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31 Oct 2016

Can CBT Relieve Symptoms of Insomnia?

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By: Leorra Newman, M.A. Most people have had experience with sleep difficulties at one time or another.  We are bombarded with media messages emphasizing the dangers of sleep deprivation and the importance of healthy sleep habits, yet it is difficult for many of us to find the time to disconnect and wind down.  In addition, periods of stress, illness, or transition may trigger interruptions to our usual sleep patterns.  Sleep difficulties are also often intertwined with other psychological issues, such as depression and anxiety, and by…

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19 Sep 2016

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Complicated Grief: When Grief Lingers

By: Dr. Virginia Boquiren Grief is a normal, universally experienced reaction to loss. A person who is grieving can experience a myriad of difficult emotions, which at times can be overwhelming and seem never-ending. The most intense grief is often caused by the death of a loved one; however, any…

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2 May 2016

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Coping With Cancer

According to the Canadian Cancer Society’s most recent statistics, an estimated 196,900 new cases of cancer will have occurred in Canada in 2015 and 63% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their initial diagnosis (source: Canadian Cancer Society: Canadian Cancer Statistics publication). As our…

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4 Apr 2016

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How Can Meditation Benefit Your Mental Health?

The use of meditation and other mindfulness practices continues to grow in popularity. Many people are realizing the benefits that meditation provides in addressing a variety of health issues. In addition, the scientific community continues to explore meditation and the ways it can influence the mind and body. Understanding how…

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27 Nov 2015

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What Are The Signs Of Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD (aptly named), is the clinical term used to describe seasonal depression. After a long summer of beautiful weather, a more active lifestyle, and being surrounded by people who are in a significantly better mood, the sudden change in seasons and the lifestyle changes that go…

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