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I Can’t Stop Worrying! … Or Can I?

May 8, 2024

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych   As a therapist who has spent several years working in a hospital-based anxiety clinic, and over a decade in private practice, I have heard clients say “I can’t stop worrying” or “I can’t help worrying” thousands of times.  Research shows that people who worry excessively tend to hold a number…

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Everyday Mental Health Series: Working with Worry

February 1, 2024

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych    Now that we’ve covered some basics with regard to the relationship between our thoughts and feelings , and some of the types of thoughts that underlie anxiety and depression, let’s discuss a specific, chronic pattern of thinking that is associated with anxiety-namely worry.   Worry is something we all do. …

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We Are What We Think

January 10, 2024

Dr. Aline Strong, C.Psych    One of the basic principles of CBT is that our thinking has a significant impact on our mood. The ways in which we interpret our situations and perceive ourselves and others can influence how we feel. Imagine, for example, that I send a text to a friend and don’t get…

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Blog Series: Everyday Mental Health: Harnessing the Power of Our Thoughts

November 22, 2023

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych    Welcome to the next set of articles in the Everyday Mental Health Series, Harnessing the Power of Our Thoughts.  You may have already read the first articles in this series on planning.  In these articles we discussed the ways that the deliberate and thoughtful planning can not only help us…

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

October 31, 2023

Dr. Amanda Beaman, C.Psych   If you’ve been reading the planning series (articles 1 to 3), you’ve learned about a foundational habit that we review with most of our clients- Planning.  You’ve learned that detailed planning of tasks and goals is not just for achievement purposes, but that the process has other mental health benefits. …

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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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