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With the addition of Dr. Katharine Mckeen to the Burns Clinical Team we are now able to offer unbiased and independent medical evaluations to anyone in British Columbia.

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IOPs are ideal for individuals that recognize a need for change but do not believe inpatient or residential treatment is the best course of action.
At Burns Clinical we pride ourselves on offering an intensive, thorough and individualized program that identifies the specific needs of each client.

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Healing is not a race, it doesn’t have a timeline and it should never stop. 🌱
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When you have experienced trauma and/or neglect your nervous system will want to protect itself. As a result, it will start “cutting” the connections from your brain to your body. Imagine if you were "cut off" at the neck so your brain can continue to live, think, go to work, pay the bills, etc.
without being overwhelmed by the sensory input and painful emotions from the body. This is helpful because if you did feel all the physical and emotional pain your body is receiving it would eventually lead to a mental breakdown. So our bodies response it to disconnect the brain and the body in an attempt to make survival possible. It allows us to survive the trauma by not feeling the pain. So what happens when you're out of the traumatic situation?
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Generally speaking, you live in this disconnected state struggling to regulate emotions and understanding yourself as you haven’t learned the tools needed to cope with the trauma. We can unpack this trauma and fill you with tools to cope and reverse this state of being.
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A little read for your morning coffee.
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How do we access the wise mind? 
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- Assess what mind you are in Rational OR Emotional.
- Acknowledge and accept these thoughts and emotions that you are experiencing rather than trying to alter them. (altering them could only make you more wound up)
- Diffuse yourself of the situation (this is not about me personally, this is about a situation which is multilayered)
- What are all the other factors/bigger picture? (People around us can sometimes act from a place of fear and insecurity - don't confused this with your own sense of self)
- Accept part of the human experience is that we will encounter disappointments, injustices and other unfortunate happenings from time to time, but it does not equal our future.
- Find different groups of people that don't confirm your bias and help you see different perspectives.
- Say no to unreasonable requests.
-Give yourself more time.
- Create opportunities for recharge to avoid burnout and give you a sense of stability.
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#dbt #dbtskills #dbttherapy #mentalhealth #selfawareness #selfaware
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We can continue to support you with our
therapy services and DBT Programs.
Whether you're a current client or brand new, if you're a Victoria or BC resident or living anywhere else - you can get the support you need in our office or from the comfort and safety of your home.
•
Email bclovictoria@gmail.com to schedule an online appointment today. 
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#yyj #yyjbusiness #yyjevents #yyjhealth #mentalhealth #yyjhealth #yyjhealthcare #yyjmentalhealth
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This five-step exercise can be very helpful during periods of anxiety or panic by helping to ground you in the present when your mind is bouncing around between various anxious thoughts.

Before starting this exercise, pay attention to your breathing. Slow, deep, long breaths can help you maintain a sense of calm or help you return to a calmer state. Once you find your breath, go through the following steps to help ground yourself: 

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. It could be a pen, a spot on the ceiling, anything in your surroundings.

4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you. It could be your hair, a pillow, or the ground under your feet. 

3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear. This could be any external sound. If you can hear your belly rumbling that counts! Focus on things you can hear outside of your body.

2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell. Maybe you are in your office and smell pencil, or maybe you are in your bedroom and smell a pillow. If you need to take a brief walk to find a scent you could smell soap in your bathroom, or nature outside.

1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste. What does the inside of your mouth taste like—gum, coffee, or the sandwich from lunch?

