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Tiny Buddha ❤


Reframing the "whatifs" has been such a valuable tool in my life and in the life of students.

Here are some great examples from .

The book "The Whatifs" by Emily Kilgore is another great way to talk about this concept with kids!


Happy Sunday Everyone,

I just had two appointments become available this week:

Monday June 10th at 4pm

Wednesday June 12th at 3:30pm

If you are keen to book please email:
[email protected]


This is a great chart to share with parents or other educators.

It's a great reminder for me with my own kids!


Testing season is upon us. Here are some strategies from CounselorKeri to handle test anxiety, along with symptoms to help you recognize if your child is feeling it or not.


The OT Toolbox ❤️


When you were growing up were you taught:

1) Mistakes help you learn and grow

2) It is safe to feel all your many feelings… and even to cry.

3) You are not your feelings. You have feelings, but they do not have you. Feelings are not right or wrong —- they are data 💚 and we get to decide what we do with that information.

If not, join us and let us support you in Reparenting Yourself, because being “tough” aka numb to your feelings, is overrated.

Learn more:

Plus 6 Ways to Build Resilience in Kids:


Hello Everyone,

I just had a last minute opening become available tomorrow, Friday June 7th, at 2:15pm. If you are keen to book please call or email my office manager, Andy.

[email protected]


With dysregulation, thinking and behavior can get erratic. Tantrums erupt. Crying gets loud - or aggressive.

⚡️Emotions can suddenly flare, flooding the body with adrenaline and leaving us in a fight/flight response. Other times it can leave us clumsy or scattered. Guarded or reactive.

In that moment, children cannot follow instructions or requests to tell what happened.

Here are some things you can do to ground them.
1. Move close.
2. Hold a hand or a shoulder.
3. Get down to their level.
4. Hold the space for a beat.
5. Use just a few words. "I'm here." or "This is hard," is plenty.
6. Avoid asking for explanations or about feelings in the moment
7. Listen, if a child has things to say, without disrupting if possible.
8. Hold the thought they they are a good kid having a hard time.

This strategy helps to support a child through their full arc of emotional expression.

Keep at it and you will see that your own calm, close and warm attention anchors the child and they can co-regulate with you.

Listening to a child like this helps their bodies learn what they need to feel centered and giving them an outlet shifts the feelings and emotions behind dysregulation.
This approach has been used by educators, therapists, counsellors and parents all over the world.


Recognize school refusal or a struggling student in your child. Child Mind Institute offers tips for parents on how to get kids back in class.


What's your biggest social anxiety struggle?
Mine is overthinking conversations after the fact and convincing myself that everything I said was wrong or cringy.


Something to always keep in mind 💜


Big Life Journal ❤️


We will never get rid of their anxiety but we don’t need to. Anxiety is a feeling, not a truth. It can be a persuasive little beast, but it isn’t always accurate. In fact, it rarely is. Too often, it sends out warning signals that feel like stop signs. The important message for our young ones (all of us) is this: ‘You don’t need to wait for your anxiety to go away before you do hard things, because even when you feel so anxious, and so small, there will be more brave inside you than you will ever need. The greatest truth of it all my darling, is that even when you feel anxious, you can do brave.’♥️


Hello Everyone,

I just had a last minute opening become available for Monday May 27th at 12:15pm. If you are keen to book please email [email protected]


Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for an appointment I just had a last minute opening for tomorrow, Friday May 24th, at 11:45am. To book please contact my office manager, Andy.

Phone: 780-756-6551
Email: [email protected]


"Today was a Difficult Day," said Pooh.
There was a pause.
"Do you want to talk about it?" asked Piglet.
"No," said Pooh after a bit. "No, I don't think I do."
"That's okay," said Piglet, and he came and sat beside his friend.
"What are you doing?" asked Pooh.
"Nothing, really," said Piglet. "Only, I know what Difficult Days are like. I quite often don't feel like talking about it on my Difficult Days either.
"But goodness," continued Piglet, "Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you. And I'll always be here for you, Pooh."
And as Pooh sat there, working through in his head his Difficult Day, while the solid, reliable Piglet sat next to him quietly, swinging his little legs...he thought that his best friend had never been more right."
A.A. Milne


The Gottman Institute ❤


Suite 506, 8215/112 Street
Edmonton, AB

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 9pm
Tuesday 1pm - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 7:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm




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