Managing Anxiety as we Enter “The New Normal”

This year has certainly been one of transitions for many people. As we have all navigated through the affects of COVID-19, many people have made the transition to working from home and seeing family and friends virtually. Restrictions are slowly being lifted, and many are considering how they transition to...

June 15th, 2020|

Two Podcasts: Coping with Working from Home & Helping Your Team Manage Working From Home

Recently, Dr. Lazar recorded two podcasts with the Mississauga Board of Trade to help employees and employers through the challenging times of COVID-19: Podcast 1: Coping with Working from Home Working from home during these times of social distancing can be challenging. Below in two parts, Dr. Lazar discusses some...

April 17th, 2020|

Managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a psychological approach that focuses on strategies based in acceptance, mindfulness, and behaviour change. It focuses on how to be more connected in the moment, and when useful, how to change behaviour. Dr. Russ Harris, a prominent ACT therapist and author, has recently published...

April 6th, 2020|

Six strategies for looking after yourself during COVID-19

The evolving public health situation around COVID-19 is changing rapidly, impacting our day-to-day activities and routines. This can pose challenges to our usual ways of coping well and managing our daily schedules. With any change, we see increased uncertainty. Therefore, many of us may be experiencing more anxiety or sadness...

March 18th, 2020|

Understanding Delusional Beliefs

What is Psychosis? Psychosis is often defined as a set of symptoms that can involve: Delusional beliefs Hallucinations that are often auditory in nature Disorganized thinking and behaviour, and Negative symptoms, which include a lack of enjoyment in activities, decreased social interaction, and decreased motivation. These symptoms can often cause...

November 9th, 2019|
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