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Dr. Jennie Ward

What to do if you’re having panic attacks

By | anxiety | No Comments

Panic attacks. The dreaded experience. Yes, they’re incredibly uncomfortable. Today’s post is all about how to deal with them if they happen to you. A little background: Panic attacks are our body’s fight/flight/freeze response that was originally meant for when our lives had more imminent dangers (of the being eaten by tigers variety). This response is meant to help us…

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Teachers

Simple strategies for coping with stress as a teacher

By | Coping | No Comments

  Teaching can be such a rewarding and wonderful profession, but it unfortunately comes with some inevitable stressors. Teachers work long (often unpaid) hours and have to manage many personalities and learning styles. There are huge increases in workload during certain times of the year (report cards for example) and by the time June hits, the kids are mostly checked out…

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We’re hiring again!

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Ward & Associates Psychological Services is a thriving practice in Sherwood Park specializing in marital therapy and treatment of adults with anxiety, depression and PTSD. We specialize in treatment of police officers, military and other first-responder populations. We are seeking a Registered Psychologist to join our clinic and provide individual therapy and couples counselling. We’d love to hire someone passionate…

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Tidy up and change your life

By | Simplify | 2 Comments

  The Internet is buzzing with Marie Kondo these days. If you’re not familiar, she’s a Japanese woman who wrote the viral book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up” in 2014. After this book, so many of us were “KonMari’ing” our homes…using her methods to declutter and organize. She now has a show called “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on…

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How to achieve your goals faster

By | goals | 2 Comments

It’s that time of year, when there’s all kinds of buzz about setting some plans for the upcoming year.  You might be thinking about setting goals, a theme word (check out our post on this a few years ago), or a resolution to work on living a happier, healthier life. I’m so all for this and I’ve already decided on…

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