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Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders: Our Complete Guide

Throughout the course of human history, our bodies have adapted to deal with different kinds of stress. Our fight or flight response, governed by our autonomic nervous system which works outside of our conscious awareness, was originally designed to help us avoid dangerous and possibly life-threatening situations. However, in our current society, our overall stress […]

Who’s The Boss?

Before making big decisions, many people consult with others first, people who they believe are qualified to help them weigh their options. In the workplace, you might seek the opinion of a particular person because they have the most knowledge about other employees or the customers, or about the workplace culture. Or, you might ask […]

What Are Smartphones Doing to Young People?

Last week, the wonderful, CBC radio program The Sunday Edition  featured a discussion between host Michael Enright and guests, psychologist Jean Twenge and Canadian technology writer Clive Thompson entitled “What Are Smartphones Doing to Young People?”. Dr. Twenge is the author of iGen: Why today’s super-connected kids are growing up less rebellious, more tolerant, less happy and […]

Teens and Anxiety

Denizet-Lewis, Benoit. “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety.” The New York Times Magazine, 11 Oct. 2017. The New York Times Magazine recently featured and article asking the question why so many teens seem to be as anxious as they are. The author cites the National Institute of Mental Health in […]

Demand for Youth Mental Health Services is Exploding

The Toronto Star featured an article today about how universities and colleges are scrambling to decide what amount of funding will be needed to address the mental health needs of students, quoting a psychiatrist from McMaster University who said the school’s counseling service has “lineups out the door and down the hall.” The article goes […]

Shift Supports #TeamUnbreakable

Shift Cognitive Therapy + Assessment is very proud to have supported Cameron Helps, a charitable organization whose goal is to protect youth from anxiety, depression and suicide by fostering lifelong exercise through running. Over the past few months, a group of teens attended an after-school program at the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre where they were paired […]

Bring Conscious Awareness to Your Actions

Human bodies are exceptionally good at making complicated things routine, like driving cars down busy roadways at the same time that we’re singing along to music and adjusting the mirrors. This is really useful because it means I don’t have to waste my precious mental resources relearning everyday things, like how to move my hand […]

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