Ideas/Events

  • Two Effective Parent Group meetings coming up in November!

    November 12, 2012

    “…building a high-trust relationship has a significant impact on the satisfaction of both parents and teens during those challenging years and also on the character those children develop and on the kind of parents, employees, and citizens they become.”—Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust Wednesday, November 14, 7-9 p.m.: Building Trust in the Family. Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parenting Group, Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.

    October 10, 2012

    Hello Friends. The next parenting group will be the last Thursday of October. The theme of the group will be “Attached Parenting: What Is It and How to Do It” I will discuss some concepts of Attachment Theory as well as give an overview of many helpful tips on the creation and maintenance of emotional Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parenting Group, Thursday Oct. 4th: Motivational Interviewing

    October 1, 2012

    Hello Friends. The Effective Parenting Group this Thursday (7-9 p.m.) will focus on Motivational Interviewing. I have covered this topic before, but a refresher is always beneficial, right? Please let me know if you plan on attending. Fee is $20 per person. What’s Motivational Interviewing?“Motivational Interviewing is a communication approach that focuses on exploring and Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parenting Group, Thursday, Sept. 20th, 7-9 p.m.

    September 5, 2012

    Hello Friends. I will be staring up the group again on Thursday, September 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. This group session will revisit some of my regular concepts regarding effective communication with teens/young adults as well as a brief review/discussion of the recent book by Madeline Levine, PhD., Teach Your Children Well. FYI: http://www.amazon.ca/Teach-Your-Children-Well-Parenting/dp/0061824747 Continue Reading…

  • Effective Parent Group–Now Every Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

    May 17, 2012

    How to Communicate with Teens & Young Adults: A Group for Parents Sean has worked with teens, young adults and parents over the last 15 years and is known for working magic with them. Sean’s approach, however, is far from magic—he has honed a consistent approach in communicating with teens that works in reducing conflict, Continue Reading…

  • Parenting Support Group: Thursday, Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m.

    January 4, 2012

    AS OF JANUARY 10TH, THIS EVENT IS FULL.   PLEASE CONTACT ME TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST IF ANY SPOTS OPEN UP. –Sean Happy New Year, friends…and here’s to a fantastic 2012! I wanted to give you all the heads-up that my next parenting group will be Thursday, January 26th from 7 to Continue Reading…

  • Codependent Parents Support Group & Discussion–Dec. 1st, 7-9 p.m.

    November 24, 2011

    I will be holding a Parent Support Group & Discussion night on Thursday, December 1st from 7 to 9 p.m. We will discuss the overall dynamics of co-dependency and recovery. This will be a great opportunity for parents to share, learn and continue to move forward. There is no fee for this group. Enrollment is Continue Reading…

  • The Word “Recovery”

    October 6, 2011

    Recovery sounds like something is broken or stuck—discovery sounds exciting, fulfilling and strong. One definition of recovery: “People who have been successful in overcoming their dependence on alcohol and other drugs usually refer to their new lifestyle as being in recovery.”* Of course, overcoming dependence does not only include drugs or alcohol.  One useful definition Continue Reading…

  • Oct. 19/11 Effective Parenting Group: Parental Codependency

    October 4, 2011

    WHEN ARE YOU HELPING TOO MUCH?  AND AT WHAT COST? Codependency is a complicated interpersonal dynamic that can be toxic to the child-parent relationship. “Codependency is unhealthy love and a tendency to behave in overly passive or excessively care-taking ways that negatively impact one’s relationships and quality of life. It also often involves placing a lower priority on Continue Reading…

  • Transformation in Therapy & The Path of Mindfulness

    July 2, 2011

    These days I have been thinking a lot on my own mindfulness practice and how it relates to the kind of therapy I do in my counselling.  As I try to deepen my own mindfulness, I continue to experience numerous challenges, and I continue to try to apply mindfulness in meeting my own personal challenges Continue Reading…