Acceptance Is Everything; Self-Acceptance is key

In our culture, we tend to spend a lot of time and psychic energy trying to avoid discomfort and pain. This in turn gives our negative emotions much more power than they deserve. To reduce the uncomfortable feelings, we do everything we possibly can to avoid them. This avoidance manifests in many ways, one of the most common being anxiety.

However, once we remove qualifiers from emotions, no longer viewing them as “good” or “bad,” we open ourselves up to acceptance and tolerance. The fear is no longer attached to the emotions, and we can learn to accept our feelings and realize that we can work with them, so they can exist without taking over our lives. In doing so, we learn to better accept ourselves for who we are.

Practitioners can help you

Abby Rozen, MSW RSW
Clinical Director, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Abby Rozen, MSW RSW
416.821.4260
Dr. Adam Bletsoe, DC
Chiropractor and Mindfulness Facilitator
Dr. Adam Bletsoe, DC
416 694-4800, x. 1
Alison Dunning, RP, MEd
Registered Psychotherapist
Alison Dunning, RP, MEd
(647) 896-6531
Caitlin Beukema, MSW, RSW – On Leave
ON LEAVE: Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Caitlin Beukema, MSW, RSW – On Leave
647-749-5757
Carrie Lawford, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Carrie Lawford, MSW, RSW
647-696-5198
Cherokee MacLeod, CRA-RP
Registered Reiki Master Practitioner
Cherokee MacLeod, CRA-RP
416-890-6484
Deborah Kopeschny, RP, MPS-AT
Registered Psychotherapist, Art Therapist
Deborah Kopeschny, RP, MPS-AT
416 312-1636
Gail Davis MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Gail Davis MSW, RSW
647-221-4551
Greg Babcock, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Greg Babcock, MSW, RSW
416-467-7208
Henny DeLange MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Henny DeLange MSW, RSW
647-239-9801
Jamie Lemen MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Jamie Lemen MSW, RSW
Jennifer Shields, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Jennifer Shields, MSW, RSW
Joanna Panayotopoulos, RP (qualifying)
Psychotherapy for Adults & Children, Yoga Therapy
Joanna Panayotopoulos, RP (qualifying)
416 553 2209
Julia Harbinson, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Julia Harbinson, MSW, RSW
Laura Levin, MPH, RP
Registered Psychotherapist
Laura Levin, MPH, RP
416-550-5205

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