• How COVID-19 Is Affecting My Clients

    By Jim Squire Psychotherapy |

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    The coronavirus pandemic has caught us all by surprise and changed our day to day lives significantly. It has meant that trips to the doctor or hospital for healthcare check-ups have been placed on hold due to the lockdown.

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  • What Makes Jim Squire Psychotherapy Stand Out

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’re looking for more information about Jim Squire Psychotherapy, you’ve come to the right place.

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  • What is Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy or EFIT

    By Jim Squire Psychotherapy |

    Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy or EFIT is a variation of the highly successful Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFIT was developed by Dr Sue Johnson who received the order of Canada for her ground breaking work in psychology and research on bonding and love. EFIT is influenced by attachment theory and the premise we are all hard wired to connect and the quality of those connections dramatically influences our well being. EFIT focuses on understanding the underlying emotions that drive behaviour and therefore helps us understand why we get stuck in certain patterns or repeat patterns that interfere with having the…

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  • What is Emotional Intelligence or EQ?

    By Jim Squire Psychotherapy |

    Most of us are familiar with IQ but not everyone is as familiar with EQ or emotional intelligence. EQ is considered much more important than IQ in working well with others such as managing groups or maintaining relationships. Emotional intelligence is basically the ability to perceive others emotional states and self-awareness of your own including the ability to manage or self-regulate emotions which is an invaluable skill. Many people with high IQs are successful but often have difficulty connecting with others whereas those with high EQs are the opposite. In my experience people that have success in certain areas of…

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  • Making New Year's Goals? This Will Help you Succeed!

    By Jim Squire Psychotherapy |

    There is a lot being written about how to succeed with goals at this time of year so much so that it almost seems like the topic is exhausted. However I am writing about an area that I believe can help you succeed and it isn't talked about as much. I'm referring to the attitude that we approach ourselves while striving to achieve goals. In my years of experience the more open and forgiving we are to a set back has a lot to do with whether we will succeed with our goals. Everyone for the most part has a…

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  • Am I Addicted?

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    How Much is too Much? All of us from time to time over-indulge but if it becomes a pattern we can find it impacting our life negatively. Frequent over-indulging is usually a way of coping, the question is often why am I feeling the need to escape? In fact, addiction put simply is a way or coping (or escaping) pain or discomfort although because it's unhealthy we call it maladaptive coping. There is no set quantity or frequency that signals a problem, we know its a problem when it impacts our life negatively. For example our relationships, health or finances are suffering…

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  • Why Am I So Negative?

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

      You’re not alone if you feel that your brain tends to focus on the negative more, in fact everyone struggles with this to some degree. Research has shown that our brain responds more frequently to stimuli it deems negative and that it has a greater sensitivity to anything negative.  There is a theory referred to as negative evolutionary bias which states those that have a brain that focuses more on the negative tended to survive longer and therefore had a greater opportunity to procreate and pass on their genes. I often explain it to clients that one of the…

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  • Owner Spotlight: Jim Squire

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

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    I’m Jim Squire, proud owner of Jim Squire Psychotherapy.

    I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

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  • Announcing The New Website

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

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    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

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  • New Website Under Construction

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

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    New Website Coming Soon!

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  • Why am I so Critical of Myself?

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    We all have a critical voice to varying degrees which shuts down most ideas and is very judgmental and critical when we make any type of mistake ...

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  • Improved Mental Health through Exposure to Nature

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    Research has shown exposure to nature or proximity to green spaces leads to reduced depression ...

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  • The Five A's of Love

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    David Richo a well respected psychotherapist and author has described the five essential elements of love ...

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  • Is the Route to Happiness Self-acceptance?

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    We are inundated with images and messages that happiness is something we acquire ...

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  • Making New Year Goals? This Will Help you Succeed

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    Best Psychotherapist Toronto

    There is a lot being written about how to succeed with goals at this time of year so much so that it almost seems like the topic is exhausted ...

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  • How do I become a More Authentic Person?

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    All of of us have moments when we are not authentic usually when we try and adapt to a specific environment or social setting ...

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  • Attunement is a Key Ingredient in Healthy Relationships

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    Emotional bonding is a basic need of all humans and is even necessary for survival ...

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  • What is Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT?

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT was co-developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and is based on the scientific study of human bonding, adult love and attachment theory ...

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  • Emotional Intelligence Explained

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    Most of us are familiar with IQ but not everyone is as familiar with EQ or emotional intelligence ...

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  • Your Anger problem is probably not about anger

    By Jim Squire MDiv RP |

    Anger is an intense emotion that signals something is wrong, anger has many positive benefits but can also lead us to do and say things we regret ...

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