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Cultivating Generations of Happiness...using data rooted in science to help families to Be Happy + Live Happy + Share Happy

Welcome to Clinically Happy with Clinical Psychologists Dr. Lisa Ferrari + Dr. Carla Fry. We’re pleased to introduce you to a new way of thinking about mental wellness – or what what you might hear professional-types traditionally call mental illness. We have a way of looking at and treating people’s mental health that uses the science of Positive Psychology to highlight and develop positive affect and individuals’ strengths and resources.

Maximizing happiness using science filtered through the lens of the TheDrFs.

Next Kindness Patrol Event Coming Soon!

Click here to view more about our annual community kindness initiative. In the mean time, drop by kindnesspatrol.org for ideas about spreading kindness in your neighbourhood, at your school or workplace today. We invite you to snap a photo and post it with the hashtag #weneedYOURkind. We’ll be posting kind deeds – given or received on our social media feeds – especially on our Facebook Group!

@clinicallyhappy

Happy #WorldKindnessDay! What kids have to say about being kind ... from our annual community initiative, the #kindnesspatrol #kindnesspatrolkids ...

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Using Kids as Content (for parents’ social media).

Join us for a lively discussion from our recent interview on Canada’s national morning program, The Morning Show.

The engaging hosts @jmacspeaks & @caolynglobal lead us through some questions that parents are asking: What about using kids as content on socials that generate income for parents?? For the rest of us who don’t generate income from posting videos or images of our kids, what are some ways to decide what and whether to post our kids as content??

What do you think? How do you decide whether you post videos or still images of your kids?

Thinking about how you make your decisions currently about posting your kids, has your decision-making changed over the years? We want to know!!

~ TheDrFs

#livetv #tvnews #childpsychologist #psychologist #parenting #momlife #dadlife #mominfluencer #dadinfluencer #socialmedia #kids #happykids #family #parentlife #themorningshow #tms #mornngshow @Globalnews
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Less than 24 hours til we go live with this amazing duo on #TheMorningShow. Please tune in as we share some psychology science and know-how from the therapy room! We’re discussing topical topics that impact parents everywhere the internet is found (umm .. yes, that`s pretty much everywhere!)

Tuesday September 5th 9am ET/PT 10am AT

~ TheDrFs
#tms #themorningshow #morningshow #lifestyle #canadian #canada #fall #canadianshows #global #kids #childpsychologist #globalnews #kids #national #parentingtips #parentingexpert #psychology #mom #momlife #drlisaferrari #drcarlafry #vancouverpsychologycentre #ontheair #livetv #TheDrFs
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Moms! The back to school trend this year is taking care of YOU! #momlife #kids #selfcare #parenting parents #motherhood #teens #backtoschool #back2school # psychology #psychologyscience #psychologist #drlisaferrari #drcarlafry #TheDrFs ...

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University success:
Step 1: Nourished brain & healthy body
Step 2: Good mental health
Step 3: Maximal academic achievement

In that order.

Reflections from the therapy room this week!

#Backtoschool #universitylife #studenting #collegesuccess #college #university #therapyroom #therapist #freshmansuccess #psychology #gpa #vancouverpsychologycentre #psychologist #TheDrFs
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Sharing some parenting of teens wins. Digging into #logicalconsequences vs punishment… teens tend to be less reactive when there’s frontloading about expectations, when communication is 2-way and the consequences are both logical and reasonable. #thedrfs #parenting #teamwork #familytherapy #frontloading #wins #childpsychology #psychologist #communication #partying #screentime #rewarding #vanciuverpsychologycentre ...

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Cheers to you taking care of YOU this weekend!!! #TheDrFs ...

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Boredom ≠ bad

#thedrfs #bored #mom #dad #childpsychology #summer #summervacation #summervibes #inthenews #news #resilience #happy #happyness #vancouverpsychologycentre #ctv #ctvvancouver
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Thanks to CTV News for inviting us to help put parents’ minds at ease. Kids don’t have to be in back-to-back summer programs & entertained 24/7 this summer. Boredom is a feeling state that is normal - just like all emotions. Helping our kids to equate that feeling of boredom with a cue to get creative, to be silly or to use their imagination will help their brains to grow and will help them to develop a sense of self efficacy. For more, check out our linktree for our youtube channel! #Thedrfs #psychology #parenting #mom #dad #vpc #bored #summer #summervacation #childpsychology #inthenews #news #ctvvancouver #ctv ...

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A happiness tool we use in office with our clients. Short story: Get outside! ❤️ the DrF’s ...

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Want to think like a Finn? Yes, we think you do .. for the 6th year in a row Finland ranks as the world’s happiest country. Let’s dig into one thinking style that’s common in Finlanders and use this happiness hack everyday 🙂 #happy #happiness #positivepsychology #psychologist #good-vibes #positivemood #choice #psychologyscience #worldhappinessreport #thedrfs #happinesshacks ...

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~ Should you take away your teen`s phones as a punishment (`incentive`)?
~ What ages are considered `teenagers` now a-days?
~ What do we do if we think our teen`s friends are a bad influence?

We hit these topics and tons of other parenting a teen issues in today`s #TheWellnessPrescription podcast with @claudia_machiella on @1059theregion.

Join us as we share our experience and what the psychology research tells us (some of this you`ll want to hear, some of it you won`t 🙉)

xo #TheDrFs

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-wellness-prescription/id1583110769?i=1000595874806

#teen #paretingateen #parentingtips #parenthood #parentlife #parents #parentsupport #adolescentmentalhealth #youthdevelopment #momlife #dadlife #childpsychology #childpsychologist #vancouverpsychologycentre
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And anticipation of positive experiences boosts our mood more than anticipation of acquiring stuff does.

So, to kick off a year where you are taking action toward increasing good mood and good vibes! Think about planning something that you look forward to:

• doing all by yourself
• experiencing with a friend, family member or pet
• actioning with an organization that you love

You`ll increase good mood now (and in the lead-up to the experience) and increase your enjoyment of the event while you are doing it. Pretty cool joy hack, if you ask us.
??? Is there anything you are looking forward to this year???

#thedrfs #clinicallyhappy #drlisaferrari #drcarlafry #psychology #psychologist #positivepsychology #socialscience #happy #happiness #goodmood #happynewyear #2023 #joy #joyhack
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