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Calgary Psychologists

Let’s meet on the continuum of mental wellness, illness and treatment

02.16.2013

During the journey of life most everyone will experience the undulations between “up days” and “down days”.  Many of the therapy sessions in psychologists’ offices are with clients who don’t have a mental health diagnosis because they are the “worried-well” – those who are dealing with everyday stress, everyday sadness, everyday worry and everyday relational [...]

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How therapeutic change becomes you

10.19.2011

Research shows that therapeutic change comes about quicker and feels deeper if three things are perpetually and mindfully present in the dialogue and encounter between a psychologist/counsellor and a client:  BOND, GOALS AND METHODS.  I’ve found in my counselling work  that too much structuring and stratifying of the therapy session stifles the client’s spirit and inhibits the flow of [...]

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Positive Aging A How To Guide

07.18.2011

Numerous studies have shown that a positive outlook on aging translates not only to happier retirement years and overall better mental health, but longevity as well. In fact, those who have a positive attitude when it comes to aging live an average of 7.5 years longer than people who are anxious or depressed about aging.

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How Happiness Makes You Healthy

07.11.2011

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” But this isn’t just a well-known saying; numerous studies have continually proven the benefits of happiness and optimism on health. Not only does a happy, upbeat mood make you feel good emotionally, but it can also make you a healthier person physically. A few of [...]

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Can Procrastination Be Good for You?

06.14.2011

Chances are, you’re probably familiar with the concept of procrastination. We all do it, whether it’s cramming for a test at the last minute, putting off doing laundry until there’s nothing to wear, or waiting until the last second to file taxes.

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Are You Living Your Life on Purpose

06.07.2011

Most people want to live a full, purposeful life that is rich and full of meaning. People who live their lives on purpose are excited to wake up each day and see what the day has in store. They have plans and goals that enrich their lives and are continually working towards self-progression and fulfilling [...]

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Helping Happiness Happen

04.15.2011

For me, happiness arises and subsides to the degree that I practice “the cultivation of healthy habits”.  These healthy habits exist in three domains of activity/being: Getting-Growing-Giving. With getting, I enjoy the pleasures of things; with growing, I live in the zone of flow-based engagement; with giving, I identify with “something larger” than myself while [...]

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How to Leverage Positive Thinking and Positive Communication

02.11.2011

by: Christopher Groscurth There is good empirical research supporting the fact that communicating and thinking positively are important for fostering extraordinary performance in work and life. Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Positivity (Random House), has conducted research that supports the fact [...]

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Positive Psychology in Practice

01.28.2011

by: Sean M. Kelly “I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon a street I came across a man who had no feet!” Unknown Many people are facing very tough challenges in their lives today. Some are even resorting to end it all as the whole financial foundation on which they based [...]

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The Correlation Between Health and Happiness

12.31.2010

We have all heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine” but how much truth is there to this statement? Apparently a lot! Research has found that happiness itself may cause good health, and may be as important a factor as certain unhealthy habits such as smoking. A study in the journal Proceedings of the [...]

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