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3 Benefits of Virtual Reality-Assisted Therapy

Posted on 14/11/2022 in Blog, Treatment Methods

Rapidly advancing technology offers psychological service professionals an expanding toolkit to aid in their support of clients. At Insight Psychological, psychologists supporting clients who struggle with anxiety or phobias can now utilize the power of virtual reality technology as part of their treatment plan. Considering the novelty of this therapeutic practice, some people may be skeptical of its usefulness compared to the more conventional exposure therapy. However, this practical tool can help dramatically reduce anxiety and phobia symptoms in a psychologically safe environment for the client. In this article, we will discuss three major benefits of receiving virtual reality-assisted therapy.… Read More Here!

 

Adolescent Anxiety Group

Posted on 28/07/2022 in Anxiety & Depression, News, Stress & Anxiety, Thrive (Child & Youth)

Is your teen struggling with stress and anxiety about school? Do you feel that your child could benefit from a group about managing stress and anxiety as they embark on the new school year? If so, this 6-week program starting in October is designed to address those issues which many teens and their families face. Dealing with anxiety of a new school, new friends and teachers, more expectations and pressures, can make your child vulnerable to anxiety. This group is an opportunity to be proactive and equip your teen with the education, resources, strategies and support that can help them… Read More Here!

 

Returning to Work After Covid-19

Posted on 08/07/2022 in Anxiety, Blog, Corporate Care, Depression

Returning to Work After Covid-19 As the curve flattens and people return to their places of work following the COVID-19 lockdown, there may be some mixed feelings or reactions. Some workers may feel relief when returning to work as they were struggling for the past two years working from home due to distractions or social isolation. However, many people may be feeling stressed as they transition back into the office due to ‘return anxiety.’ Considering each individual may have a different response to returning to work after the pandemic, providing a safe and healthy workspace to come back to is… Read More Here!

 

Supporting the Families of First Responders

Posted on 19/04/2022 in Anxiety, Anxiety & Depression, Blog, Depression, Depression & Suicide, Grief & Loss Care, Stress & Anxiety, Trauma, Trauma Care, Uniformed Personnel & First Responders

Many loved ones and family members of first responders suffer in silence. There is widespread awareness of the mental health challenges that first responders face today resulting from the stressful nature of their respective occupations. With this awareness comes significant media coverage, research studies, and numerous external supports regarding first responder’s mental health. However, often left out of the conversation is the stress endured by the families and loved ones of first responders. There is a lack of media coverage and public awareness regarding the psychological stress of first responders’ loved ones; further, there is a considerable gap in the… Read More Here!

 

PTSD in First Responders

Posted on 18/04/2022 in Blog, Trauma, Trauma Care, Uniformed Personnel & First Responders

First responders are a population that is at high risk for developing PTSD symptoms. This is because their job increases the risk of being exposed to potentially traumatic events. In fact, over 80% of first responders have reported experiencing traumatic events on the job, with 10-15% estimated to be diagnosed with PTSD.  Risk Factors Uniformed personnel and first responders are at higher risk for PTSD, but there are other factors that can increase someone’s risk for developing symptoms. These include: Seeing people get hurt or killed Not having a strong support system (family & friends) Having a history of substance… Read More Here!