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Defining Stress According to the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, “Stress is a normal response to situational pressures or demands and is part of everyday life. Stress is the body’s response to a real or perceived threat. However, chronic stress can lead to mental health problems and medical issues, according to CAMH. We know how impactful…

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There are many divisions of the nervous system (or brain). It can get quite complicated, but for now, lets focus on the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The brain controls every physiological function within our body, and the ANS controls very specific functions. The Autonomic Nervous System The autonomic nervous system controls many vital functions. It…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are both forms of psychotherapy. During these sessions, people talk to a mental health professional about their issues and are taught skills to help them cope. So What’s the Difference? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on talking about your problems to help you view your thoughts…

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DBT was founded in 1970 by Marsha Linehan. It was first used with borderline personality disorder, but has also proven successful for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and more. Dialectical is defined as “acting through opposing forces”. In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), you are taught 2 contrasting strategies: Acceptance (i.e. that your experiences and…

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We’re so used to tracking all sorts of information which tell us all sorts of health information – like blood pressure, number of steps, calories, heart rate, blood sugar. What if we could have data which tells us about our resiliency, behavioral flexibility, stress, anxiety and depression? Well Heart Rate Variability does just that, and…

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