Rescuing Relationships from COVID-19

Prominent Langley Clinical Counsellor, Dr. Michael Dadson, Says Relationships in Peril Over “Vaccination Debate” and Offers Techniques for Healing

Dr. Michael (Mike) Dadson, Ph.D. is a distinguished registered clinical counsellor in Langley, British Columbia.

Since early 2020, Dr. Mike Dadson has been outspoken regarding the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Dr. Mike Dadson:

“It is heart-breaking to see friendships, marriages, and all manner of family ties break down due to vaccination status and arguments about politics and science. In many cases, children and young people are in the middle of family disagreements, cut-off from family members due to vaccination status.”

Dr Dadson states, “Anxiety is a natural response to stress or repeated exposure stress or to a stressful incident.” Anxiety can also be accompanied by symptoms of depression or avoidance. Types of anxiety disorders include: generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, and agoraphobia.

Rules for Addressing Issues and areas of concern:

  1. Agree to follow healthy communication rules.
  2. Allow each other to time-out if things get escalated or heated (remove yourself to allow for de-escalation, find other things to do, go for a walk-just get outside, engage in a physical chore), and come back later to the issue when you are ready.
  3. Use and maintain a respectful tone.
  4. No use of foul language.
  5. No name calling.
  6. Stay on track-do not enter into another area of conflict.

Rescuing Relationships: For more advise when addressing difficult topics with friends or your loved ones, read Dr. Dadson’s press release here.

Dr Dadson speaks to anxiety and depression in the video below.

Couples Counselling with Dr. Dadson

Types of Therapy and Approaches to Overcoming Issues, Dr. Michael Dadson can implement one or a unique combination of clinical counselling and psychology therapy methods in your road to healing and recovery. Book a free 15-minute consultation to discover the right approach for you, your relationship or your family.

Dr. Dadson is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.

To view Dr. Dadson’s academic works follow this link.


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2 Additional Support Links:

  1. What to do and not do when children are anxious.
  2. Stress: Coping with life stressors

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