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Accessible mental health strategies to foster resilience and compassion
Marina Heifetz Ph.D., C.Psych
What happens when we push our thoughts away is an ongoing struggle, like that feeling we get when we try not to scratch a mosquito bite. Here's what to do instead.
Practical mindfulness exercises for kids can help foster mental well-being, improve concentration, and help them learn to deal with difficult emotions.
Mental health support for mothers needs to consider mothers with diverse needs.
New research shows feeling our sensations is linked to mental health.
Children and parents can gain insight into their emotional states and find helpful ways to regulate them through storybooks.
Did you know that simply validating what someone says can have a physiological relaxation response on the other person?
Given the current wave of COVID-19 and the increased frustration, one of the most important ways to stay resilient and mentally healthy is to strengthen our hopeful thinking.
How can parents build a smoother transition for their children going back to school and beyond?
Are your kids having difficulty paying attention these days? Some basic mindfulness strategies can help.
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Seeking mental health support involves both vulnerability and courage. We would be doing our children injustice to push these issues aside and carry on.
Marina Heifetz, Ph.D., is a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist. She works with children, adolescents, and families in Toronto and is the Director of Child and Family Services at York Region CBT clinic.