Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) What is the difference between chronic and acute pain? Acute: Chronic pain: Individuals with chronic pain often end up stuck in the pain cycle. The pain hurts: we decrease our activity level in response. This tends to decondition us. When we reduce capacity we often develop negative emotions
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual counselling sessions have become a popular method of accessing mental health services. But is Telehealth appropriate for everyone? Will the experience be the same as an in-person appointment? What are the pros and cons to keep in mind when deciding on the platform that will work best
Acceptance and Committment Therapy: taking action in line with your values.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be a highly effective therapy for trauma, PTSD, and many other types of concerns. But is it right for you? What can you expect? Here are some common questions people have about EMDR. If you are interested in learning more or think this might be a good fit
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy used for a host of difficulties and mental health disorders. This is the number one therapy treatment recommended by doctors and psychiatrists for anxiety and depression. CBT is also effective for: CBT is based on several core constructs. According to CBT, thoughts are connected to feelings and
Mindful Self-Compassion Mindfulness has traditionally been described as the awareness that occurs when intentionally acknowledging, in a non-judgmental way, the flow of experience that is occurring in the present moment (Kabat-Zinn, 2003). In other words, staying focused on the here and now. Self-compassion is the state of “being open to and moved by one’s own
What is insomnia? Insomnia is as condition described by many as stressful, anxiety provoking, and debilitating. Insomnia is defined as the difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Insomnia impacts an individual by impairing their ability to function during the day and is often associated with daytime fatigue. Insomnia is categorized as either a chronic or
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