"Daily journaling gives a voice to the subconscious." What is Therapeutic Journaling? The field of Health Psychology promotes wellness through self-exploration and effective goal setting. Clinicians working from this lens, create an atmosphere that fosters self-efficacy and client directed wellness … [Read more...] about The Therapeutic Value of Keeping a Journal (Digital Vs. Paper)
Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine
The field of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine revolutionized how we conceptualize wellness and our approach to care. Incorporate readily accessible tools informed by clinical research, designed to launch you onto your path of personal transformation.
"Depression is not sadness - It's the constant feeling of being numb." What Exactly Is Clinical Depression? Major Depressive Disorder, or, 'clinical depression,' is a common illness causing significant distress in an individual's social, occupational, and/or physical wellbeing. It is more common among … [Read more...] about 25 Easy to Follow Tips for Managing Clinical Depression
"Use your own physiology to trick your anxiety into oblivion." Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a tool used in the filed of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), designed to interrupt the physiological consequences on persistent anxiety. It is a sustainable approach with wide ranging … [Read more...] about Smash Anxiety With Progressive Muscle Relaxation – (Audio Session)
"Sexuality affects every aspect of our identity, and everything affects our sexuality." Definition: Sexual health, from the perspective of the Health Psychologist, encompasses a range of social-cultural and personal health concerns. According to the World Health Organization (2010), sexual health includes family … [Read more...] about Psychology and Human Sexuality – Why Your Sexual Health Matters
"What's the nature of the therapeutic relationship? It's complicated!" Everyone Wants To Know (Or Do They?) The therapeutic relationship is complicated. I have been on both sides of the counselling scenario (as both a client and psychotherapist). These are two entirely different points of view. As challenging as … [Read more...] about The Therapist’s Confessional – What We Think About Our Clients
"Water is nature's most powerful solvent." The Forgotten Role Of Spirituality Spirituality is one part of a comprehensive self-care approach to well-being. We regularly talk about the "bio-psycho-social" aspects of both conceptualizing and treating mental health and substance misuse problems. We even consider … [Read more...] about Psychological Healing – The Power of Mindfulness and Meditation (Buddhist Psychotherapy)
Conflict At Work Is Inevitable We are spending an average of 2000 hours per year at the office, assuming you work a full time position. Work is a central part of our lives. Just like the relationships we have at home, work relationships also require care and attention. Conflict is sure to arise, no matter how … [Read more...] about Using Personality Psychology For Improved Relationships At Work (5 Tips)
Personality Tests and Cultural Narcissism We love to learn about ourselves through tests, especially when the results are supported by evidence-based research. Let's face it, if you really think about it, personality testing is narcissistic in nature. We take tests regardless of their statistical … [Read more...] about MBTI – The Personality Test That Changed Everything!
"Depression is anger turned inward." - Freud Definitions Clinical Depression, also known as Major Depression, or Major Depressive Disorder, sits on a continuum of severity ranging from mild to severe. It is important to distinguish this form of depression from grief, a sense of despair caused by the loss … [Read more...] about Major Depression: Critical Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Suggestions