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What Psychologists Do

Psychologists are highly trained mental health specialists who focus largely on behaviour, on understanding its causes and how to change it. While people are usually aware of much of what they do, a lot of behaviour occurs on the fringes of awareness and it is there, that it can contribute to problems. For example, arguing […]

What Are Psychologists?

Many people are unsure about what psychologists are and what they do. This was illustrated in a 2011 survey of Canadian attitudes about psychologists and psychological services. Most of the almost 3000 Canadians asked believed that family doctors were the specialists to consult when it came to dealing with issues like anxiety and depression, addictions, […]

You Don’t Have to Believe in Order to Change

Changing something we don’t like about ourselves isn’t easy. In fact, it can be quite difficult because there’s nothing simpler than continuing to do what we’re already doing. A common pitfall that interferes with successful change occurs when we either give up too soon or fail to even start making change because we think we […]

Making Change by Thinking Realistically

It’s no secret that many physical issues, like obesity, heart disease and diabetes are strongly influenced by lifestyle and behaviour. Behavioural choices also contribute to emotional issues, like anxiety, stress and depression. Often, we know exactly how to reduce the severity of problems or even avoid them outright simply by changing our habits. But it’s […]

The Anxiety Feedback Loop

The human body values survival so highly that it devotes a large portion of its energy resources to watching for and reacting to potential dangers. The ‘fight-flight reaction system’ is our built-in mechanism to focus attention and help us manage with trouble. It works automatically, sounding alarms without the need for conscious control because waiting […]

Set An Intention and Do It

Standing at the finish of the Sporting Life 10K this morning, watching several thousand of the estimated 23,000 runners cross the line, it was hard not to notice the differences among them. Some crossed the line in focused sprints, putting all of their remaining energy toward the goal of finishing with their best time, while […]

Anxiety – Automatic Protection

Anxiety and panic attacks are among the most common reasons people are referred to psychologists. An initial part of learning how to cope with anxiety is understanding what it actually is. Looking at our modern world, it can be surprising to realize that the human brain still functions about the same as it did 40,000 […]

Successful Spring Flight Seminar

Ten very brave people faced their fears of flying over the weekend of May 5-6, 2012. The group spent two days with psychologist Dr. Ian Shulman and commercial pilot, Captain Marc-Antoine Plourde working to understand what scares them about flying and learning how to cope more effectively”. Like most fearful fliers, many in the group […]

Take Control of Your Fear of Flying

May 5 & 6, 2012 at Toronto Pearson Airport Openings are still available for Shift Cognitive Therapy and De Plour Research and Training’s spring session of our successful workshop on learning to control your fear of flying. The session occurs in a comfortable boardroom within the SkyService Terminal on the grounds of Toronto’s Pearson International […]

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