In our previous blog post, Five Tools to Help with Anger Management, we reviewed a few techniques to try if you struggle to tame your temper. Here, we’ll outline strategies on managing conflicts effectively. Disagreements are an inevitable and natural part of all interpersonal relationships.
Anger can be a normal response to challenging situations. Often, anger sends the important message that something isn’t right, and you need to take action. However, anger becomes problematic when it is more intense than situations warrant, when it frequently flares up, and when it
A panic attack is defined as a sudden rush of intense fear or discomfort. Panic attacks are accompanied by at least four physical symptoms, such as a racing heartbeat or palpitations, sweating, shaking, difficulty breathing, a choking sensation, dizziness, and stomach upset (American Psychiatric Association,
Guided imagery is widely recognized as an effective stress management tool. Research has also demonstrated its usefulness for enhancing sleep, decreasing pain, alleviating depression, curbing overeating, and boosting the body’s natural ability to heal. In light of the evidence, a growing number of hospitals are
Has your career left you overwhelmed? Do you feel increasingly uninspired and depleted? Research suggests that, after continually escalating for the last few decades, work-related stress has reached epidemic levels. It seems that work-related stress is largely related to the perception of control. Studies have
Tackling a mental health concern, such as anxiety and panic attacks, can feel daunting. You may even find yourself not knowing where to begin; however, it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Try developing these healthy habits on a daily basis to improve your emotional wellbeing.
As outlined in our previous post, Dr. John Gottman’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling) are communication styles that spell disaster for any relationship. Good news is that if the Horsemen are galloping through your home, you can tether them by
They say knowledge is power, and so anyone in a romantic relationship should be aware of the four evidence-based predictors of divorce, or more generally, a relationship ending: criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling. These communication styles were discovered by Dr. John Gottman, a psychologist who was
It’s easy to get caught up in the negative news that’s constantly circling around you. From pandemics, to unemployment, to violent crimes, there’s no shortage of events that incite feelings of anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, negative emotions are like quicksand; once you start sinking in,
According to statistics published by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), by the age of 40, approximately half the national population will have or will have experienced mental health problems. Given this data, it’s clear that mental health concerns will affect everyone, either directly or