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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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Want to Truly Enjoy Your Holidays? Let Go of Your Expectations

That image of the family sitting at Christmas dinner, everyone smiling at each other and the ideal turkey perfectly placed on the platter, can quickly become a great disappointment if we make perfection our goal. If you want to get more out of the holidays you can follow a few simple guidelines that will assist you in staying grounded and present during the season.
12/05/2014 12:44 EST
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The 10 Money Fears that Block Women From Wealth

As a therapist I have worked with many successful women who have the "fraud syndrome," where they think they do not deserve the success they are experiencing and that somebody somehow will find out that they are faking it. There are also those who are suspicious of success and power. Here are some of the common blocks and defeating thoughts that women commonly experience.
11/11/2014 12:42 EST
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7 Steps to Helping Your Children Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is the number one mental health concern for children. Our children are growing up in a highly anxious world, surrounded by a massive amount of stimulation and information. Here are some practical and important tips to assist you with grounding your children in this anxious world, and helping them develop their self regulation capabilities.
11/04/2014 12:18 EST
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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Ottawa Shooting

A young reserve solider was shot and killed in our capital city of Ottawa by a gunman. Most of us are still reeling from this news and trying to make sense of what has happened today. But we also need to respond to our young people and help them understand what has occurred. There is much we will need to understand and process around this horrific event, but here are some tips to help you talk with your children right here and right now.
10/22/2014 05:31 EDT
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Mistakes Form the Yellow Brick Road to Wisdom

The most important step is to accept that we are all human. We all make mistakes. We all mess up. In fact it is my belief that this is most likely the purpose to life. Mistakes are opportunities, but through these opportunities we grow and learn what we are made of and what we have to contribute.
09/16/2014 12:21 EDT
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Want To Help Your Kids? Let Them Get Bored

If your child is bored they may want to pick up a book and read, or develop a new board game or even watch 17 episodes of Star Trek on Netflix. Some of these might be more creative than others, but all of them require self-reliance and will bring some new information to your child. Maybe they will daydream, and who knows what gifts those daydreams to our future.
08/17/2014 04:35 EDT
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When The Laughter Dies

So many laughs and images are conjured in my mind when I think of Robin Williams. Whether he was shouting "Good Morning Vietnam" or giving a whole new image to cross dressing as Ms. Doubtfire, Robin W...
08/13/2014 12:32 EDT
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5 Simple Steps to Chilling in the Heat

When summer finally arrives we actually need to find ways to center ourselves and chill out in the heat. It is not unusual to be in the midst of a fabulous beach moment with the sun shining down on you and struggling to be in that moment. Here are some simple mindfulness tools that can assist you in chilling out this summer.
08/07/2014 12:40 EDT
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How to Work Through Your Fear of Flying

Fear of flying is a common fear that many people struggle with. In my work as a therapist I have assisted several people develop coping strategies when it comes to flying. The main rule is "do not let fear stop you." Anxiety is natural, but when we give into fear it only gets worse. Here are a few tips any flyer can use:
07/25/2014 12:53 EDT
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4 Simple Steps To Avoiding Post-Summer Anxiety

The summer is a great time for doing some thinking and once you have put some thought into your vision for the future, the next steps are to identify and evaluate your priorities and create a realistic plan that will move you forward in these areas. In order to achieve this, I offer a simple and practical structure to get you going.
07/22/2014 12:49 EDT
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5 Tips To Transition From School to Summer

Routine is important for adults as well, and as a parent I must admit I have come to rely heavily upon the school schedule to guide the transition to summer. It is human nature to mark our changes with beginnings, middles and endings. A common complaint is that June is busy with closing ceremonies, awards nights, and all sorts of wind up parties -- nonetheless both the parents and children benefit from these rites of closure.
06/26/2014 04:47 EDT
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As A Therapist, I Call 'Bullsh*t' On B.C. Teachers' Union, Province

In the same way that I call "bullshit" on adults who say they are fighting for the children in a high-conflict divorce, I call "bullshit" on the situation between the BCTF and the government. They are not fighting for the rights of the children. This is not an altruistically driven stance in which there is a high moral ground.
06/15/2014 02:16 EDT