February 2020

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy for College and University Students

2022-07-18T11:20:20-04:00

  Students experience a high level of stress during the course of their studies. Long (and never ending) assignments, double-exams in one day, numerous chapters to read, and preparation for oral presentation can all be stressful. High levels of stress have been identified to have negative impact on students’ psychological and physical well-being and interfere [...]

Mindfulness-Based Art Therapy for College and University Students2022-07-18T11:20:20-04:00

April 2019

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!

2019-04-15T20:14:10-04:00

With the rapid increase of child and adolescent cases of anxiety, parents are scrambling trying to help their children from falling deeper. Some of the most widely used methods of coping with anxiety are cognitive behavioral therapy and art therapy as well as common medications. Although there is evidence that both approaches work, only half [...]

Training Parents for Anxiety disorders!2019-04-15T20:14:10-04:00

January 2019

ADHD and Student Life!

2019-01-21T11:36:13-05:00

To be stressed out and feel that there is never enough time to do all the assignments and readings, not missing classes, and maintain a good enough average are all normal parts of a university student’s life. But when lack of time management and organizational skills are added to this combination, it sometimes feels impossible [...]

ADHD and Student Life!2019-01-21T11:36:13-05:00

November 2017

Have a child with special needs? You are not alone!

2017-11-22T15:56:42-05:00

Just how the family influences a child’s development, the child also has an impact on his/her family. Now, a child with a disability has a special effect on his/her family, as the disability can become a source of stress for the parents, siblings, and the family in general. In such moments, consistent parenting and remaining [...]

Have a child with special needs? You are not alone!2017-11-22T15:56:42-05:00

October 2017

Childhood Trauma: Physical and psychological pain

2017-11-11T17:46:49-05:00

Childhood is an important period of time for human beings. Exposure to traumatic experiences during this time can have negative lifetime effects on children’s mental health. While one may think of trauma as any sort of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), neglect (emotional and physical), domestic violence or parental incarceration, researchers have indicated peer/sibling assault, bullying, [...]

Childhood Trauma: Physical and psychological pain2017-11-11T17:46:49-05:00

September 2017

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for kids

2022-05-24T07:38:04-04:00

  Practice-base studies show that cognitive-behavioral techniques are effective in the treatment of children's mental health problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, school refusal, social phobias, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and sexual abuse, and eating disorders. Two phases of CBT treatment in children includes: 1) Psycho-education, where children learn to [...]

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for kids2022-05-24T07:38:04-04:00

When anxiety is good!

2022-05-24T07:32:07-04:00

Although it is very common to experience anxiety during exam period, a recent study has shown that anxiety could be associated with higher marks if the working memory is good as anxiety motivates kids to work more. Clearly, anxiety could have a negative effect on marks when the child is having difficulty memorising or remembering [...]

When anxiety is good!2022-05-24T07:32:07-04:00

February 2017

Help your kid defeat ADHD!

2017-07-05T03:30:42-04:00

In the past decade, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been receiving great attention from professionals and in the media. While most children with ADHD receive therapy services such as behavioral therapy and art therapy, the majority receives medication. Parents and teachers have become more aware of the positive impacts of behavioral and art therapy for [...]

Help your kid defeat ADHD!2017-07-05T03:30:42-04:00

December 2016

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!

2022-05-24T07:40:57-04:00

Many of us, art therapists, go through intensive art therapy programs/training without ever take a moment to pause; to dig deeply into our thoughts, feelings, behaviours, motivations and asking why. While we may be overwhelmed after running a support group for cancer patients or after a day working with kids in palliative care, we might [...]

Art Therapy for Art Therapists!2022-05-24T07:40:57-04:00

April 2014

Art therapy with Autistic kids

2017-07-10T15:31:01-04:00

Recent studies on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have revealed that seventy percent of children with ASD between the ages of 10 and 14 have also been diagnosed with another disorder, anxiety related disorders are named as the most common one! Behavioral therapists working with kids with ASD admit that anxiety is an inevitable [...]

Art therapy with Autistic kids2017-07-10T15:31:01-04:00
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