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Emotional Validation vs. Gratitude: Are They Incompatible?

When faced with a situation where our feelings are mixed, emotional validation and gratitude are two responses that can be seemingly at odds...but are they really? Therapist and PhD/PsyD Candidate Nada Kadhim explores how the two can actually go hand in hand to reflect a truer, more helpful understanding of the emotions we experience.
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Time for change: thriving through stressful academic transitions

For many, summer represents a stress-free pause before getting back to the regularly scheduled program. However, for some, the summer before a major transition is rife with anticipatory stress. Dr. Stephanie Correia introduces a few key points to consider if you are supporting a student or if you are navigating an academic transition yourself!
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Punishment: why do we use it and what can we do instead?

Many of us come from an upbringing where punishments were common, and we have been taught that using punishments is the main way to discipline a child or correct behaviour. But is it really the best way? Dr. Vanessa Kurdi want us to reconsider what we know and think more deeply about why we reach...
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How Do I Respond To My Child’s Worries?

How best to respond when your child feels anxious or worried? Should you crack a joke to distract them? Reassure and say there’s nothing to worry about? Protect them from the source of their distress by avoiding it? Intuition often leads us in those directions, but the best strategies may be ones that help our...
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Therapy For Anxiety: A Group For Adults

This 8-week group will address the most common anxiety issues and help you learn coping skills to process your emotions, face challenging situations and promote change to improve your quality of life.
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Better Managing Anxiety: A Group For Teens

This workshop for teens ages 12-16 will help them to both manage and reduce stress levels using concrete and accessible tools that they will be able to practice across contexts and throughout time
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4 Steps To Break The Anxiety Cycle

Anxious thoughts can sometimes lead us in circles, leaving us feeling tied up in knots. In this blog post, Dr. Maryann Joseph explains the anxiety cycle and brings us 4 practical steps we can use to break free.
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Choose Yourself While Respecting Others: The Whys and Hows of Assertiveness

Do you find it difficult to set boundaries and ask others to respect them, and to ask for what you need in a way that respects others? If you have trouble being assertive, it may be a sign that you have low self-esteem, lack self-compassion, or struggle with social anxiety. Read on to find out...
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Anxiety: A Few Tools For Your Toolbox

This practical blog post by Dr Lisa Linardatos shares key strategies and helpful tools for dealing with anxiety.
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