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.
Consider the daily challenge of confronting an unseen adversary residing within, affecting your relationship with food and your self-perception. Eating disorders represent intricate mental health struggles endured by millions on a daily basis.
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.
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.
In the vast universe of psychotherapy, a shining star offers a unique approach to mental health management – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Unlike traditional
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition marked by persistent and unwanted thoughts, compulsive actions, and intrusive ideas that create substantial discomfort and disrupt everyday living.
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.
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.
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!
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.