When Your Friend is Suffering….

When Your Friend is Suffering….

Do Not Say:

  • “I know how you feel” – as close as you may be, you don’t.
  • “This is God’s plan” – Can be confusing, unhelpful or enraging.
  • “If you need anything, give me a call” – puts undue pressure on the one already suffering. Just do it.
  • Saying nothing – probably the worst, most painful.

The Friendship Fix, Andrea Bonior PHD.

Meet our Therapist Derek Yee

Derek Yee Registered Social Worker

Derek believes that connection and comfort are the best predictors of success and that his clients are the experts of their own lives. Derek prides himself on the connections he builds with his clients and the outcomes his approach brings. He uses humor and a gentle style which focuses on solutions.

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Seeking Advice

We often fail to seek advice because it makes us look bad or less than. The research reports the contrary. When we seek advice people are flattered that you think so well of them. So in fact, being asked for advice is flattering and it increases their self-confidence. In other words, others think you were smart to ask them because they are so smart. But, the seeker must be certain that the person they are seeking advice from does know the answer or else the results backfire.
Conclusion: Seek advice, just ensure the person you ask thinks they know the topic.

Scientific American Mind, Page 26. March/April 2015

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Meet our Therapist Angela Stern

Angela Stern Registered Psychologist, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., M.EdAngela has been working with children, youth and families, providing counselling services for over 25 years. She has extensively worked with children and their families through both PPC and the school system in Saskatoon.

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Meet our Therapist Cindy Pellerin

Cindy Pellerin Registered Psychologist, M.Ed., B.Ed., B.F.A.

Cindy believes in the power of searching for strengths and resiliency to build hope. She has been in the industry for the past 18 years and her style has incorporated a variety of approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems and Solution Focused. Cindy is a visual artist and encourages personal expression through various forms of art!


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Meet Our Therapist Jill Christensen

Jill Christensen Registered Social Worker, MSW. RSW. BA.

Jill believes that everyday life presents itself with challenges and transitions and during these times, we need support and guidance to achieve relief from a situation or state of being, as well as compassion and understanding. She believes that the human connection is essential in therapy and that it’s an honor to help people reach their potential.

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Meet our therapist Rachel Subchyshyn

Rachel Subchyshyn Canadian Certified Counsellor, B.A., M.EdRachel’s been working in a private and school setting for over 13 years with children, youth and adults. She has experience working in the areas of anxiety, eating disorders, depression, trauma and grief! Listening to her client’s stories and learning about their personal journeys is what Rachel likes most about her job.

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Happiness Research on $

Spend on experiences not goods: Buying tickets for an activity leads to more happiness than getting a receipt for an item. Experiences apparently involve social relationships that goods can never provide; planning an expenditure grants more happiness than a random purchase.

Delaying gratification pumps up dopamine, a neurotransmitter that causes wellbeing. Dismiss, the now, postpone for later and watch your wellbeing grow.

Scientific American Mind, July/August 2015, p. 9

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