Return to School in the Time of Covid-19

Posted by Alyson Jones.

The return to school this September is unlike anything we have seen or experienced before.  There is always some anxiety for children as they return to school – but in the time of Covid-19 the anxiety of both parents and children are at an all time high. 

Here are some tips on how to handle the transition back to school during this unusual and unprecedented year. 

Talking to Children about Racism

Posted by Alyson Jones.

We need to be proactive and talk with our children about racism, protests, and riots. The death of George Floyd has impacted us all.  Covid-19 created a time of unexpressed feelings and fears for many, and now a wave of grief and frustration has arisen after the heartbreaking murder of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer was caught on tape and broadcast across the world. 

Dealing with Anxiety as we Emerge out of the Covid-19 Cocoon

Posted by Alyson Jones.

After months of isolation we are beginning to emerge again.  The patios are beginning to open and many of us are vying for appointments with our hairdresser.  Transit and traffic are getting busier, and the hustle and bustle is just beginning again.  Some of us are excited about the return of valued services and social opportunities while others are fearful and mourn the loss of our quiet and reflective time.  This is a time of embracing restored freedoms and dealing with anxious feelings about what will come next.   

15 Tips To Adjust as the Covid-19 Reality Deepens

Posted by Alyson Jones.

We are all feeling the wear and tear of almost two months of self-isolation and our new Coivd-19 reality. Although we understand there is value in our family time and important lessons to learn – we are all still feeling an exhaustion and a wish for things to be back to normal.  Things will never be normal in the way they were before – but as humans we will find ways to adapt and bounce back from this challenge.

Here are some tips on how to mange your relationship, your work and your family in this new Covid-19 reality.

Supported Individuals and Diversity During the Times of Covid-19

Posted by Salley-Ann Ross.

Our world is in a unique shared space. During this time of COVID, there are no differences or preferences. The diversity within us actually has merged into a realm that is equal to all humankind. During this time of isolation, this arena can be even more exacerbated for Supported Individuals. Few things to consider are the following: remote support, expansion of consent in counselling, mindfulness and appropriate psycho-education; limits and considerations.