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Welcome to the Resiliency Clinic Blog, your monthly source of fresh insights into the fascinating world of psychology. We explore diverse psychological topics, from understanding mental health dynamics to mastering coping strategies. Our carefully curated content helps to unravel the intricacies of the mind, share knowledge and foster a deeper understanding of the human experience.

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Managing Anxiety and Depression: Do I Need Therapy?

Picture a world where the weight of anxious thoughts becomes a burden, your heart races with uncertainty, and even the simplest daily tasks seem like daunting challenges. In this moment, you discover a common bond, for anxiety and depression touch the lives of countless souls around the globe.

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Understanding Adult ADHD: Symptoms, Causes, and Tips for Treatment

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a significant concern that often goes under-recognized or misdiagnosed. While ADHD is commonly identified in childhood, many adults with the condition remain undiagnosed or were never diagnosed as children. The symptoms in adults can manifest differently than in children, making it crucial for clinicians and others to be familiar with its adult presentation.

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Overcoming Trauma: Effective Therapy Options

Comprehending trauma is the initial stage in the path to healing. Trauma denotes the emotional reaction to an event that is profoundly distressing or disturbing, and it can have enduring impacts on a person’s mental and physical well-being.

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Building Resiliency: The Path To Living Well With Diabetes

Many people living with diabetes are frustrated by the amount of time they spend dealing with diabetes-related problems. And, of course, they have other problems in their lives unrelated to diabetes as well. Whether they pertain to relationship struggles, anxiety, depression or work stress, people with diabetes have the everyday struggles other people have, compounded by the difficulty of managing a chronic disease.

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Creating An Affirmation Journal

What are affirmations? Affirmations are found when we ask ourselves, “What can I give myself credit for?” Some people have heard about gratitude journals and there is no doubt that keeping a gratitude journal is a powerful practice. Reflecting on what we appreciate in our lives makes us feel better! However, reflecting on what we appreciate about ourselves and our efforts makes us more confident and self-compassionate.

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What to Expect From Therapy?

Many people are unsure about what to expect from therapy. Thoughts and expectations about the process can prevent people from reaching out, even when they really want support and help. In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we help people learn how to balance their thoughts so they can reduce negative moods like anxiety or fear. We can help you do that, too!

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CBT – What Is It Really About?

At Ottawa South Resiliency Clinic, we teach cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in both individual and group therapy sessions. It is a wonderful framework for understanding problems and working together as a team (client and therapist) to determine what to work on first.

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