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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Upcoming courses offered
February 19 - April 9, 2015
April 30 - June 18, 2015

Taught by Lee Smith, Ph.D.

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Welcome to Telka · Smith Practice in Psychology

Telka · Smith is a multidisciplinary group practice comprised of psychologists and social workers based in Peterborough, Ontario. Our services are complemented by a network of associates across Ontario.

We offer a wide range of psychological and organizational services which include the following:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Critical Incident Stress Assistance
  • Useful Workshops

For more information, call (705) 742-3120 or contact us by e-mail:
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Article Series: This Being Human

Attachment - Babies and Bonding
- by Lee Smith, Ph.D.

You were born to connect - we all were. The popularity of Twitter and texting attest to our human appetite for connection.

As babies we were never passive. Nature has preloaded us with lots of different brain programs (thanks, evolution!) that help with bonding. Don't be fooled by those cute, fuzzy blankets because research shows that newborns are working the room and schmoozing within minutes of birth. If flattery will get us anywhere, and if imitation is the highest form of flattery, then you can bet that babies are shameless flatterers.
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