesses are closing shop and years of building a business - just vanished . Rebuilding may be nearly impossible.

So how do we explain to someone who doesn’t understand why we choose to keep things to a minimum?

In comes - THE SPOON THEORY

Spoon theory was developed in the early 2000’s by a woman named Christine Miserandino. She created this analogy to show her friend the energy it takes up when she is doing a task that may look minimal to another person.

Spoon theory is a personalized energy timer more for those who may not understand the individuals struggle.

So for example , if Joe had 6 spoons in his day, and to keep in mind he struggles with depression, PTSI. Joe wakes up and brushes his teeth , some days for that task, one spoon is taken away. So now Joe has 5 spoons. Joe decided to gather his strength to mow the lawn. Joe used 2 spoons for that task. Joe watches the news and is getting angry of the injustice . Joe used rest of his spoons.

Joe is exhausted.

A personalized visual description provides two guidances: for one who is struggling on how to manage their mental health and recognize limits and boundaries and the other is to physically show to those who are not struggling how energy may not always look like.

As a Trauma Therapist - I often use this theory , to manage energy, and create healthy boundaries and limitations.

Most mental health ailments are invisible. Many May look at someone and say “ wow!…they got it made!”. But in reality it may have taken all their spoons to enter into a grocery store, attend a zoom meeting; re-integrating into the world opening up post-pandemic; taking out the garbage; hearing someone’s struggles; to go out for dinner; to go onto social media.

So please be kind to another. You never know that a kind word or gesture may have preserved a spoon for someone.-Parul Shah MSP, RSW”

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Our Monday Mental Health Check Ins, are not only for Mondays . It is also to share that check ins, must occur every sing...
07/19/2021

Our Monday Mental Health Check Ins, are not only for Mondays . It is also to share that check ins, must occur every single day within ourselves.

Being part of a proactive mental health service allows you to seek help and guidance no matter how you feel.

You don’t have to feel your struggling to matter! You matter regardless what emotion you’re in!

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Our Monday Mental Health Check Ins, are not only for Mondays . It is also to share that check ins, must occur every single day within ourselves.

Being part of a proactive mental health service allows you to seek help and guidance no matter how you feel.

You don’t have to feel your struggling to matter! You matter regardless what emotion you’re in!

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

It is quite unfortunate in the time where many need guidance to their mental health struggles that there are therapists ...
07/18/2021
How to Spot an Unethical Therapist

It is quite unfortunate in the time where many need guidance to their mental health struggles that there are therapists out there who unethically provide help.

We are sharing an article and will continue to share how you as a client can protect yourself for knowing you have every right to ask therapist questions.

You can always check their regulated college website to ensure they are actively in good standing. Suspension can mean a variety of things like not paying annual dues to misconduct. It’s okay to ask the college administrator the reasons of suspension.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Due to the intimate nature of the therapist-client relationship, it is easy for it to go off track and become unhealthy. However, if this happens then keep in mind that it is not your fault. It is the therapist's responsibility to maintain...

A kind reminder that when we are all not the same, how we respond to traumatic events, incidents, scenes- will also be d...
07/16/2021

A kind reminder that when we are all not the same, how we respond to traumatic events, incidents, scenes- will also be different.

Not one response to trauma is created equal.

So be gentle with yourself. We are healing along with you.

We will continue to provide the following numbers every Friday, for anyone out there to know :
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Ottawa Distress Centre -613-238-3311

TeleHealth:+1-866-797-0000

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line at 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) chat.ysb.ca (24/7)

Kids Help Phone tel:1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Chat sms:686868

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Toronto Distress Line 416-408-4357

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

First Responders 24/7 Peer Support living in Ontario (Boots On The Ground): 1-833-677-2668

Su***de PreventionHotline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Su***de Prevention Services :1-833-456-4566.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

A kind reminder that when we are all not the same, how we respond to traumatic events, incidents, scenes- will also be different.

Not one response to trauma is created equal.

So be gentle with yourself. We are healing along with you.

We will continue to provide the following numbers every Friday, for anyone out there to know :
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Ottawa Distress Centre -613-238-3311

TeleHealth:+1-866-797-0000

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line at 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) chat.ysb.ca (24/7)

Kids Help Phone tel:1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Chat sms:686868

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Toronto Distress Line 416-408-4357

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

First Responders 24/7 Peer Support living in Ontario (Boots On The Ground): 1-833-677-2668

Su***de PreventionHotline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Su***de Prevention Services :1-833-456-4566.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

As we embark Stage 3 in Ontario tomorrow, we share the insides of what “pandemic trauma” truly is. And yes, there is suc...
07/15/2021

As we embark Stage 3 in Ontario tomorrow, we share the insides of what “pandemic trauma” truly is. And yes, there is such as thing.

