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How to Argue Fairly

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. 

2021-07-29T20:10:47+00:00July 29th, 2021|

Five Tools to Help with Anger Management

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

2021-07-08T20:38:09+00:00July 8th, 2021|

Taming Your Fear of Panic Attacks

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,

2021-06-18T19:00:25+00:00June 18th, 2021|

The Power of Guided Imagery for Mental Health

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

2021-05-28T17:12:49+00:00May 28th, 2021|

Tips for Coping with Work-Related Stress

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

2021-05-07T13:38:13+00:00May 7th, 2021|

Lifestyle Changes to Help Reduce Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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.  

2021-04-16T14:12:14+00:00April 16th, 2021|

Make these changes to improve your relationship

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

2021-03-26T18:11:31+00:00March 26th, 2021|
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Practice Gratitude to Improve your Mental Health

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,

2020-12-03T13:58:48+00:00November 30th, 2020|
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How to Reach Out to a Friend with Mental Health Problems

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

2020-10-19T17:42:12+00:00October 19th, 2020|
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