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April 18, 2020 Dear Inspired Living Medical patients, We are happy to announce that all of our clinicians are offering our regular services on a virtual basis at this time. Our staff will be in touch with you if your appointments were cancelled due to COVID-19 closures or if you had upcoming appointments scheduled. For … Continue reading CLINIC UPDATE – RE: COVID-19
Dear Inspired Living Medical Community: Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this
difficult time as we all learn to navigate through this pandemic as a community. If you are looking for ways to maintain your
wellness during this time, we have created videos with recommendations for maintaining your mental health during a pandemic.
Please share with your friends and family - stay safe and be well! #inthistogether.
Recent Blog Posts
CBC News Network’s Carole MacNeil spoke with Dr. Adriana Wilson, a psychiatrist and founder of Inspired Living Medical, to answer viewer questions about coping with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASK AN EXPERT: DR. ADRIANA WILSON ON PARENTING DURING COVID‑19
To help parents find ways to manage what may feel like insurmountable tasks and challenges, we asked Dr. Adriana Wilson, an assistant professor in Dal’s Department of Psychiatry, to provide some tips on easing anxiety and managing all of the responsibilities parents find themselves juggling these days.
What are social skills? As humans we are hard wired to connect with other people, it helps us feel safe, seen, and adds meaning to our lives. Social skills are the broad set of behaviours that govern how we interact with others; they include use of eye contact, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to … Continue reading Social Skills
Last week we introduced the Top 4 reasons why Attachment matters. In short, it shapes our relationships, which shape our lives! Read on and take the Adult Attachment Questionnaire to find out more about your attachment style! Attachment styles are patterns of behaviour intended to ensure our needs are met. It is ultimately designed to protect us, but it … Continue reading What’s Your Attachment Style?
As I have talked about in previous posts, we are biologically programmed to be well, so we learn the most efficient ways to get our needs met and stay out of harms way very early on, even before we can talk! Here is a 5 min video summary about how and why we form Survival … Continue reading Why do we act the way we do? Survival Maps!
The way it happens is always the same…so let’s look at some actual examples and what we can do about it!
If I offered to swoop into your life and fix all of your problems, what would you say? If you are like most people, you wouldn’t hesitate, not many people would say “no thanks, I want to struggle through this uncertainty and stress on my own thanks!” We all do it. I have been guilty of … Continue reading Why can’t I feel better?
I was at a conference late this week and had the good fortune to speak about relationships and attachment with other clinicians. It was quite impressive because there were thousands of clinical (and just life experience) hours in the room. The attendees were from all over the world, ranging from Australia, Italy, the UK, to local … Continue reading Love, Influence and Power
I am noticing a theme. The importance of tribe just keeps coming up. The cost of not having the right tribe is enormous! I was recently working with a lovely young woman who had Social Anxiety. Here is how the story goes…(she gave me permission to share this and she is also representative of many … Continue reading The Wrong Tribe Can Make Us Feel Crazy!
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