Words are important. They have the power to shape how we think about the world, each other, and ourselves. Words have a huge role in our view of mental health – the use of diagnostic labels being just one example. Words also have a huge role to play in how we view others – those separated from us in terms of race, class, sexual orientation, ableness, gender, and a thousand other ways we categorize “otherness”. The words we use in that dreaded self-talk can also be a lot more impactful than we realize. This blog is a place to slow down and examine the words we use and how they impact us in both our personal and collective mental health. I believe that words are powerful, but I also believe that we have the power to change our language to shape the kind of world we want to live in.
Nicole Perry is a Registered Psychologist and writer with a private practice in Edmonton. Her approach is collaborative and feminist at its heart. She specializes in healing trauma, building shame resilience, and setting boundaries.
About the Blog
This space will provide information, stories, and answers to big questions about some of my favorite topics - boundaries, burnout, trauma, self compassion, and shame resilience - all from a feminist counselling perspective. It's also a space I'm exploring and refining new ideas.