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Think you’re headed towards a holiday relationship breakup? Here’s what to do

Posted by Priya Sholanki, MSW, RSW on Sep 28, 2018 1:36:01 PM

The Turkey Dump. Spring break break-ups. Holidays can add a layer of stress to relationships while you’re away from your significant other attending school. So, what can you do to help your[...]

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Understanding panic attacks and how to stop having them

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Sep 28, 2018 1:25:01 PM

Experiencing a panic attack can be an alarming and frightening experience, and have a disruptive impact on quality of life.

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Topics: panic

Feeling homesick is real. Here’s some tips to start feeling better.

Posted by Priya Sholanki, MSW, RSW on Sep 13, 2018 1:20:08 PM

Homesickness is real, and it can hit you hard.

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You got a crappy grade. Now what?

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Sep 7, 2018 3:30:33 PM

You didn’t study enough. You used the wrong data set for your paper. You’re losing focus on your assignments. You got a crappy grade. Being a post-secondary student means facing setbacks you’ve[...]

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Setback at work? Here’s how to get over it.

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Sep 6, 2018 4:27:02 PM

You didn’t meet your quota. Your priority package wasn’t sent on time. The latest promotion went to the newest hire. It can be tough to deal with setbacks at work.

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How the BEACON therapist empowers your way forward

Posted by Priya Sholanki, MSW, RSW on Sep 4, 2018 2:30:12 PM

Everyone who uses BEACON gets their own therapist. You’ll form a relationship with them throughout your experience, from the initial assessment to the end of your course of therapy.

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This is how anxiety can feel

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Aug 8, 2018 11:27:15 AM

Feeling anxious – about people, situations, or just a general background soundtrack of worry – can have a profound impact on how you react to your everyday life.  While there is more than one type[...]

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Topics: Stress, Anxiety

CBT helps you become resilient for life’s demands

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Aug 1, 2018 5:11:31 PM

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, helps people develop resilience to cope with life’s demands. If you are feeling down, overwhelmed or stressed out, CBT can be an effective way to improve[...]

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This is how depression can feel

Posted by Priya Sholanki, MSW, RSW on Jul 30, 2018 1:15:56 PM

Depression is more than being sad or feeling down. Someone who experiences persistently strong negative feelings that interfere with their day-to-day life and impact how they deal with people[...]

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Topics: depression

Signs you may be experiencing PTSD

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on May 23, 2018 9:43:25 AM

Most people are familiar with posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as a mental health condition experienced by soldiers who have experienced combat or by first responders following experiences[...]

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