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OCD Book Recommendation: “Triggered” by Fletcher Wortmann

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    Shannon Byrne, an OCD therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic, reviews “Triggered” by Fletcher Wortmann, a book about living with OCD.


OCD Book Recommendation: “It’ll Be Okay” by Shannon Shy

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    Shannon Byrne, an OCD therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic, reviews “It’ll Be Okay” by Shannon Shy, a book about overcoming OCD.


Therapists are like cooks in a kitchen

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  Over 12,000 research studies confirm that psychotherapy is remarkably beneficial. But what is psychotherapy? There are many, many kinds of therapy offered to people experiencing all kind of issues—there’s CBT, Gestalt therapy, mindfulness-based treatments, positive psychology, narrative therapy, and many more. Which one is the best one?Well, it turns out that the person doing… Read more


Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy for Social Anxiety

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The program developers for our Social Anxiety Group come together this summer to facilitate the course! This summer, The Mindfulness Clinic is pleased to offer the 10-week program for Social Anxiety facilitated by the psychiatrist and the psychologist who developed the group over ten years ago: Dr. Jan Fleming and Dr. Nancy Kocovski. The program… Read more


Mindfulness-Based Group Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Social Anxiety

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A research study published in the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy compared two types of group therapy for the treatment of participants with Social Anxiety Disorder. A Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Group program (MAGT) was compared to a Cognitive Behavioural Group program (CBGT) and a control group in order to provide evidence that MAGT is an… Read more


Self-Love Is in the Air!

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Ah, February. A time of year when days are short, temperatures are cold, and the dreary winter seems to be dragging on. This icy stretch is punctuated by Valentine’s Day, a holiday for celebrating love between two people. For those in happy relationships, it can be a delightful time. For others, constant reminders of romance… Read more


Try Mindfulness Instead of Resolutions this New Year

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Hilary Killam, Clinical Assistant at The Mindfulness Clinic, reflects on how practising mindfulness can provide a wealth of benefits for the new year. A new year is often time for reflection, renewal and resolutions. It is common to take stock of how we fared the year before, and wish to better ourselves for the future…. Read more


Mindfulness Meditation Can Prevent Depression During Pregnancy

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Around 30% of pregnant women who have a history of depression will develop a new bout of depression before or after birth. A new study looked at whether a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course could have an impact on this relapse rate—and the results were very promising. After participating in MBCT, only 18% of pregnant… Read more


Mindfulness is good for your heart ♥

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A new study has found that dispositional mindfulness, or “an awareness of what we are thinking and feeling in the moment,” is associated with improved cardiovascular functioning and better overall health. Research participants completed a questionnaire measuring mindfulness and were measured for various indicators of cardiovascular health, including physical activity level, cigarette smoking, fasting blood… Read more


Training in Self-Compassion Can Help With Body Image Issues

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A new study out of the University of Waterloo shows that women who practice self-compassion have better body image and have fewer concerns about their appearance and diets than other women. The study took BMI measurements for 153 women and administered several questionnaires designed to measure self-compassion, self-esteem, body image, and eating behaviours. The researchers… Read more



 

 

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