Your days under lockdown may be an emotional rollercoaster filled with bouts of anxiety, sadness, frustration and even guilt. With our freedom of movement removed from us and uncertainty about the duration and impact of the Coronavirus, it is to be expected that most people will be sitting with feelings of loss and even grief.…

Students experience a high level of stress during the course of their studies. Long (and never ending) assignments, double-exams in one day, numerous chapters to read, and preparation for oral presentation can all be stressful. High levels of stress have been identified to have negative impact on students’ psychological and physical well-being and interfere with…

An extremely common issue I’m faced with in the treatment setting is depression, coupled with chronic pain. In my field, we reference these individuals as the co-morbid, meaning there are two or more illnesses occurring within an individual at the same time. This is important to note because often times, treating the issues simultaneously yields…

Self-compassion has received a lot of research recently (over 1,000 published studies)! Psychologist Dr. Kristen Neff was the first to come up with a formal definition of self-compassion, and use it as a measure in psychological research. Her definition of self-compassion is made up of 3 components. 1.) Mindfulness In order to give ourselves compassion…

Purchase: Emotional Wound First Aid Kit If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, there is reason to suspect that an emotional injury, wound or pain is present in your life. I often suppress my feelings. I choose to keep hurtful events a secret. I hold anger or resentment. I have trouble trusting…

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