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Accepting Our Parents

Dr. Simcha Samuel invites us to take a thoughtful look at ways our past experience informs our present, and how recognizing and accepting our own parents' fallibility can help us more fully accept ourselves in our own roles as parents.
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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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Turning Our Worst Critic into an Ally: Self-Compassion and How to Cultivate It

Why is being kind to ourselves harder to do than being kind to others? Why is it so hard to give ourselves a break? What it means to be self-compassionate, and how we can put it into practice, are things we will explore in this blog post on the ins and outs of self-compassion.
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“I want to feel better but it’s hard to change”: Exploring ambivalence – the relationships edition

For many, although part of us wants to change, another part of us has a hard time imagining doing things differently. In her blog on Exploring Ambivalence, Dr. Maeve O'Leary-Barrett looks at the value of paying attention to ambivalence with a special regard for how it relates to difficulties in our relationships.
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To Do or to Be?

What does “being” versus “doing” look like?  How can this be explained? In her blog To Do or To Be, clinical psychologist Leanne Rondeau shows how the Guided Discovery experiential exercise from Dr. Paul Gilbert, founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, can help us understand the difference.
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Disappointing Others: It Has to Happen Sometimes

We can't always say 'yes'... in fact 'no' is not only sometimes necessary but also, a good answer. Dr Lisa Linardatos discusses people-pleasing, boundaries and the discomfort at the root of our avoidance when it comes to letting other people down.
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“Treatment Resistant Teens”: Making Therapy Work for Adolescents

Exploring and understanding reasons for a teen's reluctance to therapy - from fear of judgment, pride, or feeling forced by an adult, to prior negative experiences in therapy, disinterest, or confusion about the process - can help prevent mislabelling teens as treatment resistant. Dr Amanda Plokar shares pointers for parents to consider that can help...
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