Four tips to kick procrastination to the curb

Jasmin Dhillon, PHDJasmin Dhillon, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Written by Jasmin Dhillon, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist Procrastination is a fairly common problem – everyone does it! Procrastination is delaying or putting something off for later. It can take the form of sleeping, eating, engaging in other pleasurable activities, or even engaging in tasks that are not as important as the task that is being avoided. For many procrastination can become … Read More

Should I be doing more as a mother? I am exhausted!

Marina AgafonovMarina Agafonov, Parenting, PsychotherapyLeave a Comment

Written by Marina Agafonov, Registered Provisional Psychologist This morning I sat down to chat with Leslie Horton on GlobalNews Calgary about motherhood expectations. Moms place such high expectations on themselves that sometimes they find it hard to live up to their own standards! Remember that you are an expert at this, you know what is best for your child and … Read More

3 myths about Addiction: BUSTED

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Written by Tessa Burns Martin, Owner, Registered Psychologist There are several myths about addiction that if you listen to them, they may impact your treatment. Please read the myths and see if you have believed any of them and find out the reality. Myth #1 The substances that individuals get addicted to are naturally addictive and if used regularly, everyone … Read More

Do I have to stop drinking?

Tessa Burns MartinAddiction, Tessa BurnsLeave a Comment

This time of year can be very challenging for many people. There are so many holiday parties to attend and many of them will be serving alcohol. One of the most common question I get from clients who are starting to realize that their drinking may be becoming problematic is whether they have to stop drinking forever. They can’t imagine … Read More

Available Healing Services For Canadian Veterans

Tessa Burns MartinIn the Press, Tessa Burns, TraumaLeave a Comment

Veterans are very strong individuals, but when dealing with mental health concerns, especially PTSD it is important to get support. After returning from service many veterans experience some form of mental health concerns. This may range from loss of identity to depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may also struggle with substance abuse as a coping strategy to … Read More