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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

A 7-week course offered
May 22 - July 3, 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

The Human Problem of Avoiding
- by Lee Smith, Ph.D.

We shouldn't avoid this question any longer: What do you do when you feel troubled? Owning negative emotion and briskly bouncing back from problems are the oh-so-desirables. But most of us just automatically put the troubles out of our mind, using abilities such as distraction, thought stopping, denial or numbing. Or we "think". All of these abilities can be exercised in the service of avoidance.
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