Supporting Another Person

Posted on 01/11/2019 in Blog, Depression & Suicide, Students.

Sometimes we get worried about the mental and emotional health of a loved one, friend or acquaintance. Perhaps a friend has confided in you that they are feeling sad and filled with despair. Maybe you’ve noticed a classmate struggling with stress – they’re not sleeping, they’re on edge and feel tremendous pressure to perform well. Or maybe you know of a friend who is what you suspect is an abusive relationship. You’d like to help – but you’re not sure how. It’s okay to feel awkwa...Read More Here!


Navigating New Relationships

Posted on 15/10/2019 in Blog, Students.

Grade 12 seems like a long time ago and perhaps your high school sweetheart relationship and maybe even some of your friendships are also long gone. Now you’re in university/college and focusing on your studies. Except there may be some new relationships you are experiencing – a roommate, new classmates, professors and instructors, and maybe a new romantic relationship – or perhaps you’re dealing with an existing but now long-distance relationship. College is often a time of big changes ...Read More Here!


Grades and Exam Stress

Posted on 01/10/2019 in Blog, Students.

Most people agree that university and post-secondary studies are vastly different from work done in grade school. For starters, your class size may have risen from about 30 to well over 100! The ability to have one-on-one time with the Professor or Instructor (or even the Teaching Assistant) can be very limited or maybe even in some cases – non-existent. How you’re taught The style of teaching has changed as well. Mostly lecture-style versus experiential learning may be a difficult adjustm...Read More Here!


Adjusting to a New Identity

Posted on 15/09/2019 in Blog, Stress & Anxiety, Students.

Of course, you are still the same person as you were before you started post-secondary studies but it may feel like you have a different identity because the way your peers knew you in grade school may be different from how you are now. You may have been labelled or identified as: An athlete Perhaps you played on all the school teams or you excelled in a sport or athletics as a whole but have decided not to play varsity sports – or maybe you tried to but were unsuccessful. It can be tough to...Read More Here!


Adjusting to a New Place to Live

Posted on 01/09/2019 in Blog, Stress & Anxiety, Students.

Attending post-secondary school for the first time often means a change of address if you don’t live in the same city as the school. Perhaps you’re living away from home for the first time. Maybe you’ve moved from a rural to an urban setting. Or maybe you’re adjusting to life in a dorm or living with one or more roommates. All these changes can be stressful. Leaving home Getting your own place can be very exciting or daunting…or both! Being in university is a bit of an in-between sit...Read More Here!


My child’s school has asked for a psycho-educational assessment as a part of his enrolment criteria… What exactly is that?

Posted on 16/05/2016 in Blog, Parenting, Students.

By Lenka Matuska, Registered Provisional Psychologist, M.C., Dipl. Psych.   That is a question that we get asked a lot at Insight. Many charter and private schools ask for this assessment. Teachers who are concerned about behavior or grades may ask for one as well. A psycho-educational assessment is a series of tests, observations and history taking about your child that when compiled helps family and teachers understand how the child learns and processes information. The role of t...Read More Here!


Peppermint a Memory Enhancer

Posted on in Blog, Students.

By: Nora Abou-Absi A new study out of Northumbria University in Britain suggests that drinking peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory in healthy adults. The research team randomly allocated a total of 180 participants to take a drink of peppermint tea, chamomile tea or hot water. They found that participants who took peppermint tea showed significant improvement in long term memory, working memory and alertness. While the participants who took drank chamomile tea showed a sl...Read More Here!