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Psychotherapy is Evidence-Based Self-Care

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Commemorating Atrocities against Canadian Indigenous Peoples

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Avoiding Indecision or Decision-Fatigue

Many people are struggling with indecision or the burden of decision-making. Here’s a great article about how to ease some of these burdens.

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What to say when someone’s having a hard time

It can be challenging to know exactly what to say when someone is having a hard time. This includes “toxically positive” messages. Here’s a great article about the dos and don’ts of constructive support.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/how-to-help-mental-health/2021/07/27/7ab2476c-ef06-11eb-a452-4da5fe48582d_story.html?fbclid=IwAR28iWghPsbjJaf49IpoualnUO5TurEP_TRer93_T3M4BxuCKHw-q_UlR8c

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Overcoming Phone Addiction

If you have difficulty putting your phone down sometimes, you are not alone. This is an interesting article about recommendations from psychologists about how to develop a healthier relationship with devices.

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Back to Work Anxiety

If you are anxious about going back to work after working from home for the duration of the pandemic, you are not alone. Here is a great article and some tips for how to cope.

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Sleep Difficulties and the (Post)Pandemic

A vast majority of adults struggle with occasional or persistent sleep difficulties. And the pandemic hasn’t helped. This is an interesting article about how the pandemic has made sleep worse for a lot of people and how to make it better.

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New Online Course on Mental Wellness

 

Transitions can be notoriously challenging, including the recovery from life during the pandemic. After our successful Coping with COVID online course, I am glad to be able to continue to offer new resources to support individuals during this time.

Therefore, I am delighted to announce the release of our new online course:

The course provides an opportunity for in-depth engagement with innovative ideas and strategies for increasing mental wellness using acceptance-based principles and tools.

Course benefits include:

  • Better managing everyday life stressors and challenges
  • Learning to overcome low motivation, procrastination, and bad habits
  • Coping with difficult feelings and thoughts
  • Increasing self-esteem and self-confidence

For more information, check out the course page.

Until July 1st, you can enjoy a 75% discount.

Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock, R.Psych. (#1945)
Executive Director at Alethea Services

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Transitioning out of COVID Restrictions

If you are apprehensive about transitioning out of COVID restrictions, you are not alone. This particular transition back to the “old normal” is making lots of people anxious. It’s a good time to check your coping skills. Here’s an interesting article about it:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/5-tips-from-mental-health-experts-on-transitioning-out-of-covid-restrictions

 

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COVID 19 Stress Management

It seems that the latest public health restrictions in response to the latest wave of COVID have hit many people really hard. Lots of people feel disappointed and stressed that the pandemic is still going on and restrictions are still being imposed.

If you feel like that, here are five stress excellent stress management tools:

https://www.apa.org/topics/covid-19/stress-management-tools