York Region CBT Blog

Healthy Mind Platter and COVID-19

May 4, 2021

With the current state of the world being thrown for a loop and uncertainty, stress and anxiety have become prevalent. While we are likely familiar with the daily food groups to optimize our physical health, our mental health is just as important. Colleagues David Rock and Daniel Siegel developed The Healthy Mind Platter as a…

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Mental Health: Steps to Increase Awareness and Accessibility to Appropriate Support Services

March 29, 2021

Mental health is a topic that has been in the forefront of contemporary discussions. One in five Canadians experience mental health difficulties each year, with 70% of mental health problems beginning in childhood or adolescence. These statistics may very well be changing during the current pandemic. Yet, there continues to be stigma around seeking support.…

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Mental Health Resources for Parents and Families

February 9, 2021

There is just so much going on right now for us all! Did you know that as many as 1 in 5 Canadian children and youth will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives? It is important to reach out if you need support, we are here for you and we’d like…

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Responding from a place of connection: Exploring difficult emotions and thoughts

May 31, 2020

Today is another day. Some of us are counting what day it is in our “social distancing” while others have lost count of days and things have become blurred. Blurred are the lines between work and personal life. Blurred are the lines of what is “socially acceptable” now. Some of us may even find sleep…

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Mindful Parenting during Uncertain Times

May 11, 2020

Since the pandemic of COVID19, we have been privy to numerous (excellent!) articles on parenting, self-care, and the never-ending and constantly changing news updates. Mindfulness, a concept defined as being present and aware, with a non-judgemental attitude, has often been noted in these articles as one way to cope with the ongoing stress we are…

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3 Things You May Not Know About Psychologists

September 16, 2018

Psychologist, therapist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist… What’s the difference?   There’s a lot of buzz nowadays about mental health and self-care, but who does what and who should we go to if we find ourselves struggling? We want to pick the option that best serves our needs. To help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of mental…

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5 Reminders Back-to-School Season has for us All

September 5, 2018

It’s that time of year again. Back-to-school. Whether you’re returning to continue your own education, whether you have children in school, or whether you just notice that ‘something-special’, je ne sais quoi, September feeling—you know, the one where the air is just a little bit crisper, the bustle of the city just a little bit…

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