Registered psychologist, Christina Bell, specializes in anxiety issues, couples therapy, sex addiction, and other therapy services to the Edmonton, Alberta
This article is worth a read. It's about optimizing your health by eating, exercising, and sleeping in line with your circadiam rhytm (research-based).
The field of circadian biology — the study of the human body clock — is radically changing the way we understand how the body and the mind function. Here's how it can help you.
These two guys have been amazing mentors to me over the years in learning the Gottman Method couples therapy. They run amazing weekend intensives across western Canada and also provide marathon therapy in Langley.
gottman.com The story of how two regular guys built BestMarriages, one of the largest couples counseling centers in Canada.
DNA damage can be caused by many processes including radiation, oxidative stress, and even neuronal activity. DNA repair systems within each cell correct this damage. The current work shows that during wakefulness, when chromosome dynamics are low, DNA damage consistently accumulates and can reach unsafe levels.
The role of sleep is to increase chromosome dynamics, and normalize the levels of DNA damage in each single neuron.
technologynetworks.com In a new study, published today researchers reveal a novel and unexpected function of sleep that they believe could explain how sleep and sleep disturbances affect brain performance, aging and various brain disorders.
A new study has found that dopamine — a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in our cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning — plays a direct role in the reward experience induced by music. The new findings have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
There was strong consensus around the following four scenarios:
1. When someone shows compassion toward them in difficult times
2. When a child snuggles up to them
3. When their pets are happy to see them
4. When someone tells them "I love you"
So many books, so little time!
From When By Daniel H. Pink: “Whatever you do, do not let mundane tasks creep into your peak period. If you’re a boss, understand these…patterns and allow people to protect their peak,” he writes.
greatergood.berkeley.edu Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
If you’re distressed about something, Dr. Pennebaker advises, set aside three to four days to write for 15 to 20 minutes a day about it.
This in turn improves our immune system and our moods; we go to work feeling refreshed, perform better and socialize more. “There’s no single magic moment,” Dr. Pennebaker said. “But we know it works.”
nytimes.com One of the more effective acts of self-care is also, happily, one of the cheapest.
ted.com Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the...
According to psychologists, when kids are given the chance to help us, they feel like fully-fledged members of the family, learn to be independent, and avoid becoming too daunted by notions of responsibility.
This is an interesting little article that looks at the changes that happen with therapy: A meta-analysis published recently in Psychological Bulletin reports that a variety of different therapeutic techniques result in positive changes to personality, especially when it comes to neuroticism, that last over a considerable period of time.
arstechnica.com The biggest improvements are to neuroticism and extraversion.
Relationships are hard. But what if it's not you or them or sex, money or even who picks up the socks. What if there is a far more primitive reason? In this ...
I recently heard this woman speak and she makes some great points about the impacts of pornography on men: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1vJilg7BAQ&feature=youtu.be
The impact of internet porn on developing brains. Interpretation for TEDxSalem 2017 was provided by student interns through a collaboration between Western O...
Dr. Stefanie Carnes, clinical architect of Willow House at The Meadows, talks with Pat McMahon of Arizona Daily Mix about sex addiction and the problem of ch...
huffingtonpost.com By Margaret Rutherford, Ph.D. As a couples therapist, “We came in before there was a real problem” is music to my ears. This very wise couple...
I had the honour of being interviewed by Carol the Coach on helping couples in recovry from sex addiction
Carol the Coach interviews Christina Bell who has made it her mission to work with couples whose lives have been ravaged by sexual addiction. She has worked with a lot of couples with sex addiction and has developed a roadmap to help them through the first year. Tonight's show will teach couples wha...
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-your-brain-madhumita-murgia Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of ex...
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I am a registered Psychologist who specializes in couples therapy, assisting couples in many areas of well being. I also work with individuals to help improve their relationship with themselves.
Psychologist Edmonton. Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling is located in Edmonton, AB and provides a warm safe place for psychological change. Offering marriage counselling, couples counselling, and individual counselling. Call 780 757 5535.
We offer psychological services including therapy and assessment using an evidence-based, holistic approach to achieve meaningful growth in your life.
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I am a Registered Psychologist specializing in trauma therapy, offering both individual and couples therapy.
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