The Benefits of Regular Exercise - Counselling Services for York Region

Exercise---blogAcademics and Health Care Professionals often forget to talk about the psychological benefits associated with regular exercise. Our responsibility as clinicians is to work with our clients to ensure that they are informed of activities that will help keep them healthy, both physically and mentally.  Research suggests that regular physical activity (40-60 minutes per day) can help with anxiety, stress, depression, mood, and cognitive functioning.

Painting Your Stress Away - Counselling Services for York Region

Blog---paintingParticipating in art activities such as painting or creating crafts is a great way to slow down stressful thoughts, transform your energy and evoke calmness. According to Caddy, Crawford, and Page’s (2011) article, Painting a pathway to wellness, the intense concentration and altered sense of time can help provide a welcome distraction from worry, rumination, and negative thinking.

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