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Blog Series: Everyday Mental Health: Universal Truth #1 Planning Your Life is Essential to Mental Health

October 17, 2023

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych In articles 1 and 2, we reviewed some of the unhelpful assumptions that may stop you from getting started planning your life, as well as some questions to help you articulate the changes/goals that will help you feel better.  These articles helped set the stage for the steps in this article,…

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Blog Series: Everyday Mental Health: Universal Truth #1 Planning Your Life Leads to Better Mental Health!

October 10, 2023

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych In my first article about planning, I discussed some of the common assumptions that get in the way of this habit. If you haven’t read it already, it may be helpful to uncover some of your unhelpful assumptions before moving onto the steps of building the daily habit of planning your…

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Blog Series: Everyday Mental Health : Universal Truth #1 Planning Your Life is Essential for Mental Health

September 25, 2023

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych In this article I will introduce you to the importance of planning for mental health.  Please see the intro article for this blog series, which sets the stage for the next articles, and provides some important information about seeking professional help. I can confidently say that based on my many years…

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Blog Series: Everyday Mental Health- You mean EVERY day?

September 25, 2023

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych Over the past 15 years I’ve counselled people from all walks of life, in hospitals, research and private practice settings, and in group or individual therapy.  I’ve often thought to myself:  “I wish this person had gotten the right information or help sooner- they wouldn’t have as hard a road ahead…

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Why Feeling Sensations are Key to Mental Health

May 11, 2022

By Dr. Marina Heifetz, C.Psych Research has increasingly shown that a key component of staying mentally healthy is our ability to sense, interpret, and integrate various body signals. This concept of feeling sensations is called interoception. On the conscious level, one may notice interoceptive signs such as heart rate, perspiration, and flushing. Researchers have found…

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How Can I Cope With Uncertainty?

May 10, 2022

By Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych Life is inherently uncertain. We’ve all had the experience of wishing we had more certainty, especially when we’re trying to make an important decision.  Will the person we marry be the one forever? Will taking a new job help our career path?  Will our kids succeed in life? This desire…

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What Does A Behavioural Consultant Do?

May 9, 2022

By Lital Rotman-Gruneir Anyone who has tried to start a new exercise routine, change eating habits, or work on spending patterns knows that behaviour change can be quite difficult.  This is true for all of us, even when we are feeling at our best and have all the resources and knowledge we need at our…

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What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

May 2, 2022

By Dr. Marina Heifetz, C.Psych Every person learns differently, and that is why when there are some academic challenges for students at school, teachers and parents may wonder what may be helpful for these students. A psychoeducational assessment may be recommended to better understand a student’s strengths and challenges. This assessment is conducted by a…

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Keeping Hope Alive

January 9, 2022

By Dr. Marina Heifetz, C.Psych Just as hope for pandemic to be over began to rise, Omicron hit the world. Given the current new wave of the pandemic and the increased frustration, one of the most important ways to stay resilient and mentally healthy is to continue to have hope. In Brene Brown’s new book…

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Back to School Tips for Parents: Transitions and The Power of Being Present

September 2, 2021

With summer coming to an end and school around the corner, one of the most pressing topics parents have expressed concerns about is how to best support their children and youth in transitioning back to a new academic year, particularly given the previous chaotic academic year. One of the most powerful ways to build resilience…

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