Tag: stress

Benefits of Giving Back

We all know that it is good to help others but, aside from the social pressures to assist those in need, there are also surprising benefits to us and the persons around us as we grow from these good deeds.  Some of the benefits to look forward to with volunteering and giving back to your community include:

  1. It Feels Good: when we are feeling sad, down or helpless, helping others helps us to feel more confident that we are able to assist and support others.  Volunteering can combat stress and increase happiness through meaningful interactions with others.
  2. You Get What You  Read more
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Keep the Summertime Vibes Going.

As we return from Summer Holidays and Vacations and transition back to School/Work mode, there are some simple things that we can do to Keep the Summertime Vibes Going:

  1. Reminders: Keep reminders around that trigger positive memories, whether a small token from one of your trips or pictures from a party.  External triggers can help bring us back to a good space even when our energy begins to drop and we start to fall into the “back to school” funk. Read more
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Ready. Set. Breathe.

In today’s fast-paced world people are more connected to each other, work and activities than ever before. While good for business and efficiency, many people experience higher levels of stress than in the past due to this need to be accountable at all times (to work, friends and family).

Sometimes we need time to ourselves, downtime to allow us to recharge before we go again.  This allows us to feel more at peace, more stable and will actually help us be more productive in the long-run.  One of the most simple ways to slow down and begin to relax your mind and body is through deep breathing. Here are a few ideas that can help you make the most of deep breathing practice:

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New Group Programmes Starting this Fall for Adults and Teens!

I am excited to announce that we will be offering 2 new groups beginning in September! (Next week!) If you are interested, let us know. You can start at any time within the period that they are offered. All you have to do is give us a call and let us know you’re interested. See you there! 🙂

Teen Talk Support Group

Confidential support group for young people from 15-18 years old. Group therapy provides an effective way to tackle life’s problems with the support of a peer group. Teen Talk Group focuses on issues specific to adolescents: independence, healthy relationships, school, peer pressure, self-esteem, identity, difficulties with mood and anxiety. Join us in a safe space to talk with other teens to learn to understand yourself and others better and develop healthy coping skills. Sessions facilitated by Dr. Alexandra Bodden, Clinical Psychologist.

Cost: $200.00 for 4 sessions

When: Monday Evenings 4:30-5:30 PM

Dates: September 7th-October 26th 2015

Where: BHAC, Hospital Road Plaza, George Town Drop-in Cost per session: $55.00

Stress Less Group

Gain skills and tools to manage stress and increase happiness. If you are an adult, feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stressed, this group is for you. Topics will include understanding your own unique stress, the importance of values and beliefs in stress, learning hands-on techniques to reduce stress and developing a personalized action plan for managing stress. Learn how to put yourself at the top of your own priority list. Sessions co-facilitated by Dr. Alexandra Bodden, Clinical Psychologist, and Heather Lockhart, Professional Life Coach.

Cost: $200.00 for 4 sessions

When: Thursdays 12:00 Noon-1:00PM

Dates: September 3th-October 29th 2015

Where: BHAC, Hospital Road Plaza, George Town

Drop-in Cost per session: $55.0o

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