June 15, 2020
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Belly Breathing For Anxiety and Stress

Belly Breathing Calms Body and Mind Belly breathing is an easy way to reduce anxiety and calm the body and mind. It engages the diaphragm, the muscle deep within the chest that plays a major role in respiration, and also the vagus nerve, an information super-highway between the brain and […]
April 1, 2020
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Psychotherapy Now Covered by SunLife

Are you covered by SunLife’s extended health benefits insurance? Historically, SunLife Financial would only reimburse claims for psychotherapy services that were provided by Registered Psychologists. However, as we all work virtually through the current COVID-19 pandemic, SunLife has very graciously changed that. We are happy to report that, as of […]
March 18, 2020
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Coronavirus Anxiety

If you’re like me, your email and social media feeds are blowing up with all things coronavirus. Unfamiliar things are happening and there are many things up in the air.  You may be wondering exactly how long the kids will be out of school, worrying about what your future income […]
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 […]
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 […]

Now open for in-person sessions!

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Dr. Ian Shulman and Ali Shahrami will be resuming face-to-face sessions starting in early August for clients who prefer to meet in-person. If you're coming into our space, please feel confident knowing that we have cleaning and physical distancing practices in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

We’ve closed our waiting room to visitors, and ask that you stay outside the building until your appointment time. We’ll wear a mask when we’re together with you, and we’ll ask you to do the same at all times within our suite....

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