Unavoidable stress is caused by things like weather, delays, other people’s behaviour, and physical pain or discomfort. Avoidable stress is generated when we make every small thing into a big deal.
Last weekend, the Quebec Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Foundation held their 11th annual conference in Montreal, a one-day event designed to update the OCD community on new treatments for this problem
Last week, the MindSpace Clinic had the pleasure of running a professional mindfulness training for staff at a new private addictions treatment centre opening in Montreal.
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is based on a simple premise derived from attachment theory: human beings need emotional connection.
Research has shown that mindfulness reduces the extent to which we react to emotional events, which is reflected not only in the way we perceive these events but in the way our body physically responds to them.
What’s the take-home message? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy provides tools to modify thoughts and behaviours, which in turn diminishes anxiety and and lifts mood.