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Your Healthy Mind

Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Farvolden is the Clinical Lead for BEACON and a Senior Clinical Director at CBT Associates.

Recent Posts

The Relationship Between Alcohol and Your Mental Health

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Dec 9, 2019 1:31:58 PM

For many of us, alcohol is a regular part of life. It is part of many rituals that help us relax and connect with others. We may use it to unwind after a long day by socializing with a cold pint[...]

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GAD, SAD & Panic Disorder: what’s the difference?

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Dec 9, 2019 1:29:35 PM

Anxiety, in its many forms, is something that many of us struggle with. In fact, according to a recent report, over 3 million Canadian adults have reported experiencing some kind of mood or[...]

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Topics: Anxiety, Panic

How to be social media healthy

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Jan 8, 2019 4:52:43 PM

Social media can connect people and foster conversations with old friends. But it can also be an overwhelming and never-ending feed of news and views. Scrolling, liking, and re-sharing have[...]

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Understanding panic attacks and how to stop having them

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Sep 28, 2018 1:25:01 PM

Experiencing a panic attack can be an alarming and frightening experience, and have a disruptive impact on quality of life.

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Topics: Panic

You got a crappy grade. Now what?

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Sep 7, 2018 3:30:33 PM

You didn’t study enough. You used the wrong data set for your paper. You’re losing focus on your assignments. You got a crappy grade. Being a post-secondary student means facing setbacks you’ve[...]

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Setback at work? Here’s how to get over it

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Sep 6, 2018 4:27:02 PM

You didn’t meet your quota. Your priority package wasn’t sent on time. The latest promotion went to the newest hire. It can be tough to deal with setbacks at work.

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This is how anxiety can feel

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Aug 8, 2018 11:27:15 AM

Feeling anxious – about people, situations, or just a general background soundtrack of worry – can have a profound impact on how you react to your everyday life.  While there is more than one type[...]

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Topics: Stress, Anxiety

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? How CBT helps you become resilient.

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on Aug 1, 2018 5:11:31 PM

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT, helps people develop resilience to cope with life’s demands. If you are feeling down, overwhelmed or stressed out, CBT can be an effective way to improve[...]

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Signs you may be experiencing PTSD

Posted by Dr. Peter Farvolden, Ph.D., C.Psych. on May 23, 2018 9:43:25 AM

Most people are familiar with posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as a mental health condition experienced by soldiers who have experienced combat or by first responders following experiences[...]

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