Phoenix Parisian, Author at Skylark Counselling Abbotsford
Clinical Articles

Body Image

  Self-image is a personal view, perception or understanding of one’s own abilities, appearance and personality. Self-image may create an internal dialogue, with the use of an internal/personal dictionary of words to describe oneself. From the many facets of self-image comes body-image: As a working definition, “body image refers to the multifaceted psychological experience of embodiment that encompasses one's body-related…
Phoenix Parisian
February 1, 2023
Clinical Articles

Assertiveness and Boundary Setting

  What does it mean to be assertive?Assertiveness simply means expressing oneself, whether that be your feelings, opinions, perspective or thoughts, in a way that is both honest and respectful to others and oneself. Assertiveness comes from a place of self-assurance and self-confidence and is different from aggression. What are boundaries?Boundaries can feel very confusing, and sometimes they are. In…
Phoenix Parisian
January 13, 2023