Breaking the Cycle: Stop Suffering From Chronic Pain

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

Nature’s Medicine: Exercise and Mental Wellness

Eliciting Endorphins We all know the good feelings we get after going for a run, completing a physical task, or finishing a workout.  We know from the research that engaging in exercise improves physical health.  For instance, exercise can reduce symptoms of high blood pressure, arthritis, and diabetes.  Research has also shown that engaging in

A Trusted Tool for Stress and Mental Illness: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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

Need Help for BFRBs? Try SCAMP!

Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours: SCAMP Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour (BFRB) is an umbrella term for behaviours such as compulsive hair-pulling, skin-picking, cheek-biting, lip-biting, teeth-grinding, etc.  Basically anything that involves repetitive engagement with your body that can potentially cause physical or emotional harm. While picking at one’s skin or pulling out a hair are very common,