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Ganz Ferrance

International Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur and Registered Psychologist Dr. Ganz Ferrance is on a mission to help you "Live Bigger so you can Give Bigger". Since 1991, he has helped tens of thousands people "Make More Money, Have Better Sex, and Live Longer Lives". Dr. Ganz prides himself on providing " Tweed-Free" consultation, education, coaching and therapy - giving you cutting-edge information and the "straight goods" without all of the psycho-babble, victim-making, or intellectual double-talk. Dr.Ganz holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Andrews University in Michigan. He is the former Public Education Coordinator as well as the former Vice-President of the Psychologist's Association of Alberta. Dr. Ganz enjoys sharing how people can get more "mileage" from their lives. Whether one-on-one or from the stage, Dr. Ganz's easygoing, friendly and humorous style quickly makes you feel at home, comfortable and safe. This ability has made him a favorite with the media. For the past 5 years, Dr. Ganz has been delivering monthly segments on CTV Edmonton's News at Noon and has been interviewed several times for a variety of other publications, radio and television programs such as CTV's Good Morning Canada, Help! TV, Alberta Prime Time, CBC Radio, The Edmonton Journal .

Happy See, Happy II!

Written by Ganz Ferrance on . Posted in Blog

Being happy isn’t always easy.  We can’t lose our happiness trying to find happiness though.  So, how can we be happy and successful without sacrificing our joy?  It could be as simple as being a copy cat.  Have you ever taken some time to watch the happy people around you?  I’m sure if you did you would notice these things about them:

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  1. They have autonomy – They treat life like it is a series of choices.  The attitudes, surroundings,and  perspectives they hold are all choices they have made, and they choose to be positive with those choices.
  2. Mastery – The joy is in the journey.  Remember that “Happy Bank” we talked about filling a few blog posts ago? Keep making deposits so that the bad times don’t seem so bad.
  3. Celebrate the successes of others – When we change our mindset from jealousy to appreciation we become more positive in our perspectives.  When we have a more positive outlook we tend to attract more success and happiness.  When we take the time to celebrate with others we make a deeper relational connection and are far more fulfilled and satisfied with life.  Seek out an individual or a group of people that you can meet with weekly to share success stories and celebrate with. The more you celebrate the more there is to celebrate!
  4. Balance what you take in with what you give out – Everyone needs a sense of purpose.  We all know we have a purpose but sometimes it seems so hard to discern.  Try volunteering, nurturing your spiritual side, or finding opportunities for random acts of kindness.  It won’t take long for you to start feeling fulfilled through your giving. Just remember, don’t give too much.  There has to be a balance between what goes out and what comes in.

I know it seems hard to believe that copying happy people might be all you need to be happy too.  After all, where is the expensive therapy? The homework and self help exercises?  Sometimes we don’t need those things.  If we can all agree that being around negative people usually affects our perspective and dulls our mindset then why is it hard to believe that simply being around positive people can improve our quality of life. Remember, this is the Tweed Free Revolution! 


Psychological Health At Work And At Home

Written by Ganz Ferrance on . Posted in Blog

Recently the federal government recommended guidelines to protect and enhance the psychological well-being of workers at their jobs. We are becoming more and more aware of the personal, social and financial cost of workplace stress and other factors that wear us down mentally and emotionally. The government and workplaces are starting to take this more seriously and make changes for the better. However, it’s still up to us to look after ourselves both at work and on our own time. So whether you are a shift worker, business owner or a stay-at-home parent here are a few things you can do to guard and even improve your psychological health.