Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

January 8, 2020
Fortune cookie fortune. Says avoid holding onto ideas just because you're used to them.

What’s True and What’s Just a Habit?

We humans have amazing brains! Most of us know that, but we often don’t spend much time thinking about why that’s so. One of the amazing things our brain does is automate common processes so we don’t need to waste the very precious and limited conscious awareness we have on […]
December 11, 2019
Young woman swimming in a lake

Treat Anxiety with Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy is a cornerstone of the treatment of anxiety (check out our Anxiety disorders complete guide) because it enables people who are afraid of something to gather realistic evidence about what that thing is REALLY like, and then make more thoughtful decisions about whether they want to continue being […]
November 29, 2019

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, […]
November 20, 2019

How You View the Bees Matters More Than the Bees

The other day, I was out with friends on a beautiful, sunny, weekend morning. We were on an outdoor patio drinking coffee and eating deliciously sweet cinnamon buns from a local bakery. It was a perfect way to spend a morning, knowing summer is over and cooler, fall temperatures will […]
November 14, 2019

The Role of Attachment in Infancy on Later Mental and Physical Health

The opening line from an award-winning video (see below) produced by two Ryerson University psychology students says it all when it comes to the importance of mental health: “It’s not possible to talk about health without including mental health.” Approximately 1 in every 5 Canadians experiences a mental health issue […]
August 26, 2019

Cognitive Therapy vs Psychotherapy

What is the Difference Between Cognitive Therapy vs. Psychotherapy? There are a wide variety of treatments for behavioral and emotional problems. So, it can be an overwhelming task to choose the right treatment or therapy. Before picking a treatment plan and therapist, you should have a basic understanding of the […]