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DO YOU NEED A SPRING WELLNESS CHECKUP?

 

Do you feel tired all the time?

Do you find your productivity and motivation have declined?

Do you wake up tired and wanting to press the snooze button?

Have you found yourself going off your usual foods and turning towards richer comfort foods?

Have you lost the motivation to engage in your usual leisure activities?

Do you find yourself feeling irritable or easily frustrated by minor events?

 

It’s possible that you are among the many Canadians to be affected by seasonal affective disorder, a mild form of depression that is brought on by the change of seasons, particularly Fall and Winter.  

 

The arrival of Spring is a great time to reevaluate your physical and emotional functioning and tune-up your wellbeing.

 

If you would like to learn :

  • How to improve the quality of your sleep to make it restful and reenergizing,
  • How to use exercise to be most beneficial to your physical and psychological needs,
  • How to get back on track with better nutrition,
  • How to increase your energy and productivity and get that spring back in your step,
  • How to prevent the “winter blues” in the coming years,

Call to find out about how you can achieve this through the Spring Wellness program.

 

Throughout the month of April, we will take a look at how you can bring improvements to your daily functioning according to your areas of greatest need.

 

AVEZ-VOUS BESOIN D’UN BILAN

DE VOTRE BIEN-ÊTRE?

 

Vous sentez-vous fatigué à n’importe quel moment de la journée ?

Avez-vous l'impression que votre productivité et votre motivation sont en déclin?

Vous réveillez-vous épuisé, ayant envie d’allonger votre sommeil le matin?

Avez-vous changé votre alimentation, optant plutôt pour de la nourriture réconfortante?

Avez-vous perdu le désir et la motivation de vous engager dans vos loisirs?

Ressentez-vous de l'irritabilité et de la frustration lorsque vous faites face à des situations mineures ou anodines?

 

Il est possible que, comme beaucoup de Québécois, vous soyez affecté par une dépression saisonnière, soit une forme de dépression légère qui prend naissance durant les changements de saisons, tout particulièrement durant l'automne et l’hiver.

 

L’arrivée du printemps est le moment idéal pour évaluer votre  fonctionnement physique et émotionnel, et ainsi faire une mise au point de votre bien-être.

 

Si vous désirez apprendre:

  • Comment améliorer la qualité de votre sommeil afin de vous sentir reposé et ressourcé,
  • Comment se servir de l’exercice afin de mieux combler vos besoins physiques et psychologiques,
  • Comment se remettre sur la bonne voie avec une meilleure nutrition,
  • Comment augmenter votre énergie et productivité afin d’avoir du pep,
  • Comment prévenir la dépression saisonnière durant les hivers à venir,

 

Appelez pour découvrir comment vous pourriez améliorer votre fonctionnement à travers le programme de Bien-être du Printemps.

Dr. De Silva Talks About Panic Attacks

 

Sunday September 20th on the radio show "On Call" with Dr. Miller

I discussed how you can deal with Panic Attacks.

 

Dr. De Silva, licensed psychologist at Clinique Multidisciplinaire de Longueuil, and Dr. Sydney Miller, a licensed psychologist and professor of Clinical Health Psychology at Concordia University, discussed Panic Attacks and coping with it. 

 

To hear the show, click on the mp3 files below to download and listen.

Part 1: Radio show on Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
Do you get panic attacks? Listen to find out.
Introduction to the show.
CJAD(part1) .mp3
MP3 audio file [10.2 MB]
Part 2: Radio show on Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
Description of panic attacks and explanation of symptoms.
CJAD(part2).mp3
MP3 audio file [23.3 MB]
Part 3: Radio show on Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
FAQ about Panic Disorder and recommended psychological treatment.
CJAD(part3).mp3
MP3 audio file [16.9 MB]
Part 4: Radio show on Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
Details about CBT approach and techniques for treatment of Panic.
CJAD(part4).mp3
MP3 audio file [25.1 MB]
Previous shows: 

 

On CJAD 800 AM on November 16th on On Call with Dr. Miller, I discussed how to go about building good habits and eliminating bad ones.  We touched on barriers to changing your habits and how I help clients get unstuck and move towards changing their behaviors for good.  Callers learned how they could address their own difficult habits.

 

Why seek help?

By seeking information about psychological services, you have taken the first step towards improving your mental health and well-being.  

Psychotherapy is an important mental health tool that you can use to help you overcome your difficulties with the guidance of a trained mental health professional.

Dr. De Silva is a highly experienced psychologist who cares about your well-being and will provide you with high quality services in a timely manner.

 

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy entails engaging in a therapeutic relationship that can last from a few sessions to several years, depending on your needs and pace.  The first 2 to 3 sessions are focused on assessment of the individual and identification of their difficulties and treatment planning.  The following sessions focus on implementation of the treatment with ongoing assessment of progress.  

If multiple issues need to be addressed, recommendations will be provided regarding the order of treatment foci.  Once the issues are resolved, termination of therapy is done accordingly to set the stage for successful maintenance of results.  

When to seek help?

Many people experience low self-esteem at certain periods in their life.  This may be due to personal or external challenges they may undergo, or due to a sense of failure in certain areas of their lives. 

Low self-esteem, anxiety, depressive moods, conflict and other issues are best treated early so as to limit their impact on your feelings, your performance and your self-image. 

Many people attempt to cope on their own, resulting in problems that become more deeply rooted in their lives. Early detection and treatment is the best, and typically least costly, approach.

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