What is mindfulness? Mindfulness can be defined as the act of bringing awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in the present moment without judgment or attachment. Mindfulness has roots in early Eastern philosophies over 2500 years ago and by the 1970’s mindfulness became more integrated into modern therapeutic practices by Dr. Jon …

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CBT for Anger

Anger can be considered a universal primary emotion. Anger can occur when an important goal is blocked or a desired activity is interrupted, or when you or someone you care about is being antagonized in some capacity. As humans, we develop certain expectations or rules about ourselves, others, and the world (e.g., people …

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CBT for Skin-Picking Disorder and Hair-Pulling Disorder

What is Skin-Picking Disorder and Hair-Pulling Disorder? Skin-Picking Disorder (or Excoriation Disorder) and Hair-Pulling Disorder (or Trichotillomania) are types of body-focused repetitive behaviours that involve excessive grooming that fall under the category of obsessive-compulsive disorders. It is common for people to experience both skin-picking and hair-pulling disorders because they are often comorbid. What …

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