Pandemic trauma is a collective trauma based theory. As trauma itself deals with an individual, collective trauma deals with a whole society at one time.

Collective trauma not only changes us as a society as a whole, it creates changes on our memory and how we think.

Shared lived experiences on a global level brought us into grief, loss, anger, isolation, anxiety, depression, insomnia. As a collective we experienced all of this within the same time frame.

And with that, our society as a whole will never be the same it was once was in 2019.

Trauma changes people . Period.

For the next week or so, we will be sharing more insight about collective trauma, pandemic trauma and how we can manage through as we hold on to hope that life can involve face to face, hugs and basic human connection in our world once again.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

As we embark Stage 3 in Ontario tomorrow, we share the insides of what “pandemic trauma” truly is. And yes, there is such as thing.

Pandemic trauma is a collective trauma based theory. As trauma itself deals with an individual, collective trauma deals with a whole society at one time.

Collective trauma not only changes us as a society as a whole, it creates changes on our memory and how we think.

Shared lived experiences on a global level brought us into grief, loss, anger, isolation, anxiety, depression, insomnia. As a collective we experienced all of this within the same time frame.

And with that, our society as a whole will never be the same it was once was in 2019.

Trauma changes people . Period.

For the next week or so, we will be sharing more insight about collective trauma, pandemic trauma and how we can manage through as we hold on to hope that life can involve face to face, hugs and basic human connection in our world once again.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Remembering that trauma doesn’t always create an official post traumatic stress disorder diagnosis , but it does create ...
07/12/2021

Remembering that trauma doesn’t always create an official post traumatic stress disorder diagnosis , but it does create a space where we can become hyper-aware, hyper sensitive, hyper vigilant. With this it makes us feel either to flight, fight, freeze or fawn around our thinking and our emotions.

Therefore no matter how severe or minor your trauma is or was , it’s still trauma and it’s still very valid.

We continue to provide trauma trained and informed therapy.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Remembering that trauma doesn’t always create an official post traumatic stress disorder diagnosis , but it does create a space where we can become hyper-aware, hyper sensitive, hyper vigilant. With this it makes us feel either to flight, fight, freeze or fawn around our thinking and our emotions.

Therefore no matter how severe or minor your trauma is or was , it’s still trauma and it’s still very valid.

We continue to provide trauma trained and informed therapy.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Remember that our emotions carry a story. A story that sometimes hurts us, pains us, worries us, angers us. Yet, when we...
07/09/2021

Remember that our emotions carry a story. A story that sometimes hurts us, pains us, worries us, angers us.

Yet, when we ignore the story behind it, we neglect ourselves the path to healing even when the story is so challenging to explain.

Remember you always had control over your story.

We will continue to provide the following numbers every Friday, for anyone out there to know :
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Ottawa Distress Centre -613-238-3311

TeleHealth:+1-866-797-0000

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line at 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) chat.ysb.ca (24/7)

Kids Help Phone tel:1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Chat sms:686868

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Toronto Distress Line 416-408-4357

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

First Responders 24/7 Peer Support living in Ontario (Boots On The Ground): 1-833-677-2668

Su***de PreventionHotline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Su***de Prevention Services :1-833-456-4566.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

Remember that our emotions carry a story. A story that sometimes hurts us, pains us, worries us, angers us.

Yet, when we ignore the story behind it, we neglect ourselves the path to healing even when the story is so challenging to explain.

Remember you always had control over your story.

We will continue to provide the following numbers every Friday, for anyone out there to know :
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!! Ottawa Distress Centre -613-238-3311

TeleHealth:+1-866-797-0000

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line at 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (Eastern Ontario) chat.ysb.ca (24/7)

Kids Help Phone tel:1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Chat sms:686868

Indian Residential School Survivors Society Crisis Line 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Toronto Distress Line 416-408-4357

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366

First Responders 24/7 Peer Support living in Ontario (Boots On The Ground): 1-833-677-2668

Su***de PreventionHotline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Su***de Prevention Services :1-833-456-4566.

#GetLouderOnMentalHealth

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The importance of understanding that we are not alone in the process of our own mental health. Admission of needing the help may not come easy, but your voice, is your open door to hope, compassion, and healing. With our 20 years of experience in Mental Health,and working with individuals and families, whether in Frontline or the general public, we believe that lending a hand, a listening ear and a compassionate heart sends a very powerful message - YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We continue to provide many forms of therapy for a variety of Mental Health challenges. We are now introducing An Online ETherapy, a secured PHIPA(HIPAA) platform where connecting with a Mental Health Professional, in comforts of your own environment. With no wait times, Our Free 30 Minute Mental Health consults, Online Registration, Scheduling and Quick Assessment Questionnaire are at your fingertips!

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