Catherine Lauber, MDiv, MA, RP, CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
As a professional in a highly stressful, fast paced job, I found myself trying to use the force of willpower alone, to push through some pretty serious health symptoms. I was tired all the time and I felt cranky, frustrated and overwhelmed. I could not concentrate on what I was doing and I lost my ability to plan and strategize (key components of my profession). Increased levels of anxiety, and then depression, were clear signs that my mental health needed a boost. But I felt ashamed for being weak, and I was afraid that others would judge me and treat me differently if I asked for help.
Gillian Inksetter, MA, RP
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist
It was through my own journey of overcoming paralyzing fear, that I have come to find my passion for working with couples and families. I had been working in social services for 20 years and after struggling with working 70 hours a week, trying to manage opposing obligations between my employer and the two boards that I was serving, I was constantly feeling that I was never good enough.
Pamela Kesselring, RHN, NNCP
So what the heck happened to turn my 10-year mess into a success?