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stress-less consulting

Stressed Out?

 

Is life pushing you too hard?

Do you feel like you can't keep up?

Do you worry too much?

Is your mind always racing?

Do you find you no longer enjoy doing the things you once did?

Do you struggle with any of the following:


  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma, panic, anxiety
  • Depression, grief
  • Work place bullying or deadlines
  • Chronic pain or illness
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • General life stress
  • Low self-esteem


Stop just surviving and start thriving! Come talk to me and let me help you rediscover your sense of balance and passion in life again.

Phone  604-468-7300. Don't wait - call now. No referrals are necessary.



When + Where


1.)           Tuesday day / evening, and Wednesday evening

Mainland Medical Clinic

1061 Hamilton Street

(2 blocks from Roundhouse SkyTrain station)

Vancouver BC

V6B 5T4


2.)           Thursday day / evening, and Wednesday and Friday mornings

Burnaby Square Counselling Center

211 - 7885 - 6th Street

(at 10th Ave just above Welcome Medical)

Burnaby BC

V3N 3N4


3.)           Friday evenings by phone appointment only

Headquarters Office Services

211 - 3030 Lincoln Avenue

(close to Coquitlam Center Mall)



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Phone 604-468-7300 for a confidential appointment or more information


You can also email me at:  

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About Patrick Myers


 THERAPY MODELS

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Integration and EMDR for trauma
  • Mindfulness / Hakomi
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution Focused Therapy


REGISTRATION

  • College of Psychologists of British Columbia #1850
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors #3182
  • BC Psychological Association
  • College of Alberta Psychologists #3028


ASSOCIATIONS

  • Community Engagement Committee with BC Psychological Association
  • Board Member of People In Pain Network


EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology - University of British Columbia
  • Masters of Science - Clinical Psychology - Acadia University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy - Counselling Psychology - University of Alberta


FEES

  • I normally charge $160 per hour
  • If you're low income and don't have extended medical, please phone 604-468-7300 and ask about my sliding fees



Stress


SIGNS  AND  SYMPTOMS  OF  CHRONIC  STRESS  FROM  WWW.STRESS.ORG


  • Shaking,  trembling,  tremors,  muscle tension or spasms, 
  • Frequent colds & flu's,  asthma,  eczema,  hives
  • Mental or physical fatigue,  insomnia,  nightmares,  sleep too much or too little
  • Chest pain,  irregular heartbeat,  high blood pressure,  shortness of breath
  • Heartburn,  stomach pain,  nausea,  diarrhea,  constipation,  excess belching
  • Decreased sex drive,  loss of pleasure in general,  loss of self-confidence
  • Dizziness,  tinnitus / buzzing,   ringing,  or popping in the ears
  • Restlessness,  on edge,  hyper-vigilant,  anxious,  panic attacks
  • Overwhelmed,  depressed,  irritable,  emotional pain,  crying,  suicidal thoughts
  • Memory problems,  inability to concentrate,  difficulty making decisions,  mental fog
  • Repetitive or racing thoughts,  confused,  disorganized,  loss of objectivity
  • Eating more or less,  weight gain or loss
  • Increased drug,  alcohol,  tobacco,  or coffee consumption
  • Isolating yourself from friends,  family,  co-workers
  • Reduced work productivity,  diminished creativity,  late for work,  taking work home
  • Teeth grinding,  nail biting,  fidgeting,  pacing the floor
  • Excessive gambling, or shopping



Relax


In this day and age the stress never seems to stop - that means you have to!     Try the following:


  • Pushing yourself away from work and enjoying your coffee and lunch breaks
  • Exercising (gym, swim, bike, hike, jog, roller-blade, volleyball, dance, etc.)
  • Eating healthy and refrain from eating too much junk food
  • Spending time with friends or volunteering
  • Listening to relaxing music
  • Developing a hobby
  • Spending some time with a pet
  • Writing in a journal
  • Spending some time in nature
  • Making sure you get enough sleep
  • Taking up yoga or meditation or use a relaxation CD
  • Drinking more water and less coffee or pop
  • Reading
  • Doing one small thing differently each day



Listen


THE CONTEMPLATION

This active meditation is my interpretation of a book,"The Tool: An Inner Active Communication ToolTo Add Balance And Focus To Your Life" by Larry Hawes.  The music, "Almost In F" is written and performed by  Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).   Sound effects are embedded to enhance creativity and can be found at www.freesound.org  Do not listen to this recording while driving a car or while engaged in safety sensitive activities


RELAXATION TRAX

Ask about my relaxation, mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, and brainwave entrainment audio products


AUDIO VISUAL BRAINWAVE ENTRAINMENT (AVE)

AVE combines repetitive sound and light pulses that provide a metronome for the brain. This may slow a stressed brain down or speed a foggy brain up. Using AVE some people have found some relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder (ADHD), chronic pain, TMJ, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), post traumatic stress, and insomnia. Some people use AVE to help enhance business, sports, or academic performance. AVE devices are not recognized as medical cures, however AVE may be used as an adjunct to medical or psychological treatment. Consult your doctor if you suffer from brain seizures such as epilepsy. I utilize and distribute the Mind Alive AVE devices (www.mindalive.com).



Links


http://redbookonline.bc211.ca

  • The Redbook is an online guide to community, social and government agencies and services in the lower mainland


www.stress.org
www.mentalhelp.net
www.gottman.com
www.cnvc.org
www.umassmed.edu/cfm/index.aspx
www.sleepfoundation.org
www.pipain.com
www.painbc.ca
www.theacpa.org
www.anxietybc.com
www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
http://empoweringsteps.ca
www.psychologists.bc.ca



Just Stuff


BOOKS

  • The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns
  • The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven Hayes  
  • The Mindful Way Through Depression by M. Williams, J. Teasdale, Z. Segal, & J.K. Zinn
  • The Missing Piece & The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
  • The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman
  • Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by C. Ryan and C. Jethá
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen ... by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Do One Thing Different by Bill O'Hanlon
  • Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
  • Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson


QUOTES

  • One evening a thief crept into Ryokan's mountain hut. There was nothing left to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler," and you should not leave empty handed. Please take my clothes as a gift." The bewildered thief took the clothes and slunk away. Ryokan sat naked upon his mountain top watching the moon and said, "Poor fellow, I wish I could give him this beautiful moon."                                                  Zen Koan
  • Whenever I argue with reality, I lose, but only 100% of the time.                                                 Byron Katie from "Loving What Is"
  • Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.             Albert Einstein / Rita Mae Brown
  • We are each angels with only one wing. We fly only by embracing one another.                         Luciano deCrescenzo