Important things you need to know about: Parent and Children School Anxiety Amid The Pandemic

Important things you need to know about: Parent and Children School Anxiety Amid The Pandemic By: Hagit Malikin McGill Master’s Student and Researcher with Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (C.A.R.E) Research Group   September marks the official beginning of a new school year. During “normal” times, going back may be filled with some worries

Important things you need to know about: The Benefits of Leisure, recreation and Play

Important things you need to know about: The Benefits of Leisure, recreation and Play By Alex Lorimer-Carlin EPC Student Intern You have been asked to isolate at home as much as possible over the past few months, and potentially even work and educate from home. “Pandemic fatigue” is a developing phenomenon that many of us

Important things you need to know about: Anxiety and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Important things you need to know about: Anxiety and the COVID-19 Pandemic   By Alex Lorimer-Carlin and Hagit Malikin, EPC Student Interns Welcome back to this month’s edition of Evolution Psychology Center’s blog. Since the beginning of March, all we heard on the news, from our family and friends, and even social media, was dedicated

Important Things You Need To Know About: Breaking the Stigma

Important Things You Need To Know About: Breaking the Stigma By Alex Lorimer-Carlin, EPC Student Intern Winters in Canada are tough, but we’re almost through the worst of it now! With the spring, we’re looking ahead to a bright and warm few months, with much on the horizon. Notably, mental health week in Canada (https://mentalhealthweek.ca/)

Important Things You Need To Know About: Keeping the momentum going – What are your goals?

Important Things You Need To Know About: Keeping the momentum going – What are your goals? By Alex Lorimer-Carlin, EPC Student Intern As the new year proceeds around us, some of us may feel a bit of drag or friction, as though we’re losing the drive for our New Year’s resolutions, or maybe just succumbing

Important Things You Need To Know About: Benefits of Gratitude to your Mental Health

Important Things You Need To Know About: The Benefits of Gratitude to your Mental Health By Alex Lorimer-Carlin, EPC Student Intern With the holidays having just wrapped up, things are slowly returning back to normal. You may have seen friends and family, gone to (or even thrown) parties and holiday events. You may have exchanged

Important Things You Need To Know About: Managing Holiday Stress

Important Things You Need To Know About: Managing Holiday Stress By Alex Lorimer-Carlin, EPC Student Intern This month, we’re going to focus in on an important topic; managing holiday stress. Stress can cause us some problems around the holidays, be it spending time with difficult family members, not feeling like there is enough time to

Important Things You Need To Know About: The Mental Health Benefits of Being Kind

Important Things You Need To Know About: The Mental Health Benefits of Being Kind By Alex Lorimer-Carlin, EPC Student Intern For many of us, we have multiple social interactions in a day, with strangers, co-workers, family, and friends. We navigate different personalities, different moods, and a variety of potential outcomes for each of these interactions,

Important Things You Need To Know About: Sleep

By Hagit Malikin, EPC Student Intern The moment you are born, sleep becomes an integral part of your daily life. Sleep allows infants brain development to occur1, children to focus better in school2 and adults to continue working and functioning productively4. As we get older, the amount of sleep needed decreases, but nevertheless, remains a

Important things you need to know about: Leisure Time

By Hagit Malikin, Intern at Evolution Psychology Center Feeling of mental relaxation. Increase in happiness and healthy communication. Positive affect.1,2 Wow don’t these sound great? You might be thinking that it’s just another complicated change you need to make in your life. Well, I have good news for you! The list above is all about

Important Things You Need To Know About: Mental Health

By Hagit Malikin, Intern at Evolution Psychology Center The month of May is dedicated to mental health awareness around North America. During this month, advocates of mental health further combine their efforts to educate people about the importance and existence of mental health.  This year, Mental Health America celebrates its 70th year as advocates for