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by Dr. Monica Vermani

June 7th, 2021

Mirror, Mirror!    How the people in our world reveal ourselves to us

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

We all have aspects of ourselves that are hidden to us, weaknesses, unresolved issues, and challenges buried deep. The people we meet as we move through life, hold up mirrors that reflect back to us who we are. When we understand how to truly see what others reveal to us, we can learn, flourish, be authentic and grow.

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Mirror, Mirror! 

May 31st, 2021

The Power of No

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

Many times, we find ourselves saying yes when we wish we could say no … to a request for help from a family member, friend, or colleague. No matter how big the imposition or request — or how much it impacts our plans, monopolizes our time, or drains our energies —we struggle sometimes with saying no! Let’s examine why we find that little word so hard to say, and learn to embrace the power of no!

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The Power of No

May 24th, 2021

You… Unlimited

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

Often, without realizing it, we are our own worst enemies. We believe that we’re not smart enough, attractive enough, or worthy of what we want most in life. By understanding where our self-limiting beliefs come from and recognizing their negative impacts on our lives, we can start to overcome them and see our potential to attain the happiness and success we want for ourselves!

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You… Unlimited!

May 17th, 2021

What Lies Beneath

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

Ever wonder what underlies negative emotions, like anger? Learning to look beneath ‘blanket’ emotions, like anger, can lead to a deeper, more compassionate, and more authentic understanding of ourselves and others. 

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What Lies Beneath

May 10th, 2021

To Sleep, To Sleep!

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

In our over-scheduled and over-stimulated lives, not getting enough sleep is the least of our worries. More often than not, it’s the first thing we sacrifice when we’re faced with looming deadlines, anxiety, unexpected demands, or tasks. What’s the big deal? We’ll catch up later, right? Not so! Let’s explore the importance of sleep and game-changing strategies to help you get a good night’s rest. 

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To Sleep, To Sleep!

May 3th, 2021

The Power of Compassion

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

Challenging times can make for some very trying encounters. It’s when the going gets tough that the true value of having compassion for others comes into sharp focus. Compassion is more than a thought, it’s action. Let’s look at the game-changing value of compassion, and explore the challenges and rewards of mindfully bringing in compassion where it is needed most.

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The Power of Compassion

April 26th, 2021

What Goes Up Must Come Down - Part 2

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

00:00 / 07:43

In Part I of this article, we examined how the cycle of anxiety and panic builds over time, with negative memories fueling anticipatory anxiety, which in turn can lead to full-on panic attacks. Here, we explore how high anxiety, feared situations and panic attacks impact our lives, and how we can face our worst-case-scenarios head-on and conquer our fears 

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What Goes Up Must Come Down-Part 2

April 19th, 2021

What Goes Up Must Come Down - Part 1

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

00:00 / 08:37

In this two-part feature, we will explore the cycle of panic, what it looks like, how it plays out, how to navigate feared or dreaded situations, and how we can conquer our most dreaded scenarios. 

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00:00 / 12:17

What Goes Up Must Come Down-Part 1

April 12th, 2021

The Ripple Effect

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

00:00 / 08:41

We’ve heard it time and time again! Our thoughts matter. With a dramatic increase in a sense of isolation, anxiety, and fear as the lingering effects of COVID-19 continue to take their toll on our mental health, more than ever, our thoughts matter. Let’s look at the upside and downside of positive thinking, and why and how our thoughts matter and play out.

Guided Meditation

00:00 / 09:02

The Ripple Effect

April 5th, 2021

Feeling, Healing and Growth

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

00:00 / 08:30

Life is a series of experiences. When these experiences are positive, all’s well. But negative experiences are a whole different story. They can stir up a whole range of negative, uncomfortable memories and emotions. Rather than sit with and experience negative feelings, we often seek to ’numbing’ these feelings with alcohol, shopping, drugs, food, or other distracting and sometimes risky endeavours. Understanding why we seek to numb negative emotions and learning how to navigate through and clear negative emotions are essential to navigating unpleasant memories and uncomfortable feelings as they arise.

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00:00 / 07:11

Feeling, Healing and Growth

March 29, 2021

Give From Your Overflow… Not From Your Well!

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By Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych, Clinical Psychologist

00:00 / 07:12

Sometimes we step up to lend a helping hand to a friend, family member or colleague in need. While helping others is kind, caring and selfless — and is generally a good thing — at times, our good intentions get the better of us, and lead to patterns of behaviour and situations where we find ourselves giving and helping too much. We over-extend, deplete and exhaust ourselves. Let’s look at the interplay between giving, taking and the importance of making sure we have the time, energy and mindset to care for our own needs.

Guided Meditation

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Give From Your Overflow…