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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

An 8-week course offered
September 18 - November 6, 2014

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

Stress and Memory
- by Lee Smith, Ph.D.

Chronic stress messes with your mind. Sitting like tuques atop each of our kidneys are our adrenal glands, which sweat hormones such as cortisol when we're stressed. Cortisol and its buddies have a huge portfolio of stress related jobs, and one of them is to regulate how we retain and remember things. They can slide across the blood-brain barrier and influence a whole lot of what goes on upstairs.
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