Mindfulness

Mindfulness By Gunnel Tesfa, RSW Gunnel Tesfa is a Registered Social Worker with more than 25 years in the field. Gunnel is a compassionate, understanding and efficient therapist who continues to find new ways of helping her clients. Mindfulness is a way of looking at...

Dealing with Stress at Work and at Home

Dealing with Stress at Work and at Home By Christina Radziejewski ​Medical and psychopathology researchers have found that stress has many ill effects on both the brain and body if stress is not managed well. The effects of stress are made worse when paired with an...

Health Implications of Excessive Stress

Health Implications of Excessive Stress Exposure to prolonged stress or extreme and sudden stress  can result in many types of negative health effects. The most commonly felt symptoms of stress include insomnia, muscle tension, anxiety, headaches, fatigue, overeating,...

How the Body and Brain Respond During Stress

How the Body and Brain Respond During Stress By Christina Radziejewski​   Response to Stress What happens to our body when we become stressed? The HPA axis, which consists of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal cortex, is activated. When the axis is...

Tips to Manage Stress: A Checklist

Tips to Manage Stress: A Checklist The following are some useful strategies and tips to manage stress. You may find some of these tips easier to adopt, and others a little less so. Nevertheless, keep these in mind, and you may find that over time, with practice and...