March 17, 2020

How to Cope With the Stress of Coronavirus

Hi. I’m Dr. Ian Shulman from Shift Cognitive Therapy in Oakville. It’s March Break 2020 and we’re all stuck at home for what we hope won’t be for too long a time. But that’s the thing about where the world is at these days: No one really knows what the […]
March 12, 2020
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Coronavirus Office Update for March 19

While our physical office is closed during the week of March 16 – 20 for a renovation, we remain open administratively and continue to offer most of our usual clinical services by telephone and videoconferencing apps. We intend to continue operating that way for the foreseeable future, at least until […]
March 12, 2020
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Closed for Renovations March 16 – 20, 2020

We are getting a refresh for Spring 2020! New carpets and a fresh coat of paint. Out with some ‘Old’ and in with some ‘New’. A breath of fresh air for your comfort and ours. While the office will be closed during the week of March Break, we’ll still be […]
February 10, 2020

Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In

“Miss Representation” and “The Mask You Live In” are two documentaries that deal with the very important topics of how we socialize girls and boys. Each one focuses on one gender and highlights the massive impacts that socialization has on individuals and on our society as a whole. Both are […]
February 5, 2020
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The Importance of Self-Regulation

CBC Radio’s program Ideas aired a fascinating documentary on June 16, 2014 about the importance of helping children develop their capacity to self-regulate. The broad category of ‘self-regulation’ refers to a group of abilities that includes being aware of and able to change emotional states, moving the focus of attention from any one thing […]
January 30, 2020

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 […]