When I work with people in therapy I introduce skills which they can use at home, in order to build  confidence, strength and resiliency. I never know for sure which tools will click with a person, so I am patient and persistent in offering as many as possible, so that maybe a practice will develop…

A recent study has revealed that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD in France (less than 5% of school-ages children) is remarkably lower than the number of children diagnosed with this disorder in the North America (up to 12% of school-aged children). While North American child psychiatrists perceive ADHD a medical condition that can…

La pleine conscience est un état d’esprit dans lequel l’individu focalise son attention sur les sensations corporelles. Une personne pleinement consciente a connaissance des manières dont son corps réagit aux sources de stress, qui provoquent des pensées et des symptômes physiques d’anxiété. Par la pratique de l’art-thérapie de la pleine conscience, la personne s’entraîne à…

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 3.2million Canadian youth between the ages of 12-19 are at the risk of developing Depression. Shocking? Right. Children and adolescents can develop depression if they are/ have experiencing/ experienced: Huge pressure from school, society, or family Stressful transitions, such as changing school, neighborhood, city, or country A major…

When we entertain this subject, there are so many different types of relationships in life. We encounter relationships at work and home, with family, peers, children and friends. Healthy relationships allow for individuality, bring out the best in people, and invite personal growth. Developing meaningful relationships is a concern for all of us. Getting close…

Treatment professionals have only recently recognized that substance-abuse treatment programs for adolescents cannot simply be scaled-down versions of adult programs. Adolescents are not simply “little adults.” Unlike their adult counterparts, adolescents in treatment have more family difficulties, are more likely to have psychological problems, and are more likely to have attempted suicide. Their alcohol and…

Have you ever wished you hadn’t done what you done? Or said what you said?The reality is that, mistakes happen! What is important is that you do not lose control of the situation. Be creative in finding a new way to approach your problems, in turning your mistakes into something more positive. An activity, which…

Because of the recent press about the amazing benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy more and more therapists are bringing their dogs to work. Is this Animal Assisted Therapy? Animal Assisted Therapy involves a trained counselor or therapist working with a trained animal in a goal-directed way within that therapists’ area of expertise. The therapist should…

99% of the anxiety provoking thoughts has their roots in either the past or the future. Hence, central to the anxiety reducing activities is the idea of being/living in the moment/ present. To read more, please visit: http://blog.montrealarttherapy.com/?p=80