Author Archives: Michael H. Ballard

Imagine Yourself ~ Situational Mental Health

Now is the time for all of us to develop our mental health capacity to thrive Developing our capacity to thrive through learning the skills and the process is why we developed our new groundbreaking program Imagine Yourself. We all … Continue reading

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Watch Your Language

Hello, great to have you join us here. Let’s talk about your language. Our beliefs and values have a powerful impact on our thoughts and feelings. In turn, they impact our behaviour. Which in turn impacts our happiness, quality of … Continue reading

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Self-Definition: Is Yours Up To Date?

Hello: How is your month going? Spring is starting to show up in Toronto Canada. Cool days warm days, with a hint of snow (Brrrr), and spring flowers starting to show in the flower beds. I hope that summer arrives … Continue reading

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More Thought Distortions: Filtering, Generalising And Jumping To Conclusion

More on thought distortions. Finally, in this series, on thought distortions, let us look at: Filtering We take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. For instance, a person may pick out … Continue reading

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Thought Distortions Part 2: You Are Not Always Right

Thought Distortions, let us talk some more about them. The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. ― Eckhart Tolle Thought Distortions: Being Right They can also … Continue reading

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Perspective And Thought Distortions: Common Ones That You Might Have

Perspective – what is it? So here are some of the common Thought Distortions I see my clients have: Keep Things in Perspective. Even when facing BIGStuff events that could include loss and grief, try to consider the stressful situation from … Continue reading

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Self-Discovery – When Was The Last Time You Went On The Mission?

Self-Discovery. People often learn something about themselves and may find that they have grown in some respect as a result of their struggle with loss and grief. People who have experienced BIGStuff loss and grief often have reported better relationships. They also … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer: Is There Any Benefit Asking People To Pray For You?

Prayer is a very powerful way to be in touch with our creator and those that have gone before us. We can pray alone, pray in small and large groups and as I’ve learned to ask for; prayer for us or … Continue reading

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Is Your Workforce Resilient? Here Are Some Tips To Make It So

Workforce resiliency – what is that? Resiliency is defined as, “Our capacity to bounce back.” I define it as “Our capacity to increase the quality of our experience and the outcomes.” Creating and maintaining a resilient workforce takes vision, mission, diligence … Continue reading

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Power of Words: Do You Know The Might Of Your Speech?

Power. That is the best way to describe our speech. It happened many many years ago. Long before I was born. Yet it impacted my family in a very profound way. One nasty comment changed the course of many lives. … Continue reading

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