Category Archives: stress management

Realistic Goal Setting

By Ms. Paige Abbott, Registered Psychologist The beginning of a new year is inevitably associated with ‘resolutions’ for behaviours that one wishes to change in the months ahead. The media go on a blitz during early January about all the … Continue reading

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Sleep Hygiene: How to Improve Your Sleep

By Paige Abbott, M.Sc., R.Psych.   Sleep hygiene is one way of referring to strategies that people can use to improve their sleep on a nightly basis. Even if the term ‘sleep hygiene‘ is not familiar to you, having difficulty … Continue reading

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H.U.M. and Mental Health

While H.U.M. has come to be known for its integrated treatment of addiction and chronic pain, we also accept referrals for other mental health conditions. All new clients participate in our three part comprehensive assessment process so that we can … Continue reading

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

 The Winter Blues Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)   Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a term we hear often, particularly in the north where the winter brings long nights, short days, and minimal opportunities to be outside. What is SAD, really? … Continue reading

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Stress Management

Ways to reduce and cope with stress For many of us, the holidays can be a stressful time. Prolonged stress negatively impacts our physical and mental health so it is important to recognize your sources of stress and find ways … Continue reading

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