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Alyson Jones

Therapist, Educator, Writer

Alyson Jones is a highly respected therapist, educator and writer who has practiced and defined a no-nonsense approach to an exceptional life as outlined in her award winning book "M.O.R.E. A New Philosophy for Exceptional Living". She is president of a large private counselling centre, Alyson Jones & Associates, where she leads a professional team of therapists who are committed to providing MORE outstanding services to a wide range of clients.

She holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology and has practiced as a therapist for over 20 years, working with all age groups. Alyson is prominent in the psychological community and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Adler University in Vancouver, B.C. where she enjoys inspiring her students. Her authentic, enthusiastic personality captivates audiences and she is often invited by the media to share her extensive knowledge.

Alyson lives in North Vancouver with her exceptional family where she enjoys being a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend.
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How to Bully-Proof Your Child for School

For children the return to school is the beginning of a new year and is filled with mixed feelings. There is the excitement of seeing friends again and sharing summer stories, but the social world of children also has its perils. For many children the return to school means the return to bullying.
09/07/2015 07:59 EDT
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How to Unplug This Summer

We experience our greatest joy when we are in the moment, and we are truly present in our lives. From a place of presence we can connect with ourselves and others. It is time to unplug from my technology and plug back into my actual life. So this summer I have a plan to dig in deeper, go outside, and stay present and reconnect with what is truly important.
06/30/2015 12:00 EDT
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5 Steps to Keeping Your High School Graduate Safe

June can be the month when students are immersed in the world of carefree parties, peers and possibilities. The festivities surrounding grade 12 graduation events tend to be an exercise in pushing boundaries, creating memories and grasping the moment. This is all very exciting for the youth involved, and somewhat terrifying for the parents of these youth.
06/09/2015 01:04 EDT
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Six Steps to Becoming a Hero to Your Children

The problem for many parents is that they want to become friends with their children, rather than heroes. Our children do not need more friends, and they certainly do not need their parents competing with their friends for their attention. But as a hero, you can find a way to transform challenge into growth.
04/21/2015 01:24 EDT
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7 Steps to Renew Your Life This Easter

Utilizing Easter as a renewal time is relatively simple, and can assist you in creating the space you need to live your exceptional life. You can do this as an individual exercise that is personal and private, or you can take some this Easter weekend and gather the family to discuss each point. Here are the seven steps to renewing your life.
04/02/2015 12:33 EDT
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10 Tips to Spring Cleaning Inside and Out

As the warm weather returns the windows are being thrown open to let the fresh air in again, and with this breath of fragrant air comes the chance to put our homes and our lives in order. Here are some tips for how to utilize spring as an opportunity to de-clutter both the physical and emotional worlds.
03/17/2015 09:05 EDT
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How To Tell Your Children You're Getting a Divorce

Allow your children time to grieve and remain open to ongoing conversations after the big announcement. If your children are asking you questions, this is positive. Encourage further conversations and be open to their questions, thoughts, and feelings. You may want to consider setting up a time for the children to talk with a therapist at some point.
01/15/2015 12:47 EST
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4 Steps to Creating Achievable Goals for the New Year

As a therapist, I encourage people to set goals that are practical, realistic and attainable. Avoid the disappointment and discouragement of lofty resolutions by being patient and committed. In order to achieve this, I offer some simple and practical points of reflection and planning strategies that can reveal your priorities and assist you in moving forward.
01/04/2015 11:30 EST
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20 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Be kind to yourself as you grow, fail and succeed. There is no health in beating yourself up and setting yourself up for failure. Success often comes in packages we did not expect, so be open to things looking a bit different than you expected. Keep moving towards the things that you love and make you feel alive, and that path will lead you towards true change and growth.
12/27/2014 10:19 EST
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10 Tips To Avoid the Family Holiday Meltdown

The holidays are filled with social gatherings, family dinners and opportunities to connect and share the joy of the season. But with this festive season also come land mines that are within every family -- all this togetherness can sometimes backfire. So, how do we avoid this meltdown? Here are some tips to assist you in keeping the family peace during the holidays.
12/15/2014 01:27 EST
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15 Tips for Managing a Divorce Over Christmas

Children may worry they are being disloyal if they start to have too much fun with one parent. They also worry about the parent that they are not with, wondering if that parent is okay. Sometimes they just deeply miss the parent they are not with. The familiar traditions may be gone and this can leave the children feeling as though something or someone is missing.
12/11/2014 01:07 EST