Resilient Children

7 Key Traits That Are Present in Resilient Children

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Failure is something that we all experience and our success in life depends on how we deal with it. Those who are seemingly unfazed by failure view these disappointments as minor roadblocks and not as unconquerable challenges. This type of mindset is the key to long-term success, no matter what curveballs life throws at you. Those who manage failure well…

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

3 Questions About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Answered

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that occurs to many people, for a variety of reasons. Though it is mostly associated with soldiers returning from war, it can manifest for any number of reasons. If the trauma is not addressed, people struggling with this condition may experience the symptoms for the rest of their lives. Though this condition affects millions…

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How to feel your feelings

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During my workday, I notice patterns in what is happening with my clients. Often 3 or 4 clients will want to work on the exact same thing in any given day. Isn’t that interesting? It’s always fascinated me. Last week, there was a theme where emotions were running high. People were feeling a lot of feelings…whether sadness, anxiety, or something…

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Reduce Stress

6 Simple Ways to Help You Reduce Stress—A Basic Guide

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2020 was a difficult year for many—and 2021 promises more of the same. You are likely experiencing heightened stress levels day in and day out, and with little to no outlet to help you deal with it. Long-term, unmanaged stress leads to irritability, tension, anxiety, hopelessness, and physical symptoms like lack of sleep, migraines, digestion problems, and muscle pain. This…

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We’re hiring!

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  Ward & Associates Psychological Services is a growing clinic in Sherwood Park seeking a full-time Registered Psychologist to join our team.  The position will be primarily for work with adult clients and couples, with the potential for growth into working with children, if desired by the candidate. If the candidate is interested in other paid leadership opportunities within the…

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Simple ways to live a spiritual life

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Often when I’m speaking to my clients about the importance of certain values in their lives, the topic of spirituality or religion comes up. Many people say things like this, “Well I was raised in the United church.”  Often with a statement about how they no longer go to church and don’t feel they resonate with it anymore. Or “I’m…

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How to incorporate mindfulness into your life

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Mindfulness is a practice that has been a prominent aspect of many religions since ancient times and has become popularized in a non-religious sense in the past few decades as a method of improving one’s physical and emotional health. Early research on mindfulness revealed incredible evidence that it helps to reduce chronic pain and over time, it’s been found to…

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How to cope in the next few months

By | Coping, COVID-19 | 2 Comments

It’s now November 2020 and it’s been a very challenging year for most people on this planet. There has been talk for months about the COVID-19 “second wave” and now it’s hit in Canada. No surprise, given our cold temperatures, dry air and time we all spend indoors. Just recently, our government in Alberta has shut down sports and gyms…

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