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aging

On Aging: There Is No Prime, Every Moment Is Your Prime, There Is No Peak, It Is Just Getting Better

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-07-16

Aging is seen as mostly negative in our society and there is a high emphasis on staying young. Youth is being portrayed as the be-and-end-all, the prime of our life, a state that needs to be extended as long as possible, and once signs of aging can no longer be denied, it is all downhill…

blake psychology open after covid-19

Our Psychologists will be ready to see you for in-person appointments again!

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-06-11

For the past few months, our psychologists and therapists have been working hard to keep services going remotely at a time of increased pressure and social distancing during a lockdown that has been putting a strain on everyone’s sense of wellbeing. We are happy to announce that as of June 15th, many of our therapists…

black lives matter

Black Lives Matter

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-06-08

Many people get confused by the phrase “Black Lives Matter” because they say “All Lives Matter”. And while it’s true that all lives matter, the behaviour of societies, governments, and people do not reflect that all lives matter, or matter equally. The senseless violence that we have seen recently in the US and in our…

you are failing and it's ok

You’re failing, we’re all failing… and it’s OK.

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-06-05

Here’s some ways you can make the most of it. Just like an annoying houseguest, ‘Failure’ is there for the party. Most of us try to avoid failure because it feels bad. So we avoid things where chances of failure are possible, such as: applying for certain jobs, trying Zumba, painting or piano lessons, or…

our differences are our strengths

Our Differences Are Our Strengths: How a Person Who Is Just Too Different from You Can Move from Being a Threat to an Asset in Your Life

By Ms Daniela Beer-Becker, Psychologist | 2020-05-11

It is normal to feel uncomfortable at times with people who just seem to be too different from you. The way they dress, their food, their culture, their sexual orientation, their skin colour, their music, their hairstyle, their gestures, or any other trait I have not listed here, might just feel wrong to you, like…

End of quarantine

Getting Out of Quarantine – When and How?

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-05-04

For many of us, it took a while to adjust to life in quarantine. I know I spent a lot of time hoping it would be over as soon as possible. Ironically, as soon as the government starts mentioning ways to ease out of quarantine, many people, myself included, are feeling uncertain about when and…

my toddler needs a lot of explanations

My toddler needs a very long explanation before listening to anything I say. I’m tired of needing to explain myself for every little thing, what can I do?

By Ms Julieta Aguilera, PhDc | 2020-04-28

It’s ok to provide explanations for rules, actions, and limits. You will want to keep these explanations concise and tailored to your child’s age. For instance, for a three-year-old, you could say: “You have to go to bed, because your brain needs to rest, let’s get ready!” However, only plan to provide an explanation once…

tips for coping with covid-19

10 Tips for Coping With Coronavirus, Covid-19

By Dr Emily Blake, Psychologist | 2020-04-27

Of all the many things that I’ve ever worried about, staying safe at home in quarantine to avoid a viral pandemic, was not one of them. Yet, with no prior worrying or planning, I’m here and ready to cope, and you can too. Here are 10 tips to help you get through it.  If thoughts…

young siblings playing

My older child keeps hitting my younger child, how do I get her to stop?

By Ms Julieta Aguilera, PhDc | 2020-04-27

Catch Your Child Being Good!  Praise your daughter every time she is friendly, gentle, uses a soft touch, shares, etc. with her younger sibling. Try to be specific with your praise. Instead of praising for playing nice, provide detailed praise by including specific actions: “Nice sharing!”, or include more detail for older children: “That was…

child sound asleep

My three year old insists I stay with him until he falls asleep, which can take up to 3 hours! What can I do?

By Ms Julieta Aguilera, PhDc | 2020-04-27

Make a Plan Structure bedtime and discuss this new structure with your child: “Tonight I would like to try something new! What would you say if for bedtime tonight we read one story and I give you 3 snuggles?” Then introduce an incentive for independent behaviour: “After that, I will leave the room, and if…