This technique is one of many options you could use if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. If anxiety is something that you struggle with regularly, and you continue to have trouble refocusing or coping with these feelings we have a great team that can help you gain mental tools for the future.
•
☎️ To book your consultation please contact 250-590-3168 or email bclovictoria@gmail.com.
•
#selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #love #anxiety #motivation #depression #health #wellness #mentalhealthmatters #mindfulness #inspiration #weekend  #healing #loveyourself #positivity #meditation #mentalillness #recovery #happiness #positivevibes #life #repost #therapy #mindset
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Research has shown DBT to be the most effective forms of treatment for those with BPD. It teaches skills to help recognize and manage triggers. We have DBT classes on going!
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#bpd #dbt #triggers #yyj #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #bpdfp #bpdmom #bpdrelationships #bpdrecovery #victoriamentalhealth
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Healing is not a race, it doesn’t have a timeline and it should never stop. 🌱
0 0
When you have experienced trauma and/or neglect your nervous system will want to protect itself. As a result, it will start “cutting” the connections from your brain to your body. Imagine if you were "cut off" at the neck so your brain can continue to live, think, go to work, pay the bills, etc.
without being overwhelmed by the sensory input and painful emotions from the body. This is helpful because if you did feel all the physical and emotional pain your body is receiving it would eventually lead to a mental breakdown. So our bodies response it to disconnect the brain and the body in an attempt to make survival possible. It allows us to survive the trauma by not feeling the pain. So what happens when you're out of the traumatic situation?
• 
Generally speaking, you live in this disconnected state struggling to regulate emotions and understanding yourself as you haven’t learned the tools needed to cope with the trauma. We can unpack this trauma and fill you with tools to cope and reverse this state of being.
2 0
A little read for your morning coffee.
•
How do we access the wise mind? 
•
- Assess what mind you are in Rational OR Emotional.
- Acknowledge and accept these thoughts and emotions that you are experiencing rather than trying to alter them. (altering them could only make you more wound up)
- Diffuse yourself of the situation (this is not about me personally, this is about a situation which is multilayered)
- What are all the other factors/bigger picture? (People around us can sometimes act from a place of fear and insecurity - don't confused this with your own sense of self)
- Accept part of the human experience is that we will encounter disappointments, injustices and other unfortunate happenings from time to time, but it does not equal our future.
- Find different groups of people that don't confirm your bias and help you see different perspectives.
- Say no to unreasonable requests.
-Give yourself more time.
- Create opportunities for recharge to avoid burnout and give you a sense of stability.
•
#dbt #dbtskills #dbttherapy #mentalhealth #selfawareness #selfaware
3 4
We can continue to support you with our
therapy services and DBT Programs.
Whether you're a current client or brand new, if you're a Victoria or BC resident or living anywhere else - you can get the support you need in our office or from the comfort and safety of your home.
•
Email bclovictoria@gmail.com to schedule an online appointment today. 
•
#yyj #yyjbusiness #yyjevents #yyjhealth #mentalhealth #yyjhealth #yyjhealthcare #yyjmentalhealth
2 1
This five-step exercise can be very helpful during periods of anxiety or panic by helping to ground you in the present when your mind is bouncing around between various anxious thoughts.

Before starting this exercise, pay attention to your breathing. Slow, deep, long breaths can help you maintain a sense of calm or help you return to a calmer state. Once you find your breath, go through the following steps to help ground yourself: 

5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. It could be a pen, a spot on the ceiling, anything in your surroundings.

4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you. It could be your hair, a pillow, or the ground under your feet. 

3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear. This could be any external sound. If you can hear your belly rumbling that counts! Focus on things you can hear outside of your body.

2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell. Maybe you are in your office and smell pencil, or maybe you are in your bedroom and smell a pillow. If you need to take a brief walk to find a scent you could smell soap in your bathroom, or nature outside.

1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste. What does the inside of your mouth taste like—gum, coffee, or the sandwich from lunch?

This technique is one of many options you could use if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. If anxiety is something that you struggle with regularly, and you continue to have trouble refocusing or coping with these feelings we have a great team that can help you gain mental tools for the future.
•
☎️ To book your consultation please contact 250-590-3168 or email bclovictoria@gmail.com.
•
#selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #love #anxiety #motivation #depression #health #wellness #mentalhealthmatters #mindfulness #inspiration #weekend  #healing #loveyourself #positivity #meditation #mentalillness #recovery #happiness #positivevibes #life #repost #therapy #mindset
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Research has shown DBT to be the most effective forms of treatment for those with BPD. It teaches skills to help recognize and manage triggers. We have DBT classes on going!
•
#bpd #dbt #triggers #yyj #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #bpdfp #bpdmom #bpdrelationships #bpdrecovery #victoriamentalhealth
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