April 2020

What does childhood anxiety predict?

2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed, [...]

What does childhood anxiety predict?2020-04-28T15:00:12-04:00

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

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

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

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

August 2016

My Defiant Child!

2022-06-22T20:51:05-04:00

If you’re the parent of a defiant child, you are probably tired of the daily notes you receive regarding your child’s misbehaviour at daycare, kindergarten, or school! You have probably felt frustrated, angry, fearful, or embarrassed when your kid is out of control and throws a tantrum at the mall, movies, or a family friend’s [...]

My Defiant Child!2022-06-22T20:51:05-04:00
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