• 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 |

    Best Psychotherapist Toronto

    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 |

    Best Psychotherapist Toronto

    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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 |

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    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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