Emotional CPR: Catch Pause Repair

https://youtu.be/KVfeKg78fEY One thing that I have learned as a psychology professor and former psychologist is that “simple things on repeat” have the greatest impact on our health and happiness. This is why I want to share a sustainable model of emotional and mental health habits called CPR: Catch Pause Repair. CATCH What Triggers You? Catch... Continue Reading →

Psychology Interview: The Arms Bumanlag Project

“Knowing Yourself Is The Beginning of All Wisdom.” The Arms Bumanlag Project Good News Podcast https://youtu.be/xwnQthkxSq8 Psychology Interview Video and Audio Formats Watch on YouTube: Click Here Watch on Facebook: Click Here Listen on Spotify Podcast: Click Here Listen on Anchor FM Podcast: Click Here More Psychology Interviews Click Here Psychology Reflection Your Turn What... Continue Reading →

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves  In this classroom video and article, I share strategies for transforming painful experiences. Especially those beyond your control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=119i-Qv-ep0 Background Reality Testing: Psychology Theories Cognitive Reframing and Restructuring Identifying and challenging irrational or maladaptive thoughts ABC Model - Cognitive Behavioural Technique Antecedent, Belief, Consequence Application Reality Testing: Real-Life Example In... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Mental Health Daily: Wellness Speech

https://youtu.be/I08EUaQ8g9Y Mental Wellness Education This month I had the opportunity to give a speech on cultivating mental health daily to 700 people at the Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Audience Members The audience was comprised of education support staff and front line workers, including Education Assistants, Child and Youth Care... Continue Reading →

What is within your control?

Locus of Control is a key ingredient in both stress hardiness and mental resilience. https://youtu.be/jMhNF4MACYE Knowing the difference between what is within your control and sphere of influence and what to let go of and surrender is a daily process and wellness habit. PSYCHOLOGY TEST Locus of Control TestDownload https://youtu.be/kN8RGnFYIvM What is within your control?... Continue Reading →

Face Everything and Rise

Fight or Flight Threat Response Every time we feel threatened (threat is the fundamental definition of stress) our first instinct is to “fight or flight“. This perpetual “fight or flight” response loop eventually creates a host of secondary problems, above and beyond, the original stressor. Powerpoint Slide from Broaden and Build Leadership Event, January 2022... Continue Reading →

Empowering Conversations About Change

The Psychology of Change During this week’s health psychology lecture, we talked about the psychology of change, including the parts of our lives that remain ‘unchanged’ during rapid and unexpected change. What Remains During Change? The Sun Still Rises Coffee Tastes Delicious Trees Greet You on Your Walk Favourite Movie Still Delights Bed is Comfie... Continue Reading →

Resilience and Mental Health: Healthy Workplace Keynote

Healthy Workplace Awards I recently did a virtual keynote at the Healthy Workplace Awards Ceremony. Watch Video: Click Here Given all we are collectively going through, I thought the notes and video from the virtual keynote presentation would be helpful to everyone. News Release: CTV News Especially as we wrap up 2020. A year where... Continue Reading →

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