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Psychology has a lot to offer, and here at Connecte we’re passionate about making psychology more accessible and available outside of the therapy room. Check out our blog posts to learn about everything from how to talk to your kid who’s struggling with weight, how to connect with yourself and reach your goals, and how to make therapy work for you.

Social support: Breaking down the why, the what, and the how

Social support plays a monumental role in creating, maintaining, and promoting health. In fact, we know from the literature that it is a protective factor against several physical and psychological health problems. Read on for more on why we need it, what it is and how to get it.
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I Want To Change….I Think!? A Brief Exploration of Ambivalence

Ambivalence can make us feel torn between opposing thoughts or feelings. In the context of therapy, this is SO normal, but the experience can be preoccupying and exhausting!
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Connecting With Adolescents: A Guide For Parents

“People sometimes worry that if we offer comfort when children are upset, we are saying I accept your behaviour. What we are really saying is I accept your emotions.” - J. Milburn
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Connecting with others: the importance of what we don’t say – an introduction to social signaling

Our capacity to connect with others is key to our psychological health, and the way that we express our emotions is key to our capacity to form close relationships. Social signaling - non-verbal signs we convey to others - has a strong impact when it comes to forming and maintaining our relationships.
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What We Didn’t Expect When We Were Expecting

As parents we don’t need to be perfect to be enough - there is a lot of value in being a “good enough” mom. Kids don’t need perfect parents. In fact, there is some evidence that helicoptering over our children makes it harder for them to learn valuable lessons about independence and making mistakes. Kids...
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Why We Feel Fat and What You Can Do About It

You often hear people talking about feeling fat. But when you stop to think about it, fat isn’t actually a feeling. Joy, anger, sadness, and fear are all examples of emotions. So, why is it that so many of us use “fat” to describe a feeling and understand exactly what others mean when they tell...
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