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Understanding ADHD and Mental Health

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder categorized by two primary symptoms: inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. There are three types of ADHD: inattentive, hyperactive/impulsive, and the combined form, which is most common. Inattentive behaviour may manifest as a lack of attention to detail, careless mistakes, difficulty listening, poor organizational skills, and being easily distracted. Hyperactive/impulsive… Continue reading Understanding ADHD and Mental Health

Navigating Difficult Conversations:
Choosing Empathy Over Advice

Responding to our loved ones when they come to us about a difficult situation they are facing can be hard to navigate. At our Family therapy clinic in Toronto, we often encounter this dynamic. In these situations, many of us have a natural inclination to offer advice. While giving advice can be helpful at times,… Continue reading Navigating Difficult Conversations:
Choosing Empathy Over Advice

Mindfulness Therapy, Yoga and the Gut-Brain Connection

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, many of us overlook the benefits of mindfulness therapy and exploring the connection between our minds and bodies. However, by practicing yoga and mindfulness therapy, we can unlock a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond improved strength and flexibility. Mindfulness is the awareness of the present… Continue reading Mindfulness Therapy, Yoga and the Gut-Brain Connection

Unveiling the Complexities of Trauma – Therapy Services in Toronto

We are living in an uncertain world right now. From childhood abuse to war to climate change, there are long, unspoken, and unfathomable shadows cast on our lives, either directly or vicariously. In today’s world, our experiences often exceed our capacity for sense-making. As a result, it has become even more crucial to talk about… Continue reading Unveiling the Complexities of Trauma – Therapy Services in Toronto

The Ultimate Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep: Practical Tips for Busy Minds

You’re in bed watching the clock and counting down the hours until you have to face another busy day. You’ve been tossing and turning and just can’t get to sleep. Now you’re feeling stressed about how little you’ve slept and how you’ll manage on zero sleep. Sleep is extremely important for both our physical and… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep: Practical Tips for Busy Minds

The Multi-Tasking Dilemma: Skill or Stress?

In our fast-paced world, multitasking has become commonplace. Many people juggle various tasks simultaneously, believing it to be a key to productivity and efficiency. However, the relationship between multitasking and mental health is a topic of growing concern. While multitasking can be a useful skill in certain situations, it can also have detrimental effects on… Continue reading The Multi-Tasking Dilemma: Skill or Stress?

Navigating Mental Health Amidst a World Crisis

The attacks we saw in Israel and the continuing crisis are truly difficult to comprehend. We have written this for those who are struggling to cope and are looking for concrete strategies. We appreciate that everyone reading this has varying degrees of personal involvement in this conflict. For those who are struggling and grieving, we… Continue reading Navigating Mental Health Amidst a World Crisis

Embracing Change

Change is an inevitable part of life. From changes in seasons to new relationships, change is the only constant in life. While this can feel scary, change also has many benefits. This month, we will explore the benefits of change and ways to embrace it. While scary, change can have many benefits. This can include… Continue reading Embracing Change

The Connection Between Gut, Mood and Behaviour

Do you ever wonder why you sometimes experience “butterflies” in your stomach when doing something exciting, or have a “gut feeling” about a particular scenario? This is because our gut microbiota, i.e. the community of microorganisms living in the gut, does much more than just aid in digestion, immunity and metabolic functioning – it is… Continue reading The Connection Between Gut, Mood and Behaviour

Naturopathic Medicine and Mental Health

When dealing with mental health concerns, research is showing the benefit of utilizing an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to treatment. Having a therapist, family doctor and Naturopathic Doctor on your team can help to treat and cope with any struggles you may be experiencing. What is a Naturopathic Doctor? Naturopathic doctors are healthcare practitioners who… Continue reading Naturopathic Medicine and Mental Health