Let’s Get Growing: Setting SMART Goals for your Mental Health

You probably already know something about goal setting. After all, you can set goals for almost every part of your life. We have goals for work, for our money, and for our lifestyle. A goal can be as simple as deciding to clean your bathroom or as complex as creating a savings plan to buy […]

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Let’s Get Growing: Adopting a Growth Mindset for Your Mental Health

Here at Kells, we understand that everybody has mental health. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA; 2020) says that mental health is:   “…a state of well-being, and we all have it. Just like we each have a state of physical health, we also each have our mental health to look after.  It’s not just about […]

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Holiday Self-Care Guide

Why is self-care important during the holidays? The holiday season can be a special time. We can spend time with the people we love and celebrate the year gone by. This special time can also come with more responsibilities, like cooking, cleaning, shopping, and hosting family visits. All these extra tasks can feel like extra […]

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Be Your Own Bestie

Be Your Own Best Friend This week here at Tips and Tools, we’re inviting you to a night out! No, sadly not an in-person night out. A night out with yourself, and your inner bestie. Put on your pajamas, grab a snack, and get started on being your own best friend. This activity is adapted […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen

Think back to the last time you talked to your teenager. How did it go? Sometimes, it can feel like your child turned 13, disappeared into their bedroom, and never came out. We become safari sightseers in our own home, waiting for sightings of the family teen when they emerge to grab snacks or leave […]

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Starting Somewhere: Your First Appointment at Kells

No matter what brings you to therapy, we want you to know that you are not alone. We hear you, and we want you to succeed. Choosing to come to therapy is a brave choice. We want to make sure your first appointment is a welcoming experience. Your First Contact When you phone or email […]

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You Are Not Alone

I’m useless… I’m losing it… It’s never going to get better… I can’t change…. It’s too late…   Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? Life is hard. Every day can be a new challenge, and COVID does not make things easier. We want to say to the world, “I am so tired.” But, tomorrow, […]

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National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

“My view is that reconciliation is a way of life and requires work every day.”  – Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, Canada’s first Indigenous Governor-General.   At Kells, we honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today, we reflect on the harm caused to our Indigenous peoples by residential schools. We acknowledge the travesty of […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

Today at Kells Counselling we are honouring World Suicide Prevention Day. If you or a loved one is struggling, please know that you are not alone. Check in with each other, reach out, and stay safe. If you need help please contact:  Edmonton Distress Line: 780 482 HELP (4357) Access 24/7: 780 424 2424  The […]

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