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  • Dealing with Tigers
    September 24, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Dealing with Tigers

    Pretend you are sitting quietly and all of a sudden, the door opens and in comes a fierce tiger from the jungle.   What would you do? Would you: Run away as fast as your legs would carry you?  Perhaps you...

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  • Teach People How To Treat You
    October 27, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Teach People How To Treat You

    Over the years I have had so many people tell me that they don't like the way that they are disrespected, ignored or abused often by their own family members. Despite their hurt and desire for change, the patterns continue....

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  • Gifts and Skills
    December 17, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Gifts and Skills

    Draw a circle on a piece of paper. Inside that circle write two or three things that you are gifted at doing. These will be things that people have told you they admire. They are usually things that you do...

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  • The Christmas Party
    November 28, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Christmas Party

    It is exciting! You have a new outfit and had taken extra care to make sure you are all "spiffed up". You are looking your very best. Just a little fragrance and minimal but perfectly-chosen jewelry make the final touches...

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  • Work-Care Balance
    July 2, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Work-Care Balance

    It was one of those crazy weeks where you wonder how on earth you are going to get everything done. I had just returned from my grandson's graduation in Saskatoon, which was lovely, but this also meant that I had...

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  • Lies or Truth - You Decide!
    June 10, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Lies or Truth - You Decide!

    It can be so hard to understand why people tell lies - especially when it seems obvious that they are lying and will be "caught". I remember once when parents came to see me because they were concerned about their...

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  • Four Different Techniques To Deal With Life
    January 28, 2009 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Four Different Techniques To Deal With Life

    Frequently I help clients to learn about four different ways of approaching life and how each of these either helps the individual or slows their progress. Following are summaries of each of these. 1. PASSIVE - Imagine that your life...

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  • New Year's Resolutions - How Are You Doing With Your Goals?
    January 8, 2009 Dr. Linda Hancock

    New Year's Resolutions - How Are You Doing With Your Goals?

    At the beginning of each year, individuals often follow the tradition of declaring resolutions.  Some may state that they plan to lose weight, save money, travel, quit smoking or resolve a personal issue within the following twelve months.  Those who own...

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  • Is There Hope When You Feel Like You Are Living in Chaos?
    December 16, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Is There Hope When You Feel Like You Are Living in Chaos?

    Financial problems, unemployment, economic cycles, relationship problems or losses might be surrounding you. Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you invest most of your time and energy into worrying? How are you dealing with negative emotions? When you are feeling...

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