Why Your Workplace Needs to Promote and Prioritize Mental Health

It’s been almost two years since the world was rocked with the news about the pandemic. Every day our minds have been flooded with updates about COVID-19. We have watched the cases surge and drop like a roller coaster, and with each time, so too have our emotions. Have you taken the time to prioritize […]

Let’s Talk Winter Blues

If you find yourself struggling more than ever these days, you’re not alone. January is known as the most difficult month for Canadians. Post-holiday credit card bills may still be piling up, new year’s resolutions may be long broken, and the dark, freezing days of winter wreak havoc on our moods! On top of this, […]

Live Better With Focus

When Greg Rennie and Marion Adams founded Hasu five years ago, their goal was simple – to make mental health and addiction support accessible to all Canadians. Greg is an experienced Psychotherapist and addiction specialist whose clients would tell him that after treatment they wished they could go out into the real world with him […]

Tips for Dealing With Grief Over the Holidays

If you’re dealing with grief over the holidays, it is important to be kind to yourself and remember that grief is different for everyone. There are many different ways that people deal with emotions, and it is important to give yourself the space to grieve the way you need to. Generally, the holidays can be […]

How Therapy Can Help Save Your Relationship

There’s certainly a lot of information out there about relationships and definitely a lot of different opinions. On the one hand, some might say if a marriage is not working out or if you have fallen out of love, it is alright to move on, to find your happiness. Others might say do all that you […]

Helpful Daily Habits to Reduce Anxiety and Stress and Improve Mental Wellness

Stress management is something everyone needs, regardless of age or gender. The world has a way of inflicting stress and stressors, big or small. The beauty of life is while you may face obstacles, how you respond to them makes a difference. You can choose to embrace those mentally challenging moments and make the most […]

Hack Your Mind: Easy Tips to Crush Your Anxiety

How was the 2020 pandemic for you? Do you feel anxious? Overwhelmed? The good news is you’re not alone. Anxiety and depression are on the rise across our lonely society. Fortunately, there are a few quick and straightforward tricks that can help you hack your mind into a better mood. Having doubts? Try out these […]

Grace, Kindness and Letting Go

As a Registered Nurse and Psychotherapist, I find clients are often very self-critical, hard on themselves and play the ‘should’ blame game. I ‘should’ have done more, I ‘should’ know better, I ‘should’ have known this. We all do it. Unfortunately, for clients who struggle with mental health issues this negative inner critic can result […]

How to Calm Panic Attacks

Have you ever woken in the middle of the night to find that you can’t breathe, or that your mind is racing? Do you get a sudden rush of sweat and feel clammy shakiness too? Maybe you feel you can’t calm your mind during these episodes. Learning how to calm panic attacks is critical, giving […]

The Science of Addiction

Today, we know that addiction or chemical dependence is a disease of the brain. It is more accurately known as substance use disorder. Much progress over the past decade has led to increased acceptance for the fact that substance use disorder is an illness affecting the brain like asthma is an illness affecting the lungs. […]