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Feeling anxious about upcoming surgery?

14:46 21 July in News
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Very few people who are facing the prospect of surgery or other medical procedures can honestly say they do not suffer from anxiety such as: Inability to concentrate Loss of appetite Interrupted sleep Forgetfulness Raised blood pressure and heart flutters. Anxiety tends to produce less than optimal physical state for you...

3 Ways to Manage Public Speaking Stress

12:00 17 March in News
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Last month, Dr. Natasha Vani shared the secrets to understanding, recognizing, and managing stress. But for most Canadians, aside from doing taxes, what is typically one of our most stressful activities?  Public speaking.   What is our biggest fear -- even more than death itself  Psychologists believe that there’s...

Understanding Stress

09:58 04 February in News
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When our ancestors experienced a stressful situation(i.e. being chased by a bear), their bodies responded in two ways: An increase in various hormones and neurotransmitters: The job of these natural chemicals was to physically prepare them for the movement associated with a fight or flight response; To...

Are you in hibernation mode?

20:00 09 January in News
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Answer these questions for yourself:   Do you have a hard time getting out of bed in the dark morning hours? Do you Find yourself getting short tempered with friends or relatives for no obvious reason? Do your shoulders ache from being hunched up while walking out in the...