March 2020

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children

2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

  Problem-solving skills are one of the most important life skills that children need to develop. The use of these skills is evident in children’s play, math and science performance, social interactions, etc. Certain characteristics will interfere with the development of these necessary skill. Among them are lack of self-esteem, self-confidence, shyness and inhibition, anxiety, [...]

Improving Social Problem Solving Skills in Children2020-03-01T21:29:04-05:00

September 2018

Are you struggling with school stress as College & University students?

2022-07-18T11:19:37-04:00

  If you are a college or university student, did you ever experience stress-related somatic problems, lack of concentration and focus, lack of motivation, insomnia, excessive worrying, or negative self-talk (e.g., I don’t get this, I shouldn’t have applied to this program, I’m not as smart as other students)? Well, the good news is that [...]

Are you struggling with school stress as College & University students?2022-07-18T11:19:37-04:00

May 2013

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

2017-07-10T15:46:40-04:00

A recent study has revealed that the number of children diagnosed with ADHD in France (less than 5% of school-ages children) is remarkably lower than the number of children diagnosed with this disorder in the North America (up to 12% of school-aged children). While North American child psychiatrists perceive ADHD a medical condition that can [...]

FRENCH OR AMERICAN: DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?2017-07-10T15:46:40-04:00

Depression: Does it only affect adults?

2017-07-10T15:56:41-04:00

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 3.2 million Canadian youth between the ages of 12-19 are at the risk of developing Depression. Shocking? Right. Children and adolescents can develop depression if they are/ have experiencing/ experienced: Huge pressure from school, society, or family Stressful transitions, such as changing school, neighbourhood, city, or country A [...]

Depression: Does it only affect adults?2017-07-10T15:56:41-04:00

MINDFULNESS-BASED ART THERAPY

2017-07-10T16:03:14-04:00

Mindfulness is a state of mind where the focus on the bodily sensations is at its highest peak. A mindful person is aware of how his/her body is reacting to the anxiety provoking thoughts and symptoms of anxiety. In the practice of mindful art therapy one practices to be present and remain present to face [...]

MINDFULNESS-BASED ART THERAPY2017-07-10T16:03:14-04:00

April 2013

ART THERAPY AND ANXIETY

2017-07-10T16:05:22-04:00

A therapeutic art activity to reduce anxiety! 99% of the anxiety provoking thoughts has their roots in either the past or the future. Hence, central to the anxiety reducing activities is the idea of being/living in the moment/ present. In recent years, researchers have studied the effects of “Mandala Coloring” on reducing anxiety. Mandala coloring [...]

ART THERAPY AND ANXIETY2017-07-10T16:05:22-04:00

TEST ANXIETY: WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?

2022-05-01T12:52:37-04:00

  Tips for parents to reduce test anxiety in their kids: Have realistic yet positive expectations of your kid Help your kid develop realistic, achievable goals Accept mistakes and communicate that perfection is not expected in everything See your kid’ efforts, praise and reinforce them Provide tutoring sessions for your kid to help him/her practice [...]

TEST ANXIETY: WHAT CAN PARENTS DO?2022-05-01T12:52:37-04:00

ANXIOUS PARENTS/ ANXIOUS KIDS

2017-07-10T16:09:01-04:00

Anxious parents = Anxious kids Studies have revealed that anxious parents are seven times more likely to have anxious kids. Chances are that the combination of genes and environment (parents patterns of behaviour) augments the possibility of developing anxiety traits in kids. Moreover, children pick up on their parents’ anxious behaviour and internalise this behaviour. [...]

ANXIOUS PARENTS/ ANXIOUS KIDS2017-07-10T16:09:01-04:00

UNDERSTANDING TEST ANXIETY

2017-07-10T16:11:18-04:00

UNDERSTANDING TEST ANXIETY Studies have shown that anxiety, a common emotion among human beings, can have negative effects on school performance. Students usually experience anxiety when they believe they are being evaluated, either by a test or a public performance. Approximately, 30% of students develop severe anxiety in testing situations. “Test anxiety” also lowers self-esteem, [...]

UNDERSTANDING TEST ANXIETY2017-07-10T16:11:18-04:00
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